Big Bird, Los Angeles Street — shown above framed and hanging in our home — is one of five of my photos from my Urban Tree Portraits series now on view online in The Print Center 96th Annual (the rest are shown below). The Print Center is a venerable Philadelphia institution — as you may have surmised from the fact that they've been holding an annual exhibition for 96 years. Visit their website to view larger images of all five, with a bio and artist's statement. Here's their description of this year's edition of the Annual:

The Print Center ANNUAL is one of the most prestigious and oldest juried competitions in the United States. The 96th ANNUAL features works by 35 of the finest international artists currently using photography or printmaking as critical components in their work.

The 96th ANNUAL was juried by Ana Casas Broda, artist, educator, editor and co-director of Hydra + Fotografía and Dr. Kelli Morgan, independent curator, social justice activist and Professor and Director of Curatorial Studies, Tufts University. Broda and Morgan reviewed over 2,600 images and videos submitted by 537 artists. Submissions came from 46 states and 30 countries across the globe. We are pleased to present an online exhibition of portfolios from the 10 Finalists and 25 Semifinalists.

Chalk Heart, Convoy Street, Playa del Rey
Another Helen Was Here, Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles
557, Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles
Burl and Root Baroque, Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles

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