The seventh edition of Photoville will take place from September 13-16 and September 20-23, 2018 at Brooklyn Bridge Park, featuring more than 600 artists in 90 photography exhibitions, and outdoor installations + panel discussions, artist lectures, professional development seminars, hands-on workshops, nighttime programming, and Education Day, which brings together hundred of public school students for a unique photo-based field trip. It is free and open to the public. Below are a few highlights of what we can expect.
Photo Picnic! Enjoy libations by Brooklyn Brewery and Kings County Distillery, and unique cuisine served by Smorgasburg.
The Beer Garden ~ Smorgasburg is an open-air food festival featuring vendors selling a wide range of food and artisanal products. It’s a great place to get off your feet at a picnic table or grassy area overlooking downtown Manhattan.
Photoville Talks will include guests from The Lower Eastside Girls Club and Bronx Documentary Center to Leica and Magnum Foundation
Luminance, presented by PhotoShelter, returns to Photoville as a full-day conference
The Fence, an outdoor photography exhibition series, with a total exhibition length of 7,000 feet. It is a large-scale traveling photography exhibition on view in 8 cities across North America.
Container Exhibits run the gamut. A few containers that caught our eye featured topics such as “Attacks On The Press in Mexico,” “Eyes on New York” presented by NYC Street Photography Collective, “New York Through the Lens of New York Magazine,” celebrating its 50th anniversary, “NYC Work and Working: Photographs from the WPA Federal Writers’ Project” presented by Municipal Archives featuring NYC workers during the Great Depressing, “The NPPA’s Best of Photojournalism” highlights the important work that visual journalists are covering around the world, “The Power of Pink” Teen photographers from The Lower Eastside Girls Club of NY, “North Shore,” chronicling stories from a community in transition on Staten Island by Gareth Smit in partnership with The Design Trust for Public Space, Alice Austen House Museum, and Staten Island Arts, and “The Wall” (below) by photographer, Griselda San Martin.
The image above was taken at the juncture of San Diego, California and Tijuana, Mexico ~ the border wall extending 300 feet into the Pacific Ocean. “The Wall” is the documentary project of the photographer, Griselda San Martin. It focuses on Friendship Park, a stretch of the U.S. and Mexico border where families meet to share intimate moments through the metal fence that separates them, a subject taken up recently by the French artist, JR, in his exhibition “JR: Horrizontal” at Perrotin Gallery NYC.
Photoville is located in Brooklyn Bridge Plaza, on the corners of Water Street and New Dock Street, underneath the Brooklyn Bridge in DUMBO.