A quick reminder that today is the last day of Photoville! Photoville has marked my two favorite weeks of the year for the seventh year in a row now. Organized by United Photo Industries in Dumbo, Brooklyn, Photoville presents work by more than 600 artists in 90 photography exhibitions and outdoor installations open to the public for two weeks each September in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Exhibitions are set up in and around repurposed shipping containers.
In addition to the exhibitions, Photoville offers panel discussions (“Talks”), artist lectures, professional development seminars, hands-on workshops and nighttime programming. Panelists in the Photoville Talks come from diverse photographic practices and discuss photography’s intersection with social impact, activism and spirituality. I am lucky enough to live in Brooklyn where Photoville takes place, and enjoyed attending a number of panels relevant to the intersection of photography and social justice - including “Connecting with Culture: A Conversation with Miranda Barnes and Stella Johnson” and “How Do We Focus Our Gaze? Connecting Photography & Social Impact.” These extraordinary panel discussions will be available on the Photoville website in coming months!
I’ve posted a couple of highlight photos below. Photoville is open until 9PM tonight - don’t miss it!