For the past few weeks, Visit Philly has been running a pretty cool campaign that’s tying Instagram together with their new Philadelphia Neighborhoods campaign. Between April and July, the Visit Philly Instagram account (@visitphilly) will occasionally be in the hands of a talented and seasoned guest Instagrammer. They’ve been tasked with documenting some of the awesome neighborhoods surrounding Center City.
If you’ve already been following this campaign, you might’ve already spotted some of my favorite users on Instagram: Conrad Benner of StreetsDept.com — his personal account (@StreetsDept) has over 4,000 followers and Conrad has a knack for uncovering some of the city’s vast and amazing works of street art; he captured my home neighborhood of Northern Liberties.
Other users include photographer Neal Santos (@nealsantos) who has a massive following of over 18,000 followers on his Instagram featuring some absolutely fantastic photos; he set out to capture West Philly’s Spruce Hill neighborhood. Up next week is designer and street artist Mike Smith (@mikesmith); he’ll be photographing the neighborhood of Fairmount.
There’s way more yet to come. Later this month, photojournalist Eric Mencher (@emencher) will be lending his talents on the Visit Philly account to capture the neighborhood of Bella Vista. There’s also Chris Robinson (@cbeatz852) covering West Philly’s Powelton and Jason Moss (@jasonmoss) covering Pennsport, both in June.
Be sure to follow Visit Philly on Instagram to follow this amazing series of photos throughout the spring and early summer.