#Photoville2023 has announced extensions!

After two weeks of amplifying visual stories across all five Boroughs, the Photoville Festival has come to an official close in Brooklyn Bridge Park. All 56 exhibits that were part of our Photo Village in Emily Warren Roebling Plaza are coming down today.

But that doesn’t mean the Festival is over! In fact, we’ve extended exhibitions everywhere else! You can check out almost 30 exhibits still remaining in local parks and other public spaces throughout the five boroughs of New York.

We’re proud of the show that we’ve put together for our 12th year, and grateful to our marquee, major, education, community, exhibition and programming partners. Our partners helped the Photoville team make this 2023 festival not only possible, but an undeniable success.

To the artists, who graciously shared their courageous and thought-provoking photography with the public, we are sincerely grateful for your selfless work and voice.

We extend a thank you to our team, which includes everyone from the crew that installed the beautiful art to the team hosting the Photo Village to the folks designing the exhibits and those communicating with all of you around the world.

And, last but not least, thank you, festival goer, for supporting Photoville, for showing up and showing out on Opening Weekend and the festival days that followed!




Clayton Patterson’s Front Door: Residents and Writers

Martin Luther King Jr. Community Park

Clayton Patterson’s Front Door: Residents and Writers features rarely-seen images from the renowned photographer, who has documented the unique cultural ecosystem of the Lower East Side for over 40 years.

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Fandom Unbound

Van Cortland Park

Rhynna M. Santos’ mission is to use the art of photography to document Star Wars plus size and other diverse fans frequently overlooked from the view of mainstream fandom.

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Clayton Sisterhood Project

Roy Wilkins Park
 on show

Inspired by the longing for ancestral remembrance through the traditional family album, the Clayton Sisterhood Project explores contemporary kinship, and the continuing legacy built by the photographer’s sisters and nieces from Queens, NY moving onto Clayton, North Carolina land together.

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Alice Austen House

Jade Doskowʼs large-scale photographs of the iconic New York landfill-turned-park Freshkills make clear itsʼ paradoxical, ethereal beauty, while creating an important archive of a major chapter within the story of New York Cityʼs infrastructure.

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Hip Hop at 50

The Seaport
 on show

A photographic journey through the golden age of hip-hop.

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Unsung Heroes of Public Health

Old Fulton Street and Prospect StreetEugene McCabe FieldTremont Neighborhood Health Action CenterFrank D. O’Connor PlaygroundSnug Harbor Cultural Center
 on show

Unsung Heroes of Public Health aims to reframe and widen the historical narrative of public health, by spotlighting individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to public health milestones in New York City. For a city of 8 million, public health requires a multitude of approaches working together – community activism, research & innovation, information sharing and mentorship. These are stories of perseverance and dedication to shaping a healthier future for those to come.

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Our in person live events may be over, but that doesn’t mean we’re done with programming! We’ve got artist interviews, workshops, container talks, and more on the way, all summer long!

Our first three videos are below! And if you want to find out when future videos are released, make sure to sign up for our newsletter!


Photoville Festival is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.


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