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The Phillips’ Mill Photographic Exhibition enters its fourth decade


With its enduring theme of “Photography as Art,” the 31st annual celebration of photography and photographers at Phillips’ Mill in New Hope will open on March 31 this year.

As in 2023, the Photo Committee will hold not only a three-week juried exhibition but also a weeklong committee members’ show, meaning that photography afficionados will have the opportunity to view twice as many works as in the past.

For the 2024 exhibition, the juror is Thom Goertel, a distinguished fine-art and documentary photographer who has worked everywhere from the White House to Iceland to Kenya, and more. His oeuvre can be seen at

This year, 257 photographers from 13 states – as far away as Colorado and California – submitted 1,023 images to the juried show.

There will be an accepted artists’ reception on March 30, at which awards will be announced, and the juried show will open to the public on March 31, and run through April 19. Attendees can expect to see a wide range of different types of photographic subject matter, techniques, processes, and styles, all at a very high level of artistic quality.

On April 21, the Photo Committee’s own “Not Your Run-of-the-Mill Photo Show” will open and will be on view until April 28. This exhibit will include a special “Backwall” section in which photographers respond to a self-portrait assignment, with commentary about their own images.

For both exhibitions, a donation of $5 will be requested at the door, and all works will be available for purchase, as well as Phillips’ Mill Photo logo items.

For information, visit Phillips’ Mill Community Association is located just north of New Hope at 2619 River Road, New Hope. Call 215-882-0582, or visit

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