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“Joe’s Junk Yard” – Photo book by Lisa Kereszi

Joe's Junk YardPhilly-raised photographer Lisa Kereszi’s new book, “Joe’s Junk Yard,” is “a personal narrative photo book, spanning more than fifty years and three generations, that explores one family’s achievement and subsequent demise of the American Dream.”

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Kereszi is on the faculty of the Yale School of Art, and Acting Director of Undergraduate Studies in Photography. She has also taught at the International Center of Photography and School of Visual Arts and has been a visiting artist/critic at the Yale School of Architecture, NYU, Massachusetts College of Art, Parsons, School of Visual Arts, Vassar, UNC Chapel Hill, Eastern Tenn. State and for George Madison University. She has traveled to Central Asia to teach a group of artists through an exchange program through CEC Arts Link, and was an artist-in-residence at a program at Atlantic Center for the Arts in Summer 2005, at Lake Balaton in Hungary in 2006, and at Chashama North in 2007.   Her work is in many private collections and in that of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Altoids Curiously Strong Collection of the New Museum of Contemporary Art, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, the Berkeley Art Museum and the Yale University Art Gallery. Find out more about her at


Interview: Patrick Fyock, Online Media Analyst

Patrick Fyock

Patrick Fyock is an online media analyst at Harmelin Media. In this PhIMA interview, find out the first place he goes for information in the morning, the next big step for digital media, and how he feels about working in Philly.

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Thanks to our friends at PhIMA, the Philadelphia Interactive Marketing Association, for this interview. Find out more about PhIMA at

Spotlight: G-ram Films

G-ram Films

Founded under the creative vision of Graham Nolte in 2007, G-ram Films is a West Chester-based film production company headed by the leadership of writer/director Graham Nolte and producer Tommy Stackhouse. From the company’s early days of “Jackass” type stunts to a more modern indulgence of both situational and satirical comedy, G-ram Films is building a cult fan base.

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Interview: Bernard Cleff, Photographer

Bernard Cleff was a founder of the ASMP Philly chapter. He has shot for Fortune, Forbes, Cosmo and the New York Times Sunday Magazine. His work has taken him from Altoona to China. Find out what he says an aspiring photographer should know about getting into the business.

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AIGA Philly Interview with “Designy Illustrator” Mikey Burton

This should be of interest to all you designers and illustrators out there.

In this video interview, Ohio-born Mikey Burton speaks with AIGA’s Craig Schlanser about finding creative inspiration in the Rust Belt, how he manages tight deadlines, and what his goals are for the future.

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Philly Advertising’s Movers & Shakers

The Philly Ad Club’s annual Movers & Shakers Pinnacle Award Program recognizes the biggest names in Philly advertising.

Join the Philly Ad Club regional community in honoring three “Movers and Shakers” on April 25th at Loews, Millennium Ballroom (12th and Market Streets). Registration will be at 11:30 a.m. and the luncheon will end around 2 p.m.

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Interview With Neil Kleinman of the Corzo Center and UArts

Neil Kleinman, senior fellow at the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy and professor of media and communication – The University of the Arts.

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Interview: Nicole DeFeo of eWomen Network

Nicole DeFeo has 15 years of experience building and leading non-profit organizations from the ground up. An accomplished strategist and marketer, her vision and drive have taken small struggling non-profits to thriving, successful organizations in short periods of time. Her performance has been recognized in the national market of non-profits through awards for marketing, mentoring and exceptional achievement. She currently serves as the International Executive Director of Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority, Inc, a membership organization with over 50,000 initiated women and is the newly appointed Managing Director of eWomen Network, Center City Philadelphia Chapter, an international networking community for women in business.

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Interview: Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour

Katie West, Senior Program Officer for Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation (MAAF), is the Founding Director of the Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour (PennPAT) Program. West has been a speaker on subjects including marketing for performing artists, grantwriting and partnership, and has served on grant review panels, boards of directors and advisory and host committees for various organizations and events. In addition to her administrative work, West has danced professionally, taught dance, and written dance reviews and feature stories for daily and bi-monthly publications.

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