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PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo was founded in 1983, and is the largest photography and imaging event in North America.

PhotoPlus Expo 2018 brings the photography world to NYC

What is the best way for photographers to promote their work? Face-to-face meetings. This is one of the advantages of attending PhotoPlus Expo from Oct. 25 – Oct. 27, 2018, at the Javits Convention Center in New York City.

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Thirty Years of Gowanus returns to Movers, Not Shakers! pop up gallery on October 20 to 21, 2018, during the Gowanus Open Studios weekend

Thirty Years of Gowanus premieres at GOS 2018

"Thirty Years of Gowanus" returns to Movers, Not Shakers! pop up Green Gallery on October 20 to 21, 2018, during the Gowanus Open Studios weekend. Mark D Phillips' photographic collection documents his generational view of the Gowanus Canal from abandoned, industrial filth to the beginning of gentrification and the EPA's start to cleaning the Superfund site.

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Griselda San Martin is the recipient of the 2018 FENCE Jury Choice Award where she was awarded a $5,000 Grant plus an exhibition at Photoville.

2018 FENCE Jury Choice Award featuring Griselda San Martin

Griselda San Martin is the recipient of the 2018 FENCE Jury Choice Award with “The Wall”, a documentary project about Friendship Park, on display from August 21 – December 20, 2018, on Washington Street in DUMBO, Brooklyn, between Prospect & York Street.

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Photo District News' inaugural "In Black and White" photography contest celebrates exceptional monochrome imagery

In Black and White photography contest

Photo District News' inaugural "In Black and White" photography contest celebrates exceptional monochrome imagery in the categories of landscape, fine art, portrait and photojournalism with a Grand Prize of $2,500 cash, a profile in PDN and a $750 B&H gift card.

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PHOTOVILLE is returning to Brooklyn Bridge Park this September 13–23, 2018

Make your Plans for Photoville 2018

Photoville, the festival celebrating and showcasing photographers and organizations from New York and around the world in a rare open setting, returns for a seventh year from September 13 to 23, 2018, in the magical setting under the Brooklyn Bridge in shipping containers repurposed into galleries.

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Gowanus Progressions is an exhibit about the changing landscape of the Gowanus Canal

Gowanus Progressions

Gowanus Progressions is an exhibit about the changing landscape of the Gowanus Cana from their public art project Gowanus Voyage. The Gowanus Dredgers will present the exhibit beginning with an opening reception on Wednesday, August 8, 2018.

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Through a Different Lens: Stanley Kubrick Photographs of the NYC Subway at the Museum of the City of New York

Through a Different Lens: Stanley Kubrick Photographs of the NYC Subway

Through a Different Lens: Stanley Kubrick Photographs at The Museum of the City of New York explores the iconic director’s formative years as a staff photographer at Look magazine from 1945 to 1950. Alec Baldwin recently sat down with the curators to discuss the work.

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A tour of THE FENCE on Thursday, July 19, 6:30 PM

Walking Tour of THE FENCE with the Artists!

Join a Walking Tour of The FENCE 2018 on Thursday, July 19, 2018, at 6:30pm, FREE and open to the public for a stroll along the outdoor exhibition, and hear from many of the featured photographers about their work. Following the tour, talk with the artists at a happy hour at the Brooklyn Heights Social Club at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge to mingle and enjoy panoramic views of the waterfront. First drink is FREE for those who joined the tour.

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LES Galleries Mid-Summer Late Night Event on Thursday, July 12, 2018, from 6pm to 8pm

Front Room Gallery joins the LES Galleries Mid-Summer Late Night

The Front Room Gallery debuts the 14th annual Summer Sampler, a Summer group exhibition presenting a sampling of works by the gallery's stable of painters, photographers, and sculptors. The show features a selection of pieces from the upcoming season as well as some favorites by artists who have had recent shows.

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The Fence 2018 is expected to draw six million visitors to see 41 jury-selected photographers in 8 cities, beginning in Brooklyn Bridge Park on June 20.

The Fence debuts for 7th Season in Brooklyn Bridge Park

The seventh annual edition of The Fence is expected to draw six million visitors to see the work of 41 jury-selected photographers across 8 cities in North America, beginning with an exhibition in Brooklyn Bridge Park opening June 20, 2018.

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News & Stories

Legendary Gleason's Gym Debuts in New DUMBO Home
Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO, Beyond South Brooklyn

Eighty years after it was founded in the heart of the Bronx, The Hub at 149th St. and Third Ave., and three decades after arriving in Brooklyn, Gleason’s Gym is thriving in new quarters in the shadow of the Manhattan Bridge.

Tabla Rasa Gallery presents BROOKLYN BEFORE, an exhibit of 18 South Brooklyn photographs from the 126 images in Larry Racioppo’s new book of the same name.
Park Slope, Red Hook, Beyond South Brooklyn

Tabla Rasa Gallery presents BROOKLYN BEFORE, an exhibit of 18 South Brooklyn photographs from the 126 images in Larry Racioppo’s new book of the same name. The exhibition opens Saturday, September, 29, 2018, with a reception from 3:00 pm until 5:00 pm.

Brooklyn Museum presents Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power
Park Slope, Beyond South Brooklyn

Featuring over 150 works by more than 60 artists, Brooklyn Museum presents Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power offering a sweeping view of the remarkable art made by Black artists during one of the most crucial periods in American history.

The seventh edition of Photoville officially opens to the public today, September 13, 2018
Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, DUMBO, Beyond South Brooklyn

The seventh edition of Photoville, which officially opens to the public today, September 13, 2018,  includes some heartrending looks into the Refugee experience and spectacular photography within shipping container galleries under the Brooklyn Bridge.

Beyond Brooklyn

Harry Potter: A History of Magic has taken over Manhattan, coming to rest at the New-York Historical Society from October 5, 2018, to January 27, 2019.

Harry Potter: A History of Magic has taken over Manhattan, coming to rest at the New-York Historical Society from 

Hadley McCall Thackston brings her timeless brand of Southern folk to the East Village

Hadley McCall Thackston is someone I have known since almost the day she was born and now she is a singer of acclaim and bringing her unique talent to the Rockwood Music Hall in the East Village on Saturday, October 6, 2018. Hadley’s upbringing in a house where her parents were in the arts and “total music heads” had her immersed in music all her life.