PHOTOVILLE 2015 is a winner!

Photoville, on the waterfront in Brooklyn Bridge Park has become the premier photography event in the United States. ©Mark D Phillips

PHOTOVILLE 2015 is a winner!

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UPDATE: UNITED PHOTO INDUSTRIES ADDS A DAY TO PHOTOVILLE 2015 DUE TO RECORD ATTENDANCE AND RAIN DELAYS

On the heels of a highly successful opening weekend with record attendance, and postponements of nighttime shows due to weather, United Photo Industries (UPI) has decided make Photoville 2015, its pop-up photography village in and around 65+ shipping containers on Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 5 Uplands, open to the public on Thursday, September 17, 4-10pm. The extra evening will allow Photoville to offer the nighttime projection show An Evening with The New York Times Lens Blog and a slideshow of work featured in the 2015 edition of UPI’s other signature public art initiative, The Fence—both of which were rained out on Saturday, September 12. Photoville was originally scheduled to be closed to the public on Thursday evening, following the Education Day, with free workshops and tours being offered to NYC public middle and high school students 10am – 2pm. Photoville will remain open, as scheduled, Friday, September 18, through Sunday, September 20.
 

Photoville brings the world's greatest Photography to Brooklyn Bridge Park through September 20th

by Mark D Phillips

"It was far out in a cotton field, split by lightning, decaying, collapsing, not so much a house as a memory of one."
 Red Ball of a Sun Slipping Down by Eugene Richards

The images in Eugene Richards' exhibit tell a story. They are moving, heart-rending, and an example of the power of documentary photography. The unique metal prints, with a line of copy on each, bring the Mississippi Delta alive in detail that showcase the extreme talent of Richards to connect with his subjects. Each image is stronger then the one before, bringing the heart break and challenges of life to a new generation of photo enthusiasts on the waterfront in Brooklyn Bridge Park.

It is just one of 64 shipping containers containing some of the most amazing images gathered in one place. And it's all FREE. Photoville has become the premier photography event in the United States in just its fourth year. The unique setting and presentation of the work has proven to be a way to get the masses understanding the power of still images.


Eugene Richards (pointing) discusses his work with an attendee of Photoville

"We want to challenge our audience," said Laura Roumanos, co-founder of Photoville along with Sam Barzilay and Dave Shelley. "We decided we wanted to present stories, not just individual images."

But there are individual images as well. Photoville is not just the elite of the industry. Set throughout the containers are emerging photographer cubes, another unique method of showing images.

Taking all their extra shipping palettes and piecing them together into cubes, they offered the four sides to emerging photographers.


EmergiCubes at Photoville

"We told them don't overthink it!" said Roumanos. "Just put whatever you want on it in a weatherproof printing process and we will exhibit them."

The EmergiCubes stand prominently throughout the open spaces between containers. And the containers contain remarkable work.

Ebola greets you as you enter the main gate. The container is the first to have a warning sign that "some of the images contained are graphic." Presented by the NY Times, Daniel Berehulak's reportage from the crisis are haunting and striking. Awarded the Pulitzer Prize for the work in 2015, his images show the dead, the survivors, and the health care workers in the worst outbreak of Ebola in a generation. There is very little hope in the images. The suffering and the pain is terrifying. Reading what Berehulak went through to capture the images makes you proud that one man worked so hard to bring this disaster to a container in Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Not everything is as serious. Instagram is back with its whimsical presentation in a two story container with turf on the roof to provide an overlook of the entire Photoville site. Instagram exhibits photographs from the International Instagram Community as well as their collaboration with Getty Images and the Getty Images Instagram Grant.

Each night, outdoor projection shows, such as Pictures That Provoke (presented by Getty Images) and Down & Dirty which took place on Friday's opening night, bring hundreds to the Beer Garden for large screen slide shows that are even more exciting with Manhattan's skyline as the backdrop.

Down & Dirty, curated by music photographer Janette Beckman, is a window into the early careers of today's superstars.

"We loved Janette's work and took a chance, calling her and asking her to curate an exhibit at Photoville," said Roumanos. "All she could do was say no. But she said yes and brought the work of over 50 photographers to an amazing exhibit and multimedia show."

In celebration of the Photoville opening night show, Down & Dirty, the UPI team is double-stacking two containers where photographer and curator Janette Beckman invited celebrated street artists Cey Adams and Queen Andrea to “mash-up” two of her iconic music images larger than life. The resulting image is a wonderful combination of the two art forms.

The sight and sound of Dr. Dre, The Ramones, James Brown, The Clash, Notorious B.I.G., Elton John, and so many more brought Photoville to a close on its first night. It was a rousing start to New York's premiere photographic event.

Down & Dirty brought many of today's greatest music artists to the Brooklyn Waterfront
in a magical multimedia presentation in Photoville's Beer Garden.
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A new event that we found extremely rewarding was Print Swap. The free, RSVP event for photographers who wanted to show, share, and swap their work was lighly attended because of the weather, but was a welcome way to meet new photographers and come home with new art for our walls. Sponsored by Gowanus Darkroom, BKC, and Brooklyn Grain, three local photography organizations in Brooklyn, it was a great way to discover new friends with common interests.

Over the next two weekends, Photoville offers workshops, panels, lectures, and portrait sittings in the activity area. On Sunday, September 20, be sure to stop by with your kid and your dog for portrait sittings with Portrait Photographer Michelle Pedone and costume designer Lynne Correia as the activities tent is transformed into a commercial studio for an afternoon of fun.

The New Pavilion Tent will host over 16 panels and workshops featuring the most innovative work and pressing issues in photography today. Highlights include a teaser screening of Fight Love with Hate, by MediaStorm, and a Q&A with the director; an Instafeed Review featuring some of the most popular Instagram photographers working today; and a RISC battlefield medical response workshop for journalists working in dangerous and remote areas.

On Saturday, September 12, The New York Times Scavenger Hunt will offer a photo hunt hosted by the @nytimes Instagram team. They will post a series of clues that will lead participants through Photoville and Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Visit HAPPENINGS on southbrooklyn.com for a full list of each day's events at Photoville on September 12, September 13, September 19, and September 20!

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ANNOUNCING EVENTS, EXHIBITIONS, INSTALLATIONS & HAPPENINGS!

Click on each section to learn more about each exhibition and event on the PHOTOVILLE website and stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks!

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From huge installations to pallet cubes scattered throughout Photoville featuring emerging photographers (aptly titled EMERGICUBES) nominated by such industry luminaries as Elizabeth Avedon, Stella Kramer, Jamel Shabazz and Jerry Vezzuso - Photoville will have work that will challenge and excite every person who will walk through the village. Check out the Photographers and their work HERE

 

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Devin Allen | Curated by Olivier Laurent, editor of TIME LightBox

 
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Photographers from 6 continents documenting Climate Change on 7 continents Curated by James Whitlow Delano | Presented by @everydayclimatechange

 
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Geography of Poverty Featuring Matt Black | Supported by The Economic Hardship Reporting Project, MSNBC, Magnum Foundation, and The Pulitzer Center

 
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Historias Del Paraiso Featuring Dulce Pinzon

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC will be exhibiting work throughout PHOTOVILLE and will present Robert Clark’s Taxidermy; Lynn Johnson’s Weed, chronicling the billion-dollar cannabis industry; Peter Muller’s Ebola, a collection of images from the remote forest of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the apex of the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone; Stephanie Sinclair’s Living Goddesses, a rare look into the world of kumaris, prepubescent Newari girls who are worshipped as deities in the Kathmandu Valley; and selections from the magazine’s Instagram feed.

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QUEEN ANDREA RUN DMCJanette Beckman's MASH UP

Featuring Cey Adams and Queen Andrea!

In celebration of the Photoville opening night show, DOWN & DIRTY, the Photoville team are 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. ©Janette Beckman & Queen Andrea / Run DMC

 


CONTAINER EXHIBITIONS

Click on the images below to learn more about each of the exhibitions at PHOTOVILLE and stay tuned, as more sre announced in the coming weeks!

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A Peaceful Rebellion, The Faces of Dissent in Burma | Featuring Chris Bartlett with Delphine Schrank | Curated and presented by Chris Bartlett

 
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2015 GETTY IMAGES INSTAGRAM GRANT WINNER | Featuring various the 2015 winners of the inaugural grant | Curated and Presented by Getty Images

 
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20 Emerging European Photographers | Featuring various artists | Curated by Marieke van der Krabben & Niki van Gemerden | Presented by International Photo Festival Leiden

 
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A Century on the Brooklyn Waterfront | Featuring various artists | Curated by Quinn Berkman | Presented by New York City Municipal Archives

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Age of Uncertainty | Featuring various artists | Curated by Kristine Potter and Joshua Lutz | Presented by Purchase College, SUNY

 
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American Exile: Detained, Deported, and Divided | Featuring Graham Macindoe and Susan Stellin

 
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Blast Force Survivors | Featuring Lynn Johnson | Co-Winner of The Fence 2015 Jury’s Choice

 
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Blood Uniquiet | Featuring Karel Kravik | Curated by Kaupo Kikkas

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C.O.R.E. // Create Observe Reflect Engage | Featuring various artists | Curated by Susan Welchman & Lynn Johnson | Presented by S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University

 
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Cadets | Featuring Ellen Kok | Supported by the Consulate General of the Netherlands

 
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Constructed Identities | Featuring various artists | Curated by Liz Arenberg, Sara Macel, and Jennifer Schwartz | Presented by Crusade for Art Brooklyn

 
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Data Rush | Featuring Mari Bastashevski, Mark Curran, Data Rush group | Curated by Wim Melis | Presented by Nooderlicht Photography Foundation

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Diagram of the Heart | Featuring Glenna Gordon | Presented by Open Society Documentary Photography Project

 
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Enhancing Lives Through Photography | Featuring various artists | Curated by Afiya Williams; Krista Kennell; Nousha Salimi | Presented by Josephine Herrick Project

 
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EyeEm Presents The Rise of Real Photography | Curated and presented by EyeEm

 
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Face the Dutch / Contemporary Photography of The Netherlands | Featuring various artists | Curated by Aloys Ginjaar | Produced by Astrid Verhoef

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Faces of the Ferry Reprised | Featuring various artists | Curated by Paul Samulski, Franny Civitano, and Lindsay Giuffrida | Presented by NY Waterways’ East River Ferry

 
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FEARLESS: Portraits of LGBT Student Athletes | Featuring Jeff Sheng

 
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FIT BFA Senior Thesis Projects 2015 | Featuring various artists | Curated by Ron Amato and Brian Emery | Presented by Fashion Institute of Technology

 
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Flora & Fauna | Featuring various artists | Curated by Feature Shoot’s 25K Instagram followers | Presented by Feature Shoot

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Gitmo at Home, Gitmo at Play, Gitmo on Sale | Featuring Debi Cornwall | Presented by United Photo Industries | Printed by Digital Silver Imaging

 
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Insiders/Outsiders | Featuring various artists | Curated by Zara Katz and Noah Rosenberg | Presented by Narratively

 
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Latin American Fotografía and Ilustración | Featuring Juried Winners Collection | Curated by Juried Collection | Presented by Latin American Fotografía and Ilustración

 
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Lewis Hine Documentary Fellows at Photoville 2015 | Featuring various artists | Curated by Alex Harris and Elena Rue | Presented by Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University

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Looking for Marshall McLuhan in Afganistan: From Smartphone to Palladium | Featuring Rita Leistner | Curated by Rita Leistner | Presented by Rita Leistner in association with Basetrack

 
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New York’s New Abolitionists | Featuring Lynn Savarese | Curated by Dorchen Leidholt and Lauren Hersh | Presented by New York State Anti-Trafficking Coalition

 
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On Restaging... | Featuring various artists | Presented by Photography & Imaging, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University

 
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Photography In Ethiopia (PIE) | Featuring various artists | Curated by Aida Muluneh | Presented by Addis Foto Festival

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Documentary China | Featuring Yuyang Liu, Souvid Data and others | Curated by David M. Barreda | Presented by ChinaFile

 
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Live, Love, Limbo | Featuring Omar Imam, Natalie Naccache | Presented by Magnum Foundation & The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture

 
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Luminaries | Featuring Mark Mann | Curated by J. Sybylla Smith | Presented by Digital Silver Imaging & Leica Camera USA

 
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PDN’s 30 2015: Our Choice of New and Emerging Photographers to Watch | Featuring various artists | Curated by Holly Hughes, Conor Risch, David Walker, and Amy Wolff | Presented by Photo District News Magazine

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Red Ball of a Sun Slipping Down | Featuring Eugene Richards | Curated by Eugene Richards and Sam Richards | Presented by Many Voices | Printed by Griffin Editions

 
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Scenes From the Ebola Crisis | Featuring Daniel Berehulak | Curated by The New York Times Lens Blog | Presented by The New York Times

 
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Shared Value | Featuring various artists | Curated by PGPH Collective | Presented by Parsons The New School for Design

 
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STAGS HENS & BUNNIES, A BLACKPOOL STORY | Featuring Dougie Wallace INSTITUTE | Curated by dougie wallace | Presented by dougie wallace INSTITUTE

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Submerged | Featuring Luceo | Curated and presented by Luceo

 
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Roads & Kingdoms | Featuring various artists | Curated by Pauline Eiferman | Presented by Talking Photography

 
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The Getty Images Legacy Collection | Featuring various artists | Curated by Aidan Sullivan, Andy Saunders, Anthony Holland Parkin, & Matthew Butson | Presented by Getty at 20 © Brent Stirton/Getty Images Reportage

 
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The Iron Closet | Featuring Misha Friedman | Curated by Evey Wilson | Presented by Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

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Too Young To Wed | Featuring Stephanie Sinclair | Curated by Stephanie Sinclair and Christina Piaia | Presented by Too Young To Wed

 
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Upstate Girls: Unraveling Collar City | Featuring various artists | Curated by Brenda Ann Kenneally | Presented by TheRaw File.org

 
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Vantage | Featuring Peace Corps Volunteers | Curated by Peace Corps Northeast Regional Office | Presented by The Peace Corps

 
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VSCO Artist Initiative™ | Featuring various artists | Presented by VSCO Artist Initiative™

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When Living Is A Protest | Featuring Radcliffe Roye | Presented by United Photo Industries | Printed by Digital Silver Imaging

 
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WWII Chinese Veterans | Featuring Li Qiang | Curated by Siqi Yang | Presented by Yiheimage

 
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NYC Salt: Preserving art education through teen photography programming | Featuring various artists | Curated by Michael Bocchieri, Alicia Hansen, Gabe Biderman | Presented by NYC SAL

 
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SVA | Featuring various artists | Curated by Claire Christerson | Presented by BFA Photography Department at The School of Visual Arts

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En Plain Air | Featuring Edoardo Delille and Gabriele Galimberti | Co-Winner of The Fence 2015 Jury’s Choice

 
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Photographs of the Instagram Community Photographers to be announced in the coming weeks!

 
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Head on Portrait Prize Featuring Various Artists | Curated by Moshe Rosenzveig | Presented by Head On Photo Festival

 
 

 


PANELS, TALKS & WORKSHOPS - FREE TO ATTEND!

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The New Pavilion Tent will host over 16 panels and workshops featuring the most innovative work and pressing issues in photography today. Highlights include a teaser screening of Fight Love with Hate, by MediaStorm, and a Q&A with the director; an Instafeed Review featuring some of the most popular Instagram photographers working today; and a RISC battlefield medical response workshop for journalists working in dangerous and remote areas.

Photoville will also be conducting FREE Workshops covering street photography, capturing motion, kids and family portraits and product photography from our friends at the International Center of Photography, the Penumbra Foundation and many more!

 

 


LUMINANCE at PHOTOVILLE!

photoville PSpresentsPhotoShelter, the leader in online portfolio websites and business tools for photographers, will once again present Luminance at Photoville. During one whole day on Friday September 11 PhotoShelter will host six one-hour talks featuring some of the industry’s top experts and renowned photographers.

Visit HAPPENINGS on September 11, September 12, September 13, September 19, and September 20 for full list of each day's events!

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The New York Times Scavenger Hunt will offer a photo hunt hosted by the @nytimes Instagram team, on Saturday, September 12. They will post a series of clues that will lead participants through Photoville and Brooklyn Bridge Park.

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The Photographer’s Playdate: What Color is Your Aura? a one-day event on Saturday, September 12, hosted by the Aperture Foundation and conceived as a fun fair/midway event that is both playful and educational.

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Daylight Books presents a pre-launch book signing in the Beer Garden on Saturday, September 19 for its Fall 2015 season featuring the work of John Arsenault, Anna Beeke, Jesse Burke, Jess Dugan, Todd Forsgren, Lili Holzer-Glier, Malcolm Linton & Jon Cohen.

 

SIGN UP FOR PHOTOVILLE’S EDUCATION PROGRAM! THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 17, 10am - 2pm

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Bring your middle school students on a free field trip to Photoville for a fun & educational day of artist-led exhibition tours plus a hands-on pinhole photography and storytelling workshop. Space is limited and is filling up, and registration is first come first serve. Please complete the signup form by Aug 10!

SIGNUP FORM: CLICK HERE

 
 
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Instagram is back with its whimsical presentation in a two story container with turf on the roof to provide an overlook of the entire Photoville site.  ©Mark D Phillips
Instagram is back with its whimsical presentation in a two story container with turf on the roof to provide an overlook of the entire Photoville site. ©Mark D Phillips
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