Photoville, the annual FREE photography festival returns to Brooklyn Bridge Park bigger and better than before, feauturng work by more than 600 visual artists, plus dozens of seminars and and workshops, outdoor projection shows and more.
The seventh annual Photoville installation is Sept. 13-23 in Brooklyn Bridge Park, with 90 exhibitions housed in and around a collection of 50+ repurposed shipping containers.
Exhibits are either a central theme or a specific photographer or three.
Several exhibits are well worth checking out.
One is an intimate look at the lives of Gold Star families.
Another examines attacks on the press in Mexico.
Yet another exhibit group focuses on the lives of inmates after they leave prison.
“Selfie”, pulls random selfie images from Instagram and prints one out every few seconds. Visitors are encouraged to pick one up and interact with it. Or, you can take your own selfie and have included in the exhibition.
Another exhibit, Altar: Prayer, Rituals, Offerings, is exclusively photos of people around the world engaging in religious events and expriences.
There also are FREE walking tours guided by photographers from the New York Times and Getty Images,
And a Beer Garden.
Wednesday September 12: 6pm – 9pm + Gala Picnic (Ticketed event)
Thursday September 13: Photoville OPENS FREE to the Public – 4pm – 10pm
Friday September 14: Opens 4pm – 10pm + Photoshelter Professional Development Day 9am – 6pm
Saturday September 15: Opens 12pm – 10pm + Exhibitions, Talks, workshops, night time events
Sunday September 16: Opens 12pm – 9pm + Exhibitions, Talks, workshops, night time events
September 17 – 19: Photoville takes a nap (closed to the public)
Thursday September 20: Opens 4pm – 10pm + Photoville Education Day (register on the education page)
Friday September 21: Opens 4pm – 10pm + Exhibitions opened with Night Time events
Saturday September 22: Opens 12pm – 10pm + Exhibitions, workshops, night time events
Sunday September 23: Opens 12pm – 9pm + Exhibitions, workshops, night time events
Check the Photoville website for the full schedule of events and exhibit descriptions. All events are FREE, although some require registration to ensure space.
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