Name and Year: Evan Robinson, 2014
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Major: Economics and Psychology
Medium of Choice: Photography
Street: How did you get started, in general and professionally?
Evan Robinson: Sophomore year of high school I walked out of a basketball game with a broken finger that pointed sideways.
Philadelphia’s mural project, originally the city’s solution to graffiti, has transformed into a wide range of thought–provoking, colossal pieces that define our urban core.
Frank Shepard Fairey, well known for his OBEY sticker campaign and Obama Hope posters, is only one of the many contributers to the cause.
LOOK! on Lancaster Avenue
Lancaster Ave between 35th and 40th St
September 30th at 6 p.m.
Hit up the opening event of this art installation series along Lancaster Corridor, with storefronts and windows along the street featuring innovative works ranging from a backlit display of 10,000 bread bag clips to life-size furniture screen prints simulating an occupied room.
After receiving over 70 submissions (including six puppies and too many sunsets to count), we ranked, deliberated and finally awarded College sophomore AMANDA STEVENS with the top summer shot.
Only an amateur photographer, she snapped the pic — admirable for its dramatic color contrast, balanced composition and authenticity of experience — during a 75–day trip in the Chugach Mountains of southern Alaska.
What ultimately separated this shot from all others is its layering of subjects, capturing an incredible vastness of landscape without shrinking the impact of the silhouetted figures.