Art + Culture

Photoville is Back!

Our favorite fall photography festival returns on September 18-28. Watch Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 5 transform into a pop-up village built from shipping containers re-purposed into photography exhibition space. This summer’s PHOTOVILLE will host an exciting mix of photo exhibitions, outdoor photo installations, artist lectures, professional development seminars, and hands- on workshops. When the sun goes down, online news platform Narratively will present “After Dark”, a series of night-time multimedia projects. Did we mention the beer garden yet? New this year, PHOTOVILLE is partnering with Brooklyn favorite Smorgasburg to create an awesome space where you can eat, drink, and hang out with other photography lovers.

PHOTOVILLE 2014 is expected to bring in 80,000 viewers, making it the largest photography event in New York City! All exhibitions are free to the public so bring your friends and family. Even dogs are welcome at PHOTOVILLE!

Here’s a quick snapshot of 5 can’t-miss exhibits and events:
  • We Live in Brooklyn, Baby, a special opening night (Sept. 18) evening screening of photography that represents and explores the multi-faceted and changing nature of the communities of Brooklyn.
  • When You’re Smiling, an interactive installation created by international children’s cleft charity and Marquee Partner Smile Train. Participants can lend their voice to this cause by singing a line from the classic song When You’re Smiling to raise awareness of and support for children with clefts in developing countries.
  • The Geography of Youth, an interactive, participatory exhibition exploring the thoughts and faces of the Millennial generation worldwide, created by photographers Morrigan McCarthy and Alan Winslow after spending three years traveling the world by bicycle and camper.
  • Daily Life – Za’atari Refugee Camp, a series of larger-than-life-size outdoor prints – first installed on the 300 meter barbed wire T-Walls that surround the entrance to the Za’atari Syrian refugee camp – to bring renewed attention to the pressing issue of the Syrian conflict & the unprecedented number of refugees displaced by it.
  • Tunnel People, an in depth documentary project on the underground homeless made in the mid 1990’s by anthropologist Teun Voeten who lived for 5 months with the homeless in a community in a tunnel under Riverside Park, Manhattan.

Check out PHOTOVILLE’s website for the full event schedule.

PHOTOVILLE is produced by DUMBO-based United Photo Industries (the awesome team behind the neighborhood public art projects like THE FENCE, (super)Heroes and Geolocations: DUMBO).