Art + Culture

Photoville is Back! Here Are Our Top 5 Picks

Photoville, New York City’s largest annual photographic event is back for its third year!  For eight days (September 18 – 21 & 25 – 28), Brooklyn Bridge Park will be transformed into a pop-up village of recycled shipping container “galleries” (you have to see it to believe it), and will be home to more than 50 photo exhibitions featuring artists from around the world.  With over 80,000 expected attendees, dozens of hands-on workshops, food and drink vendors galore, and more art than you can imagine, here’s how to make the most of your time:

  • Opening Night Celebration: Featuring We Live in Brooklyn, Baby– a thirty year photographic journey captured by more than thirty Brooklyn photographers, this exhibit explores Brooklyn’s unique character and distinct cultural identity- before it was cool.  Curated by Jamel Shabazz.  Stick around to see the Opening Party Slideshow of The FENCE, and a surprise announcement by the Triennial of Photography Hamburg.  (Thursday September 18, 7:30pm)
  • Smorgasburg Beer Garden:  We know all this art has you feeling thirsty, so stop by the Photoville Beer Garden in partnership with Smorgasburg!  Taste goodies from some of your Smorg favorites, such as Red Hook Lobster, Brooklyn Roasting Company, HomeFrite, Rice & Miso, Chickpea & Olive, and more. (Everyday)
  • Meet Your Maker: DIY Culture has gone crazy in Brooklyn, but who really are the ones doing the making?  This installment of the Narratively After Dark series tells their stories, beyond the trendy label. (Saturday September 20th, 7:30pm)
  • People of the Horse: This photo series showcases the strong connection between Native Americans and nature, particularly showing the relationship between horses and culture, both historically and today.  Curated by Sarah Leen, featuring Erika Larsen. (Everyday)
  • The Everyday Movement: Join @everydayafrica co-founder Peter DiCampo and others for a panel discussion on the global movement of photographers using everyday imagery to fight media stereotypes on a community, city, country, or continent level.   (Sunday September 21, 1:30-2:30pm)

What: Photoville
When: September 18th – 21st & 25th – 28th. Detailed schedule here.
Where: Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 5
Who: Photoville is organized by United Photo Industries.