3. Photoville at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Photoville at Brooklyn Bridge Park
Photo by Kisha Bari

For its twelfth year running, Photoville will be making a return to Brooklyn Bridge Park. While Photoville is a Brooklyn-based nonprofit, the pandemic’s effect in 2020 allowed the festival to expand to outdoor spaces in each borough, seeing as many as 1 million visitors last year. From June 3rd to June 18th Photoville will provide photography exhibitions all over New York City that embrace diverse perspectives through the lens of photography and celebrate iconic public places in New York City. 

The exhibitions and events are free of charge and open to all, as the festival has been known to be a welcoming space for people of any and all backgrounds to enjoy and feel represented. A few of the exhibitions that will be on display in Photoville 2023 include Our Black Experience: Stories from Black Women Photographers, highlighting the experiences had by four Black Femme-identifying photographers from the New York City area, (In)Visible Guides, which explores notions of memory, safety, and loss at a shelter for domestic violence survivors in the Lower East Side. and Clayton Patterson’s Front Door: Residents and Writers which spotlights rarely-seen images from Patterson’s Front Door portrait series shot in front of his 161 Essex Street studio from the mid-1980s to early 2000s.