Photoville 2018

By Peggy Roalf   Thursday September 13, 2018

Photoville gates opens today at 4 pm, with an opening night Town Hall with For Freedoms, a platform for artists co-founded by Hank Willis Thomas and Eric Gottesman, starting at 7pm in The Beer Garden. Info On the inaugural week of their 50 State Initiative, the For Freedoms team will highlight Freedom of Speech, bringing together contemporary artists, designers, policy makers and the general public. 

The evening will also include a special performance by the Resistance Revival Chorus, a collective of more than 50 women who join together to breathe joy and song into the resistance, and to uplift and center women’s voices.

Diversity is the unifying factor at Photoville, with exhibitions that range from Documenting China/Stories of Change; to Life after Life in Prison; to Humble Cats; to a global Print Swap; to a celebration of 50 Years of Photography at New York Magazine with Jody Quon; to the Recovered Archive of Kenyan photojournalist, Priya Ramrakha; to Teaching Creativity; to The Meaning of Now: Living with Cancer; to The NPPA’s Best of Photojournalism; to The Lower East Side Girls Club Photo Program; and #Selfie, to name a few. Info

Once again, American Illustration-American Photography (AI-AP), producers of the leading juried annuals in North America [and parent of DART: Design Arts Daily], honors the best work being created today in or about Latin America. “LOS DIEZ Winners Collections #7” Info is part of a traveling exhibit (above), sponsored by EPSON, and features work by Sandra Cattaneo, Juan Cristóbal Cobo, Gaby Herbstein, Oliver Herrera, Aleman, Fabiola Kano , Catalina Kulczar, Dorit Lombroso, Sally Peterson, Joshua Zariñana, Horacio Siciliano. LAI6 Vlad Alvarez, Gabriela D’Alessandro, Alfredo Gadberry, YooJin Guak, Amanda Lima, Valeria Molinari, Luis Pinto, Javier Medellin Puyou, Andrea Ucini, Luis Carlos Zárate. Info

Photoville is celebrated for its contribution to the working lives of photographers, both professional and devoted amateurs, teachers and students, and anyone who owns a smartphone. This year, as always, a huge menu of talks, workshops, hands-on demonstrations, tours, and more awaits the visually driven. Info Among the professional development opportunities is PhotoShelter’s full-day Luminance program on Friday, September 14. Info

When the lights go down, a series of evening screenings takes place in the Beer Garden, featuring presentations by Getty Images, the New York Times, New York Magazine, National Geographic, Earthrise, and the opening night feature mentioned above. Info

Community events include special booths and activities on Education, Publishing, Producing, and Picture Making. Info

If that’s not enough, there’s more, with Brooklyn’s favorite foodie heaven, Smorgasburg, joining the fabled craft beer emporium, The Beer Garden, to feed the body public and offer a forum with harbor views for trading stories and pictures. Info

Photoville continues through September 23 at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Info

All photos here courtesy Photoville website




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