By: SNJ Today Staff
Over 400 photos were submitted to highlight Camden’s parks, families, historic architecture, and nature along with the iconic features of City Hall, RCA Victor, Ben Franklin Bridge, and Philadelphia skyline.
“I congratulate the winner of Camden’s social media photo contest,” said Camden Mayor Frank Moran in a press release. “As a lifelong resident, I know firsthand the beauty and limitless potential Camden has to offer. The images submitted did an amazing job of capturing the City’s vibrancy, individuality, and evolving landscape. These inspirational snapshots provide a glimpse of the transformational power of art. Camden’s “A New View” public art project will not only help bring local art to the forefront but it will also shine a bright light on the negative impacts of illegal dumping.”
Earlier this year, Camden was given $1 million from the Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Challenge to start “A New View,” which will transform spots throughout the city associated with illegal dumping into art spaces to attract visitors and inspire residents.
The six sites for temporary public art are located along major transportation corridors in the Camden neighborhoods of North Camden, Gateway, Whitman Park, and East Camden, along the PATCO Speedline, NJ Transit’s River Line, and Camden GreenWay.