A major photography event dubbed Photoville will take place in Brooklyn Bridge Park from from June 22 to July 1.
Photoville is a "village" of more than 30 freight containers transformed into temporary exhibition spaces for photography from around the world. The exhibition begins at Pier 1 and continues along the walkway to the uplands of Pier 3.
The event features exhibits, lectures, hands-on workshops, nighttime projections, a weirdly elaborate photo dog run, a camera art "greenhouse," and a summer beer-garden with food trucks.
The exhibits are too numerous to list, but here are a few examples:
- The New York Times will present a group exhibition that spans from the 9/11 disaster to the present, with emphasis on the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
- The Magnum Foundation will present Bruce Gilden and his series "No Place Like Home: Foreclosures in America" as well as Beijing-based Sim Chi Yin and her series "China's Rat Tribe," which peers into the lives of young migrant workers literally living underground in Beijing.
|Photo by Lizzie Sadin|
- Rock Paper Photo will present "Blinded By the Light," a group show that features the work of 25 music photographers and spans the 1960s to the present.
Consult the directory for the large number of artist talks. They range from a talk about Li Hao Worshippers at the Jokhang Temple Square in Lhasa to BagNewsNotes' “The State of the News Photo.” More talks here.
The hands-on workshops run the gamut: from David Graham's “Great Portraits in 15 Seconds - A Portrait of New York” to Conveyor Arts "Teen Zine Workshop" to “Introduction to Lomography” to Bushwick Community Darkroom's “Gum Printing.”
The Center for Alternative Photography will present a "Tintype Photo Booth” workshop; Musee Magazine presents "The Art of Fashion Portraiture;" The Impossible Project presents “An Introduction to Impossible Film and the Polaroid 600 Camera.”
More workshops here.
Friday June 22 4pm - 10pm
Saturday June 23 11am - 10pm
Sunday June 24 11am - 7pm
Thursday June 28 4pm - 10pm
Friday June 29 4pm - 10pm
Saturday June 30 11am - 10pm
Sunday July 1 11am - 7pm
Full details here.
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