Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Ambitious 'Photoville' Exhibition Coming to Brooklyn Bridge Park

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
- “Cruel and Unusual” takes a look behind prison walls through the work of eleven photographers.

- 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.

Artists Talks

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.

Hands-on Workshops

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

In addition to the shipping container show, "The fence" is a summer-long outdoor photo exhibition, 1000 feet in length.


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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