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The Photoville Festival returns with over 60 outdoor exhibitions city-wide and a full slate of free online programming for all

September 17 – November 29, 2020

Help us maintain accessible programming & exhibitions for all by supporting us & our photographic community!


We are proud and humbled to be presenting the 9th year of the Photoville festival. Like so many trying to navigate our way during this extraordinary time, in the midst of fighting a global pandemic, a long overdue reckoning of social injustice, and financial insecurity, we took a long look at what we could do and we adjusted, shifted, tweaked, reinvented, punted – we hustled – and found a way for the festival to still take place, while staying true to its spirit.

So yes, Photoville will look slightly different this year!

Check out our announcement here with a letter from our founders.

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Brooklyn Bridge Park
Washington Street
Old Fulton Street

Lower East Side
Jackie Robinson Park
St. Nicholas Park
Times Square
Chelsea Park

Travers Park
Astoria Park

Soundview Park
Van Cortlandt Park

South Beach Promenade

How can you view Photoville Safely?

All our photo exhibitions are OUTDOORS. To get the most out of your viewing experience we suggest taking in the photography in the daylight. When you are visiting, please be aware of adhering to the mandated safety guidelines outlined by the New York State government.

We ask that you maintain a minimum of 6 foot distance between you and other Photoville patrons while viewing the exhibitions, wear a face mask/face covering and do not visit exhibitions if you are having symptoms such as fever, coughing or shortness of breath. Please do not visit exhibitions if you have been in close contact with someone who has or may have COVID-19. Please do not visit exhibitions if you have traveled outside of New York in the last 14 days.

Exhibitions are best viewed in Daylight hours and are open whenever the park or space is open to the public.


We are a small non-profit who relies on our ideas and skills to execute powerful projects. Our Photoville team is available to produce innovative public exhibitions that are accessible and affordable! Check out what we do by clicking the button below or contact us at [email protected]


in Brooklyn Bridge park and city-wide!

Sources of Self-Regard: Self-Portraits From Black Photographers Reflecting on America

Featuring: Various Artists

In early June, The New York Times asked more than two dozen Black photographers to create self-portraits, whatever that phrase meant to them. This collection of those photos presents an intimate perspective from artists who are motivated by their own reality.

We Are Present: Portraits from the Pandemic and the Uprising

Featuring: Laylah Amatullah Barrayn

We Are Present is an excerpt of portraits taken in New York and Minneapolis that documents the lived experiences of Black Americans during the double crisis of the pandemic, and the uprisings against injustice.

Constructing Equality

Featuring: Roshni Khatri

The trailblazing women photographed for this project are bringing change to the construction industry of New York. They are building the future of the construction trades.


over 30 free programs for all


02oct6:30 pm7:30 pmxFree Online Event An Evening with The New York TimesPresented by The New York Times6:30 pm - 7:30 pm EST Event Category:Talks

03oct2:00 pm3:00 pmxFree Online Event Aperture Conversations: Wendy Red StarPresented by Aperture2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST Event Category:Talks

03oct5:00 pm6:00 pmxFree Online Event Asian Americans Reflect on Seeing Themselves, Race, and the PandemicPresented by TIME5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST Event Category:Talks


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