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We recently covered The FENCE, a 1000-foot photo installation at Brooklyn Bridge Park. That installation is just the first part of the “photo village” that opens tomorrow until September 29th on the Pier 5 uplands. Photoville is put together by the United Photo Industries and its partners, consisting of over 45 shipping containers and 74,000 sq. ft. on the Brooklyn waterfront that have been transformed into photo and arts exhibits.

Part of the festivities include 40 exhibitions, 7 photo screens, 30 talks, 20 workshops and community events (all free)–plus food and beer garden–over the ten days of the festival. This second annual edition of the festival is substantially bigger than the inaugural Photoville, which was presented last summer and drew over 40,000 visitors to Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Head over to the Photoville website for sample work from some of the exhibits, but here are some of the headlining events:

  • Over 40 exhibitions including Liberia: Remembering, presented by the Chris Hondros Fund; 501 Photographs by musician & photographer Nick Zinner (Yeah Yeah Yeahs); Reporting Our World by NBC News anchor/correspondent Ann Curry; Photo Requests from Solitary, a collaborative project organized by Tamms Ten Year, Solitary Watch, the New York Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement, and Parsons The New School for Design, with support from the Open Society Foundations; Martin Roemers’ Metropolis, documenting megacities; Noorderlicht Festival’s The Sequel; Anaïs López and Eva Smallegange’s Only in Burundi, Nina Berman’s Fractured: The Shale Play, on fracking in the U.S.; The New York TimesTIME Magazine; Paolo Woods’ portraits of Haiti life presented by INSTITUTE.
  • 7 Nighttime photography screenings including MediaStorm, Daylight’s ten-year anniversary celebration, FotoVisura, Question Bridge, INSTITUTE, and Slideluck curated by TIME’s Kira Pollack.
  • Over 30 Photography talks and panels presented by PhotoShelter’s Luminance hosting Professional Development Sessions The Magnum Foundation, Open Society Foundations, Museum of the City of New York, Flak Photo; Daylight Books, Stella Kramer & Julie Grahame, and PhotoVoiceNYC.
  • Over 20 Workshops including “Great Portraits in 15 Seconds,” by David Graham; “Shooting People: The Art of the Street Approach,” by Brooklyn Central; “Plastic Fantastic,” by Lomography; “Creative Manipulations with Impossible Instant Film,” by The Impossible Project; a zine workshop with Conveyor Arts; Center for Alternative Photography’s introduction to cyanotypes; and Justina Villanueva’s “Guide to Rock Photography.”
  • Community participation events including AXS Map; PhotoShelter Photographer Peer Review Happy Hour; Flak Photo NY Community Meetup.
  • 1,000-foot-long outdoor photographic installationThe FENCE running throughout Brooklyn Bridge Park
  • Food & Beer Garden run by Greenwood Park with the support of Brooklyn Brewery.

karl mehrer-photoville nyc-2012-untapped citiesPhotoville 2012 by Karl Mehrer

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