I love Philadelphia and have built a large archive of documentary and portrait photography over the past twenty years. 

My photographs have been published in Popular Photography Magazine, Philadelphia Magazine, Philadelphia City Paper and on various websites including Hidden City Philadelphia, Curbed Philly, Philadelphia Magazine's Philly Property blog and Plan Philly's "Eyes on the Street."   I was selected as a finalist and published in Photography Forum Magazine's Annual Best of Photography 2014 book with an image from my In Transit series, and in the Philadelphia ASMP chapter in their 2014 Annual Focus Philadelphia competition.   

I have contributed photo essays and stories  to Hidden City Philadelphia, a non-profit organization with a mission to "Inspire people to be curious about the city, to fall in love with its remarkable but lesser-known places, and to give their time, resources, and ideas to realize new futures for the places and communities where we work."  My author archive on Hidden City Daily can be found here: http://hiddencityphila.org/author/TheresaStigale/

In 2012, I joined the Leadership Team of The Philadelphia Photo League, which was formed to emulate the original New York Photo League and focus on documenting our city and volunteering our collective group photography skills to work with local non-profits. Our motto is "Changing the world one picture at a time." New members are welcome to join:  http://www.philadelphiaphotoleague.com

In the fall of 2017, selected photographs taken on behalf of the Philadelphia Photo League and the Sharp Insight Program were on exhibit in the Philadelphia Museum of Art, in the "Philadelphia Assembled" project. http://www.philamuseum.org/exhibitions/854.html  

My latest work involves creating a number of vintage and contemporary portrait series in my studio, often working on professional photoshoots with models and my creative team.  

These photographs incorporate mostly vintage and found materials that I have collected over the years. Some of the themed concept series are intended to express observations of 20th century societal expectations as well as a focus on modern consumerism.

For inquiries: Please contact me through this site or at theresastigale@gmail.com.    

Thank you!



PPAC Philadelphia Photo Arts Center;

PPL Philadelphia Photo League



All of my photographs are copyrighted with all rights reserved.  

Please do not download or use my work without photo credit and link backs and never for any commercial use without contacting me in advance for purchase or licensing rights.  The city of Philadelphia, registered community organizations and non-profits will always be given special consideration for using my work with advanced written request.