Photoville Returns to Brooklyn Bridge Plaza

Posted by on Wednesday September 13, 2017 | Events

Photo © Kisha Bari

Located in DUMBO’s Brooklyn Bridge Park and running September 13 to 17 and 21 to 24, the Photoville photo festival is returning with more than 75 exhibitions and installations. Visitors to Photoville will find exhibitions in shipping containers and outdoor displays, talks and workshops, a beer garden, nighttime programming, community events and more.

Highlighting the presentation roster is former White House Photography Office director Pete Souza who, with Michael Shaw, publisher of the nonprofit organization Reading the Pictures, will host a discussion analyzing several images Souza captured during the administration of former President Barack Obama. The talk, called Reading the Pictures Conversation, will take place at St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn and is open now for registration.

Other notable talks include documentary photographer and filmmaker Danny Wilcox Frazier and fine-art photographer Sheila Pree Bright discussing privilege, race and the era of Trump; PDN‘s editor in chief Holly Stuart Hughes and PDN‘s 30 photographers Sasha Arutyonova, Benedict Evans, Jake Naughton (who has an exhibition at Photoville) and Frances F. Denny discussing tips for emerging photographers; and acclaimed photographer Nichole Sobecki and writer/journalist Laura Heaton, both based in Nairobi, discussing how issues such as migration, extremism and conflict over dwindling resources impact climate change. A complete list of talks is available online.

Exhibitions this year include “Body Talk,” presented by Refinery29, which explores the conversations women are having about their bodies; “Newest Americans,” a storytelling project about immigration and the American identity, presented by the VII Photo agency; a retrospective on past winners of The Aftermath Project grant;  “PDN’s 30 New and Emerging Photographers to Watch”; Charlottesville and Beyond, an exhibit depicting the coverage of white supremacists; and many more. Click here to see the full list exhibition list.

Learn more about Photoville and explore the full schedule of events and galleries at

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