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Ann Curry Joins PHOTOVILLE Brooklyn Bridge Park Exhibition, Now thru 9/29

Ann Curry Joins PHOTOVILLE Brooklyn Bridge Park Exhibition, Now thru 9/29

United Photo Industries announces programming for PHOTOVILLE, a free photographic village comprising over 45 shipping containers in Brooklyn Bridge Park, today, 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:

  • Liberia: Remembering, presented by the Chris Hondros Fund and curated by Jamie Wellford, which features the work of nine photojournalists who were in Monrovia in the summer of 2003: Martin Adler, Nic Botham, Carolyn Cole, Ben Curtis, Tim Hetherington, Chris Hondros, Mike Kamber, Q. Sakamaki and Kuni Takahashi. Hondros, Hetherington and Adler have since died covering conflicts. The show is presented in their memory and in honor of all those who lost their lives during Liberia's decade-long civil war.
  • Tamms Year Ten, 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, present Photo Requests from Solitary. Men held in solitary confinement were asked to request a photograph of anything in the world, real or imagined; the resulting images are displayed in a pop-up campaign office, where visitors can meet advocates working to end solitary confinement.
  • Reporting Our World uses five key photographs to shine a light on domestic and global issues documented by NBC News anchor/correspondent Ann Curry. The images are brought to life utilizing augmented reality technology, creating an interactive, multimedia experience which connects Ann Curry's broadcast journalism with her passion for photography.
  • State, presented by INSTITUTE and Paolo Woods, features photographs from three years Woods spent in Haiti and questions processes that extend far beyond the island. Woods will also participate in a conversation with Fred Ritchin and sign books as part of Photoville's lecture series.
  • PhotoVoice is a participatory photography program that teaches a documentary style of photography focused on issues related to students' neighborhoods and self-exploration by students in Brownsville and Red Hook, Brooklyn. The exhibition Perspectivespresents the photography and narrative work from the students. Funded by New York City Mayor's Office for Economic Opportunity and facilitated by Brooklyn organizations - The Red Hook Community Justice Center, the Brownsville Community Justice Center (both projects of the Center for Court Innovation), the Brooklyn Arts Council and United Photo Industries.
  • 501 Photographs, from musician and photographer Nick Zinner, in collaboration with curator Sam Barzilay. The show is a collection of images from more than 15 years Zinner has spent on the road with his band the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. The selected photographs encapsulate the small, quiet moments in between shows.
  • Only In Burundi, the brainchild of photographer Anaïs López and writer Eva Smallegange, who for the past two years worked on presenting the story of Burundi through the personal stories of Koky, their guide and the project's main narrator.
  • Fractured: The Shale Play combines photographs, video, and sound elements by photojournalist Nina Berman showing the impact of fracking in the Marcellus Shale region of Pennsylvania.
  • Small Town Inertia, presented by aCurator's Julie Grahame, which explores the intimate and untold stories of marginalized individuals in the small rural community in East Anglia, UK, where photographer J A Mortram resides.
  • Martin Roemers' Metropolis, a project presented by Anastasia Photo that documents the process of global urbanization by focusing on the world's megacities. Taking viewers from Calcutta to New York, Roemers' images reveal the dynamic character of each city and the urban dwellers that make it their home.
  • How Sandy Hit Rockaway is an ongoing photographic narrative that focuses on the residents of the Rockaways in Queens who have been affected by Hurricane Sandy, and the unique obstacles to recovery facing each individual. Photographer Kisha Bari has been volunteering her time and documenting the lives that were affected by Sandy since October 2012.

The full list of participating presenters includes aCurator, Aloys Ginjaar & Astrid Verhoef, American Illustration-American Photography, Anaïs López and Eva Smallegange, Anastasia Photo, Athens Photo Festival, Camera Club of New York, Canberra Lab, Chris Hondros Fund, Conveyor Arts, Dear Dave, Magazine, Dirk Anschütz, Douglas Ljungkvist, Feature Shoot, FotoFestival Naarden, Gaston Lacombe, Indie Photobook Library, INSTITUTE, International Center of Photography, Jason Florio, Jerry Vezzuso, Kisha Bari, Lux Lab, Magnum Foundation, The New York Times, Nina Berman, Noorderlicht Festival, Open Society Foundations, Parsons the New School for Design, Photo District News, School of Visual Arts, Solitary Watch, Tamms Year Ten, The Centenary of Canberra, The Electromagnetic Theater, The New York Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement, The Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, The Tierney Fellowship, TIME Lightbox, United Photo Industries, Viktor Koen, VII Photo Agency and Virginia Quarterly Review.

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