What a phenomenal two weeks!
Over 100,000 visitors came to Photoville in the incredible Brooklyn Bridge Park this year and we were absolutely blown away by the crowds under the bridge.We are so grateful to each and every one of you for visiting, whether you’re a certified Photo villager or a new addition to the Photoville family. Your time here is a true testament to the power of visual storytelling and its ability to open minds and hearts.
We also want to thank our amazing programming partners, who generously brought their ideas and creativity to Photoville. Thank you to all our photographers & curators for your thought-provoking and inspiring projects; to all our panel presenters for sharing your experiences; to all our workshop teachers for teaching us new hands-on skills; to all our walking tour guides for generously offering your personal insights and experiences; to all the artists, schools and organizations that participated in Education Day; and to our best friends Smorgasburg, Brooklyn Brewery, and Brooklyn Roasting Company who kept everyone well-fed & hydrated.
We also want to give a shout out to our founding and marquee partners: Brooklyn Bridge Park, Two Trees Management, Photo District News, Leica Camera USA, St. Ann’s Warehouse, Photowings, DUMBOBID, and finally everyone at Brooklyn Bridge Park for providing a home for our photographic community and one of the key reasons why we can keep this village free for everyone to attend.
We’re giving a huge round of applause to our troupe of volunteers who donated their time and energy to Photoville. Our festival would not be possible without them — all for the love of Photoville! And last but certainly not least, we thank our incredible staff of rock star team members who put so much heart, thought and creativity into producing and building Photoville.
If you would like to make sure Photoville returns next year, please share this far and wide and if you have a chance to donate a few dollars (or more), your contribution will be forever appreciated and put to good use!
Warmest wishes and till next time,
Laura, Sam, Dave and our Rockstar Team!