13th Annual #PhotovilleFestival Returns to New York City this Summer!



Returning to our iconic stomping grounds in Brooklyn Bridge Park and in all five boroughs of NYC, June 1-16, 2024. The time has officially come for our Photoville Village to come together for another year.

For the 2024 festival, we have collaborated with a truly special and outstanding group of artists and programming partners to curate and present over 85 free outdoor photo exhibitions across all five boroughs of NYC. 

In a time marked by both tragedy and resilience, Photoville remains committed to highlighting stories of hope, joy, and compassion, while honoring stories of adversity and heartbreak. By bringing these uniquely diverse perspectives to the city and the blocks we call home, we aim to elevate the power of visual storytelling by fostering empathy and understanding within our communities. This year, we will be hosting a series of free public programs and a specially curated exhibit to be announced, in our continued support of journalistic safety and conflict photojournalism.

This year, we hope that each of you will have the opportunity to experience the magic of Photoville’s exhibits and the joy of the festival as much as possible!

And from Photoville HQ: Welcome to Photoville 2024,

where we are happy to inspire (and challenge) you!

Presenting Over 85 Exhibitions City Wide

We Cry In Silence

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 coming soon

We Cry In Silence investigates cross-border trafficking of underage girls in South Asia for sex work and domestic servitude, and is an attempt to visibilise overlooked girls condemned to cry in silence.

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Perception & Representation: Reframing “Modernity”

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 coming soon

A dialogue between two independent, conceptually entwined projects, by a group of Dutch photographers and by American artist Kennedi Carter.

The Dutch photographers’ work features prominent models of color, in the style of Rembrandt and his contemporaries, to counter the erasure of non-white people throughout Dutch history. Similarly, Carter’s work brings focus to Blackness, belonging, wealth and power, through the visual style of European royalty combined with contemporary Black aesthetics.

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American Muslim Experience

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 coming soon

A photo documentary unveiling the rich mosaic lives of American Muslims, challenging stereotypes and fostering empathy to promote inclusivity and understanding.

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‘Chef’ not ‘Cook’: The Process to Plate

The South Street Seaport
 coming soon

‘Chef’ not ‘Cook’: The Process to Plate is a photo series that tells the story of eight industry-leading African-American chefs across New York.

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Brought from Home

Travers Park
 coming soon

Brought from Home is a two-part photo-documentary project on immigration and the complexities and symbolism of never truly leaving home.

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FLY BALL: Vintage Snapshots of Black Athletes by Twin-Brother Photographers, Morgan & Marvin Smith

St. Nicholas Park – 132nd Street and 139th StreetJackie Robinson Park
 coming soon

Of the thousands of photographs and prints by Morgan and Marvin Smith in the Schomburg Center’s collections, this exhibition highlights a brief survey of sports snapshots from the 1930s–1950s. From American Negro League baseball team players sliding into home plate to collegiate star-athlete footballers dodging tackles across the field, these photographs document a pivotal era in American sports history.

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More exhibitions to be announced soon!


Festival Programming

We at Photoville believe a summer filled with eye-opening photojournalism and inventive visual storytelling is a summer worth celebrating, don’t you agree? Join us for our Opening Weekend Community Celebration, June 1-2, 2024!

Two days dedicated to celebrating the global voices, visions, and creativity of the visual storytellers who empower and support our communities around the world. More here.

We are extending our Opening Weekend Community Celebration to The Seaport to highlight the 7 incredible Photoville Festival exhibitions on view at South Street Seaport from June 1 – 16!

With new and returning partners, we have an array of activities for all ages and all levels of photography. Don’t miss out on the festival’s second weekend festivities as we connect in community at The Seaport to celebrate the 2024 Photoville Festival artists, exhibitions and partners. Come be a part of the magic at The Seaport and learn more here!

This Summer, MFON and Photoville, in partnership with MPB, Open Society Foundations, and Parsons, School of Art, Media & Technology at The New School will present the inaugural MFON Global Symposium: Presence and Preservation, curated by Laylah Amatullah Barrayn and Adama Delphine Fawundu, at Parsons, The New School in New York City.

The one-day symposium will include a series of panel discussions, featuring scholars, artists, curators and centered around archiving and elevating the voices of women and non-binary of photographers of African descent. Register & learn more here.

Stay tuned for more


Education Programming

Education Day Field Trips are back on June 4th and 5th!

Our 2024 Photoville Education Days include field trips to our festival stomping grounds in Brooklyn Bridge Park, engaging conversations with professional artists, and a series of lively youth artist panel talks known as the Youth Artist Exchange, all tailored to middle and high school students. Learn more & register for a field trip here.

Calling all Educators!

The Photoville Educator Happy Hour is an informal way to connect with educators and art practitioners in the Photoville Education network. On June 1st, opening weekend, meet up for Happy Hour with live music and visual storytelling on the Brooklyn Waterfront. First drink is on us! Learn more and RSVP here.






Photoville is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council and Councilmember Lincoln Restler; and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.

This website was made possible thanks to the generous support and partnership of Photowings