April 2, 2021

Pounding The Pavement With Conrad Benner

Pounding The Pavement With Conrad Benner

Christopher Plant sits down with Conrad Benner, the Founder of StreetsDept.com. A Fishtown, Philadelphia born and raised photo blogger, curator, and podcaster, Conrad explores art, our public space, and the creative minds shaping the world around...


Christopher Plant sits down with Conrad Benner, the Founder of StreetsDept.com. A Fishtown, Philadelphia born and raised photo blogger, curator, and podcaster, Conrad explores art, our public space, and the creative minds shaping the world around us.

He has received numerous awards from Philly Magazine, as well as features with Mashable, Instagram, Time Magazine, and Encyclopedia Brittanica.

In this interview with host Christopher Plant, Conrad
discusses his growth on social media, approaching public spaces in a post-Covid era, and the socioeconomic differences between Center City and suburban Philadelphia. Follow Conrad’s work at www.streetsdept.com

Conrad Benner

StreetsDept Founder

onrad Benner is the Founder of StreetsDept.com. A Fishtown, Philadelphia born-and-raised photo-blogger, curator, and podcaster, Conrad’s work explores art, our public space, and the creative minds shaping the world around us. Conrad’s blog has been named one of the ‘Best Blogs for Travellers’ by The Guardian, and his photography highlighted by Mashable and Instagram, as well as printed in Time Magazine and the Encyclopedia Britannica. Winner of the Philadelphia Geek Award for ‘Geek Culture Journalism’ (2011), Conrad was named ‘Best Art Curator’ by Philadelphia Magazine (2014), ‘Rad Guy of the Year’ at the 3rd Annual Rad Awards (2017), and one of ‘The 100 Most Influential People in Philadelphia’ by Philadelphia Magazine (2017). Most recently, he beat out the one and only Gritty to win the ‘Never Delete Your Account‘ award at the first annual Billy Penn awards, The Billies (2019)