Sunday, May 15, 2011

New York Photo Festival 2011 in DUMBO

Sunday was the final day for the 2011 New York Photo Festival in DUMBO, and it was well worth the visit even in the rain (almost everything was indoors or under the tent in the Tobacco Warehouse, shown above).

The main exhibitions, curated by Elizabeth Biondi and Enrico Bossan, were must-sees. Biondi's Subjective/Objective  (shown above) and Bossan’s show, Hope: between dream and reality showed at the Gair6 building/ 81 Front Street.

Photojournalism was a theme but the thousands of photographs displayed across DUMBO ran the gamut. Winners were displayed at powerHouse Arena.

Lectures took place at St. Ann's Warehouse -- Sunday's PHOTOGRAPHY NOW presentation included Elisabeth Biondi and Enrico Bossan in conversation with Peter van Agtmel, Olivia Arthur, Alejandro Chaskielberg, Martine Fougeron, Jessica Hines, Joao Kehl, Ethan Levitas, Ben Lowy, and Richard Mosse. (Schedule here.)

The Multimedia Room at 30 Washington featured an Afghanistan Living Room Multi-Media Installation, accompanied by the works of Benjamin Lowy, iAfghanilandistan: Afghanistan by iPhone. Visitors were invited to take off their shoes, put on flip flops, sit on cushions and enjoy snacks and tea as they watched the images on the stacked TV sets.

Photos filled the familiar arches of the Empire Stores.

You could have your photo taken with various accouterments at the FotoVisura Pavilion's live installation, 111 Front Street / Gallery Row.

Also interesting was “LIVE ON-SET” where you could watch various WIN photographers engage in live large-scale photo productions on a complete set, at 1 Main Street.

 See the website for more.

Photos copyright MK Metz

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