Photoville 2015


Photoville gives Photographers the Unparalleled Opportunity for 70,000+ People, from the General Public to Industry Professionals, to Discover Their Work Over Two Weeks.

It also gives New York a Place to see and learn about Photography, Eat, Drink and Dwell in a Panoramic Waterfront Location with a Wide Range of Exhibitions, Groundbreaking Two-Week Photography Event Features Nightly Outdoor Projection Programs; Site-Specific Works; Tents with Vendors, Publishers and Gear Demonstrators; Panel Discussions, Talks and Workshops; and a Food & Beer Garden by Smorgasburg and Brooklyn Brewery.

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This year’s programming includes:

  • An opening night event with highlights from UPI’s other big public art initiative, The Fence, plus the world premiere of Down & Dirty, curated by iconic music photographer Janette Beckman, celebrating music photography from over four decades with acclaimed photographers such as Roberta Bayley, Adrian Boot, Danny Clinch, Bob Gruen, Mel D Cole, Michael Putland and Jonathan Mannion
  • Over 60 exhibitions, including Eugene Richards’ Red Ball of a Sun Slipping Down, shot on the impoverished Arkansas Delta region; Ann Kenneally’s Upstate Girls, which views the American narrative as told through the experience of girls in North Troy, NY; Radcliffe Roye’sWhen Living is a Protest, on everyday struggles for racial equality; Jeff Sheng’s Fearless, on LGBT student athletes; Daniel Berehulak’s Pulitzer Prize winning Scenes From The Ebola Crisis, comprising photos shot in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea; Debi Cornwall’s Gitmo at Home, Gitmo at Play, Gitmo on Sale on the absurdities of everyday life at the Guantanamo Bay prison complex; and a collection of images from Getty Images’ 20-year history
  • Outdoor installations including five large exhibitions by National Geographic, featuring the work of Robert Clark, Lynn Johnson, Peter Muller, Stephanie Sinclair and selections from the National Geographic Instagram community; Matt Black’s Geography of Poverty, featuring images of some of America’s poorest towns; Devin Allen’s recent work, which offers an intimate look at life in Baltimore during and after the protests that followed the death of Freddie Gray, curated by Olivier Laurent of TIME LightBox
  • The Mash Up: In celebration of the Photoville opening night show, Down & Dirty, the UPI team is double-stacking two containers where photographer and curator Janette Beckman has invited celebrated street artists Cey Adams and Queen Andrea to “mash-up” two of her iconic music images larger than life.
  • Nightly outdoor projection shows, such as Pictures That Provoke, featuring some of Getty Images’ most powerful photos; An Evening with The New York Times Lens Blog, exploring issues critical to the future of photography; An Evening with National Geographic, a showing of photos and videos from the 127-year history of the magazine; and a PBS POV sneak preview of Don’t Tell Anyone (No Le Digas a Nadie), chronicling a 24-year old immigrant activist as she pushes for change in U.S. immigration policy
  • New interactive programs including walking tours led by photography leaders Bill Hunt, Jamie Wellford and Julie Grahame; a Print Swap for photographers to show, share and exchange their work; and a drop-in activity space for kids and families
  • The Fence, a jury-curated installation spanning 1,250 feet of Brooklyn Bridge Park and showcasing the work of more than 40 photographers from around the world
  • Tents that will house vendors, photo book publishers and camera gear demonstrations, as well as information booths for art schools, local entities and foundations
  • EmergiCubes: In an effort to find new ways to feature more photographers and stories, United Photo Industries has invited four respected photo professionals—curator Elizabeth Avedon, curator & editor Stella Kramer, photographer & curator Jamel Shabazz and photographer & educator Jerry Vezzuso—to nominate several photographers to feature their work outside on shipping pallets. Those selected include Alícia Ruis, Sara Hylton, Tiffany Smith, Kathryn Mussallem, May Lin Le Goff, Zun Lee, Nigel Morris, Mark Abramson and Black Box (Chris Gregory, Natalie Keyssar, Jake Naughton, Alejandro Torres Viera)
  • Photography panels and lectures including the return of PhotoShelter Luminance for one full day of professional development panels and networking. Photo practitioners, curators, editors and industry leaders will discuss practical topics for the working photographer
  • Workshops covering street photography, capturing motion, kids and family portraits and product photography
  • The Photographer’s Playdate: What Color is Your Aura? a one-day event hosted by the Aperture Foundation and conceived as a fun fair/midway event that is both playful and educational
  • A food and beer garden run by Smorgasburg, featuring local, popular Brooklyn food vendors as well as a summer beer garden featuringBrooklyn Brewery

Photoville Hours

Thursday September 10 / 4pm – 10pm
Friday September 11 / 4pm – 10pm
Saturday September 12 / 12pm – 10pm
Sunday September 13 / 12pm – 8pm
Thursday September 17 / 10am – 2pm (Education Day, not open to the public)
Friday September 18 / 4pm – 10pm
Saturday September 19 / 12pm – 10pm
Sunday September 20 / 12pm – 8pm

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