Ann Curry Joins PHOTOVILLE Brooklyn Bridge Park Exhibition, 9/19-29
United Photo Industries announces programming for PHOTOVILLE, a free photographic village comprising over 45 shipping containers in Brooklyn Bridge Park, September 19-29, 2013. The event will feature over 40 exhibitions, 7 photo screenings, 30 talks, 20 workshops, community events -- ALL FREE -- plus a food and beer garden. For more information, visit photovillenyc.org, and read more below!
Over 40 exhibitions including Liberia: Remembering, presented by the Chris Hondros Fund; 501 Photographs by musician & photographer Nick Zinner (Yeah Yeah Yeahs); Reporting Our World by NBC News anchor/correspondent Ann Curry; Photo Requests from Solitary, a collaborative project organized by Tamms Ten Year, Solitary Watch, the New York Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement, and Parsons The New School for Design, with support from the Open Society Foundations;Martin Roemers' Metropolis, documenting megacities; Noorderlicht Festival's The Sequel; Anaïs López and Eva Smallegange'sOnly in Burundi, Nina Berman's Fractured: The Shale Play, on fracking in the U.S.; The New York Times; TIME Magazine; Paolo Woods' portraits of Haiti life presented by INSTITUTE.
7 Nighttime photography screenings including MediaStorm, Daylight's ten-year anniversary celebration, FotoVisura, Question Bridge, INSTITUTE, and Slideluck curated by TIME's Kira Pollack.
Over 30 Photography talks and panels presented by PhotoShelter's Luminance hosting Professional Development Sessions The Magnum Foundation, Open Society Foundations, Museum of the City of New York, Flak Photo; Daylight Books, Stella Kramer & Julie Grahame, and PhotoVoiceNYC.
Over 20 Workshops including "Great Portraits in 15 Seconds," by David Graham; "Shooting People: The Art of the Street Approach," by Brooklyn Central; "Plastic Fantastic," by Lomography; "Creative Manipulations with Impossible Instant Film," by The Impossible Project; a zine workshop with Conveyor Arts; Center for Alternative Photography's introduction to cyanotypes; and Justina Villanueva's "Guide to Rock Photography."
Community participation events including AXS Map; PhotoShelter Photographer Peer Review Happy Hour; Flak Photo NY Community Meetup.
1,000-foot-long outdoor photographic installation, The FENCE running throughout Brooklyn Bridge Park
Food & Beer Garden run by Greenwood Park with the support of Brooklyn Brewery.
Brooklyn-based photographic art-presenting organization United Photo Industries produces unique, site-specific exhibitions, installations and events that demonstrate the universal power of photography. This September 19-29, they will present their most ambitious undertaking to date, Photoville 2013, a 74,000 sq. ft. photography-focused pop up village filling more than 45 shipping containers repurposed into photo & multi-media galleries. Photoville features exhibitions, lectures, hands-on workshops, night-time screenings, a camera-flower installation by Brazilian artist André Feliciano-all free and wrapping around a summer beer-garden complete with food trucks. This second annual edition of the festival is substantially bigger than the inaugural Photoville, which was presented last summer and drew over 40,000 visitors to Brooklyn Bridge Park.
Photoville 2013 will take place on the Uplands of Pier 5 in Brooklyn Bridge Park, and will be open:
Thursday, September 19, 4pm - 10pm
Friday, September 20, 4pm - 10pm
Saturday, September 21, 12pm - 10pm
Sunday, September 22, 12pm - 8:30pm
Thursday, September 26, 4pm - 10pm
Friday, September 27, 4pm - 10pm
Saturday, September 28, 12pm - 10pm
Sunday, September 29, 12pm - 8pm
The public is encouraged to enter Brooklyn Bridge Park at Furman Street and Joralemon Street. Admission is free, however a suggested donation of $3 is encouraged and appreciated to secure the longevity of this community event.
Photoville 2013 has partnered with several Brooklyn cultural events including Marty Markowitz's Brooklyn Book Festival as an official Book End event on September 21, 2013 as well as the DUMBO Arts Festival (September 27 - 29, 2013) - A free community arts event where the idea of Photoville was original conceived.
Photoville is produced by United Photo Industries and presented in partnership with Brooklyn Bridge Park, Photo District News, B&H Photo, Two Trees Management, Duggal Visual Solutions, DUMBO Business Improvement District, and One Brooklyn Bridge Park. The East River Ferry is the official Transportation sponsor of Photoville.
Visit www.photovillenyc.org for detailed directions and additional information.
Exhibition highlights, in (and outside of) 45 shipping containers, will include: