A couple months ago, more than 1,800 people submitted photographs taken on Oct. 26 somewhere in the city limits for the third annual Philly Photo Day, nearly double last year’s total. Forty of the photos, which could be of any subject and were taken by a range of amateurs and professionals, were selected to be placed on billboards and SEPTA buses and trains around the city in a semi-mobile public exhibition. And tonight, all 1,800 submissions will be displayed for the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center’s opening-night reception. Expect a broad representation of the city, as the photos contain a wide array of people and places taken in both color and black and white — without the use of Kelvin, Sutro or other Instagram filters.
Opening reception Thu., Dec. 6, 6 p.m., exhibit through Dec. 28, free, Icebox at the Crane Arts Building, 1400 N. American St., 215-232-5678, philaphotoarts.org.