April 20, 2016–May 22, 2016

Three Rivers Portraits
Photographs celebrating the life of Pittsburgh

Representing the finest photography talent in Pittsburgh, the 27 portrait artists featured in this show document both inner city and rural life in bold and refreshing new ways. This look at youth, tradition, diversity and memory illustrates how vibrant and dynamic Pittsburgh’s arts community has become.

Participating Artists

  • JP Naughton
  • Tom M Johnson
  • Dan Winter
  • Nick Childers
  • Aaron Blum
  • Janelle Bendycki
  • Thomas Souzer
  • George Francis
  • Matthew Conboy
  • Jake Reinhart
  • Justin Visnesky
  • Karen Kaighin
  • Lori Cardille
  • Matthew Mantle Grey
  • Meaghan Moulton
  • Travis Mitzel
  • Richard Kelly
  • Ross Mantle
  • Nathan Pazsint
  • Shelley Lipton
  • Jason Snyder
  • Ivette Spradlin
  • Stephen Speranza
  • Sarah VanTassel
  • Bill Wade
  • Maria Akis & Craig Lillich
  • Kristian Thacker

Meet the Curator
Phillip Prodger

Growing up in Hong Kong, Phillip Prodger developed a strong interest in art and took his first degree in Political Economy and Asian Studies at Williams College in Massachusetts. Phillip taught photography and photographic history at the Hong Kong Arts Centre before taking up a junior post at the Stanford University Art Museum, later obtaining his Master’s degree at Stanford. He went on to study history of art at Cambridge University, where he wrote his Ph.D. thesis on artists in the circle of Charles Darwin. Phillip has held several curatorial posts including at the Saint Louis Art Museum, the National Gallery of Canada, and the Peabody Essex Museum, where he was founding Curator of Photography. In 2013 he received a Focus award for contributions to the appreciation and enjoyment of photography.

As Head of Photographs Phillip oversees acquisitions, research, loan and display of photographs from the 19th century to the present and helps shape the Gallery’s photographic exhibitions programme. He also manages the curatorial team in photography, which includes assistant and associate curators and cataloguers. Prior to joining the staff he curated the exhibition Hoppé Portraits: Society, Studio and Street (2011) at the gallery. He is a member of the Gallery’s Senior Management Team.

To learn more about Phillip please visit npg.org.uk →

Photo from the Three Rivers exhibition opening

April 20, 2016–May 22, 2016

The exhibition is now over. Thanks for joining us and supporting our artists.

See the event photos →


Opening Reception
5:30–9:00 pm

937 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

About Magenta POP

The Magenta Foundation consistently strives to discover new and exciting ways to move art from inside traditional exhibition spaces toward less formal, and more accessible, outdoor public spaces through unexpected pop-up art installations. We believe that public art needs to be in more outdoor spaces, reaching more people and uniting artists and arts communities everywhere.

We’re always excited to work with cities and neighbourhoods to help improve public spaces. Stay tuned for much more to come and many new cities to host public art.