Art + Culture

PHOTOVILLE is HERE! Five Picks for Week 1

From September 19-29, Photoville transforms Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 5 into a pop-up village of shipping container exhibition space. Attracting more than 40,000 visitors during the 2012 launch, Photoville is back with a feisty mix of photo-filled activities, including exhibitions, lectures, hands-on workshops, night-time projections, a photo dog-run, a camera-flower greenhouse. Oh, there’s also summer beer-garden!

We’ve combed through the lineup to spotlight these 5 can’t-miss Photoville happenings this weekend:

  • Opening Party! – Special curated screening of The FENCE 2013 and the multimedia presentation Adventures Across the 7 Seas, curated by Amanda Gorence & Sam Barzilay (Thursday 9/19, 7pm)
  • Workshop: Great Portraits in 15 Seconds -This workshop is aimed at anyone who wants to take better portraits whether of friends, family or strangers in the street. David Graham is a UK based award-winning portrait photographer who believes anyone can take great portraits in a short time. (Saturday, 9/21, 11:30-1pm))
  • Storytelling by MediaStorm – Brian Storm will present on digital storytelling and the cinematic narrative. Citing work by his DUMBO-based production company, Storm will emphasize how storytelling continues to evolve as a result of technological innovations and an expanding media universe. (Saturday 9/21, 7pm)
  • Superstorm Sandy: Photographers Perspectives – A panel discussion with photographers who covered Superstorm Sandy during the storm, it’s aftermath and the ongoing recovery. Participants include Susannah Ray, Benjamin Lowy, Wyatt Gallery, Douglas Ljungkvist, and Kisha Bari.(Sunday 9/22, 6:20-7:20)
  • Rebels – Images describing “the essence of anyone who has refused to conform to society and retains their individualism, or goes against the tide artistically, socially or politically,” curated by Luxlab and Carl Saytor. (Ongoing exhibition)

PHOTOVILLE 2013 – Trailer from United Photo Industries on Vimeo.

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