– Hosted at Center / Architecture + Design
part of a series on Transparency
About the speaker
Conrad Benner is a photographer and the Founder/Editor of StreetsDept.com, a Philly-based photo-blog that documents and celebrates street art, graffiti, and urban exploration. Conrad’s blog has been named one of the ‘Best Blogs for Travellers’ by The Guardian, and Conrad himself named Philly’s ‘Best Art Curator’ by Philadelphia Magazine. His photography work has been highlighted by Mashable and Instagram, and printed in Time Magazine and the Encyclopedia Britannica. Conrad is a lifelong Philadelphian, born and raised in Fishtown where he lives today.
Traditional Bakery . Gluten Free . Coffee Roasting A decade after we opened our original bakery, High Point has earned a reputation for exceptional quality and fantastic service. We are pleased and proud to be bringing our mission to the Greater Philadelphia community and beyond. We believe in the little things in life. A REALLY good cup of coffee, the daily luxury of a lovely pastry and to not have to compromise taste just because you have food sensitivity. We love what we do and we want to share it.
Transparency built Streets Dept, and today it’s paying my rent. Conrad Benner is the Founder and Editor of StreetsDept.com, a photo-blog about street art, graffiti, and urban exploration. In his talk he’ll discuss the challenges of documenting and celebrating an illegal art form, how keeping an honest dialog with his readers helped him to grow his blog and social media platforms to become one of the most followed individuals in Philadelphia, and how working openly with advertisers allowed him to turn his labor of love into a career. (Full disclosure: it’s a story of listening and learning, of late nights with white wine returning emails at 1am, and of committing himself to the practice of transparency.)