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Photoville is open from September 12-15th and September 19-22nd. Hours of operation vary daily.

September 15, Sunday, 12PM to 8PM

September 16 through September 18, Monday – Wednesday, closed

September 19, Thursday, 4PM to 10PM

September 20, Friday, 4PM to 10PM

September 21, Saturday, 12PM to 10PM

September 22, Sunday, 12PM to 8PM



Photoville is located in Brooklyn Bridge Plaza, on the corners of Water Street and New Dock Street. It is directly underneath the Brooklyn Bridge in DUMBO and is bordered by Jane’s Carousel and St. Ann’s Warehouse.

Photoville returns for its eighth year, in picturesque Brooklyn Bridge Plaza, from September 12-22, 2019.

Located in Brooklyn Bridge Park in DUMBO beneath the majestic span of the Brooklyn Bridge— will be transformed into an immersive photography village populated by 90+ shipping containers repurposed into galleries.



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The Closet As Archive

Featuring: Dr. Deborah Willis

The Closet As Archive explores the ways in which the concept of memory, beauty, and desire is essential to storytelling.


Featuring: Various Artists

A collection of black and white, and color photographs, featuring the work of a distinctive group of individual photographers, all printed courtesy of Digital Silver Imaging.

Journalists Under Fire

Featuring: Various Artists

The life and work of a select number of visual journalists who have been killed in the line of duty, as well as those who are currently under threat for delivering the news we too often take for granted.

Redefining Representation: The Women of the 116th Congress

Featuring: Elizabeth D. Herman & Celeste Sloman

The first woman was sworn into Congress in 1917, 128 years after the first U.S. Congress convened. One hundred and two years later, one has become 131—the number of women serving in both chambers of the 116th Congress.

Waterkeeper Warriors

Featuring: Various Artists

Meet the Waterkeeper Warriors who are fighting horrific acts of pollution and environmental injustice to protect every person’s right to clean water. Photographed by twenty Culture Trip photographers around the globe, with stories told by notable voices.

Flavor Feast and Intergalactic Travel Bureau

Rethink everything you thought you knew about taste at the Flavor Feast, a pop-up party for the senses! Envision your dream vacation to outer space at the Intergalactic Travel Bureau.


Inequality and Climate Change: The Double Threat to Life on Earth

Featuring: Various Artists

Through the work of global photographers, the United Nations Development Programme brings into focus the compound threat of rising inequality and climate change.


Featuring: Various Artists

#ThisIs18 aims to capture what life is like for 18-year-old girls across oceans and cultures. The project was shot entirely by other young women, ages 17 to 22.

Spanish Harlem: El Barrio in the ’80s

Featuring: Joseph Rodríguez

Shot in the mid-to-late 80s, Joseph Rodríguez’s photographs bring us into the core of Spanish Harlem, capturing the spirit of a people that survive despite the ravages of poverty, and more recently, the threat of gentrification and displacement.



Photoville Celebrates Community

SUNDAY, Sept 15th | 7PM

Join United Photo Industries and the Photoville family, as we celebrate our fantastic photo community, and present the latest work of many of our closest friends in the photo world.

An Evening with The New York Times

FRIDAY, Sept 13th | 7.30PM

The New York Times photographers and editors will share highlights from our coverage of some of the year’s most visually compelling stories, including the women of the 116th Congress, fresh reports with archival photographs, and the Magazine’s New York City Issue.

35 Years of Impact: Images from ICP’s Infinity Awards

SATURDAY, Sept 14th | 7.30PM

The International Center of Photography presents the work of its most notable Infinity Award honorees from the past three decades.


For all Daytime Programming including Walking Tours, Family Friendly Activities and more, visit our sessions page!

An Afternoon with Lynsey Addario and John Moore

SUNDAY, Sept 15th | 3PM - 4.30PM

Join us as two celebrated photojournalists sit down for a conversation about their impactful work traversing the globe, from the current humanitarian crises in Syria, to immigrant crossings at the U.S.-Mexico border during the Trump administration.

On Feeling Good: In Conversation with Dr. Deborah Willis and Tyler Mitchell

SUNDAY, Sept 15th | 5PM - 6PM

Join Dr. Deb Willis, Chair of the Department of Photography & Imaging at New York University Tisch School of the Arts, as she interviews photographer Tyler Mitchell, New York University Tisch School of the Arts Film & Television alum. They will discuss his first solo exhibition, I Can Make You Feel Good, and their collective body of work.

Weapon of Choice | Dialogue with Travon Free and Ruddy Roye

SATURDAY, Sept 14th | 4:30PM - 5:30PM

Photographers and writers Ruddy Roye and Travon Free discuss how and why their cameras are not only an important weapon in modern storytelling, but through demonstrations of their work, will explain why it’s critical to the landscape of photography for black and marginalized people to be the ones telling these stories.

The Mini Mash Up

SATURDAY, Sept 21th | 12PM - 6PM

Join us for an afternoon of learning how to draw and collage with artist Cey Adams using the iconic images of Hip-Hop legends made by photographer Janette Beckman! All Ages Welcome!

School’s In Session: A Guided Tour of New Student Work at Photoville

SATURDAY, Sept 14th | 4PM - 5PM

Meet young artists and see new work from students enrolled in, or recently graduated from, photography schools and programs exhibiting at Photoville 2019!

Seeing the World Through a Small Lens: A Camera Phone Workshop

SATURDAY, Sept 14th | 4PM – 6PM

Join us for a workshop dedicated to exploring the cameras we carry right in our pockets! We all have great cameras with us wherever we go, but how many of us use them to their fullest potential?

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