Photography Reviews & Events

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Aunty!, opening on November 15 at the United Photo Industries Gallery in DUMBO, Brooklyn

Aunty! African Women in the Frame, 1890 to the present

EXTENDED TILL FEBRUARY 7, 2019....Aunty!, opening on November 15 at the United Photo Industries Gallery in DUMBO, Brooklyn, brings the historical context of the honorific through photographs from The McKinley Collection, a repository of rare, original images from the 1890s to now.

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PhotoPlus Expo  2018 opens today, October 25

PhotoPlus Expo 2018 brings fresh debate to the Industry

PhotoPlus Expo  2018 opens today, October 25, with a slew of topics that are bringing the problems in the photography business to the forefront.

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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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Studio 54: Night Magic traces the radiant history, social politics, and trailblazing aesthetics of the most iconic nightclub of all time.
Park Slope

Studio 54: Night Magic, opening at the Brooklyn Mueseum in 2020, traces the radiant history, social politics, and trailblazing aesthetics of the most iconic nightclub of all time.

The unforgettable musical “Cabaret,'' onstage at The Gallery Players in Brooklyn's Park Slope
Park Slope

Cabaret, the timeless tale of love, lust, drug addiction and the overwhelming thirst for stardom, plays out against the unstoppable rise of Adolf Hitler's Third Reich, as the Gallery Players bring the Kit Kat Klub to the stage in Park Slope with a memorable performance.

Nightfall comes to Green-Wood
Park Slope

As night descends across Brooklyn, step through The Green-Wood Cemetery’s iconic Gothic Arch into an unforgettable experience of ethereal sights and sounds for NIGHTFALL, and have chance encounters with musicians, performers, moving images, and storytellers.

Brooklyn Heights Promenade is covered with candles the nights after the 9/11 attacks as smoke rises from the World Trade Center site in lower Manhattan. ©Mark D Phillips
Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, DUMBO, Gowanus, Park Slope, Red Hook, Beyond South Brooklyn

We will Never Forget. It's been 18 years and it feels like today.

Beyond Brooklyn

Frank Manzi's Magical Mystery Tour at Wayne & Tonja Smith's Magical Backyard Forest in Morganton, NC. ©Mark D Phillips

Frank Manzi brought his music to the backyards and kitchens of his fans with concerts along the east coast in unique settings like Wayne and Tonja's magic forest, their backyard piece of heaven. "Just to hear You Breathe" was breathtaking in the foothills of the Appalaichian Mountains along Moss Creek in Morganton, North Carolina

50 years ago, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the Moon.

We celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin during Apollo 11 on July 20, 1969. True heroes to the entire world. And check out the celebration in Washington projecting Apollo 11 on all four sides of the Washington Monument in actual size. It's spectacular.