BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK – United Photo Industries presents the eighth annual Photoville festival from September 12 through 22, featuring more than than 90 photography exhibits plus dozens of panels, workshops, demonstrations, and special events.
The free outdoor photo festival takes place each year in Brooklyn Bridge Park with exhibits presented in repurposed shipping containers. Along with United Photo Industries, a diverse group of cultural, educational, media, and non-profit organizations have curated work by hundreds of artists from around the world to be presented in the makeshift galleries. Check out the full list of exhibits here.
This year’s fest will also feature a series of talks at St. Ann’s Warehouse on documenting contemporary topics, such as ReVisioning Queer and Trans People of Color in Photography, A New Vision of the Indigenous Narrative, and Teargas, Trolling, and Trauma: Photographing Political Polarization in the U.S.
Leica and Adobe will also have tents set up to host a variety of workshops and discussions. Both companies will host multiple photowalks with professionals on hand to share their favorite works on view and personal perspectives during themed walks. In addition, the camera-maker will offer Leica-on-Loan, a complimentary daily loan program that allows participants to borrow from an assortment of Leica cameras and lenses. The loan program is first come, first served, and a photo ID, credit card, and SD card are required.
Photoville will also host evening projection displays, hands-on workshops, an education day for NYC middle school and high school students, interactive programming, vendor stalls, family-friendly activities, equipment demonstrations, a photo book store, a Smorgasburg beer garden, and a tintype portrait booth by Penumbra Foundation.
The opening night celebration will take place on Thursday, September 12 at 7pm at the Smorgasburg Beer Garden. The evening will present recent work from Magnum Foundation, For Freedoms, Bronx Documentary Center, Bats’i Lab, and Facing Change: Documenting America. The event will also introduce United Photo Industry’s new public art project Community Heroes, announce the photographers for the national We, Women project, present the 40 photographers featured on this year’s edition of The FENCE and announce the winner of the People’s Choice award from that traveling photo exhibition.
Learn more at Photoville.nyc.