TILT Institute for the Contemporary Image

1 Dec 2016


Photo by Hank Willis Thomas and Wyatt Gallery, courtesy of Philly Block Project.


Zanele Muholi, Bester I, 2015, self portrait, Mayotte. Photo courtesy of the artist.


Hakan Ibisi carries a photograph of his grandfather in his wallet. Ibisi was photographed for the Philly Block Project, a collaboration between the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center and Hank Willis Thomas. Photo by Wyatt Gallery/Hank Willis Thomas Studio, 2015.


Zanele Muholi, Bona, 2015, self portrait, Charlottesville. Photo courtesy of the artist.


Rendering for The Meadows Arts Park. Rendering by Terra Studio for the Philly Block Project.

TILT Institute for the Contemporary Image (formerly known as the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center) is an artist-focused institution centered on the importance of contemporary image-making as an ever-evolving art form. The organization offers exhibitions, events, educational programming, and residencies. TILT is a resource for both practicing artists as well as individuals interested in learning about all aspects of contemporary photography. TILT received a 2015 Center grant to present Hank Willis Thomas: Philadelphia Block Project, a 15-month, multi-phase engagement and exhibition that invited audiences to consider issues related to gentrification. In 2017, the organization received Center support for an 18-month residency for South African photographer Zanele Muholi, creating a mobile exhibition space, and engaging with 10 Philadelphia women in telling their own stories through self-portraits and portraits of women in the participants’ lives.