JUNE 1-16, 2024 - IT'S A WRAP!

Photoville Festival 2024 has officially come to a close in Brooklyn Bridge Park!

For everyone that came to visit us in Brooklyn Bridge Park, we want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for being a part of our Photo Village!

And for those of you who weren’t able to make it down – don’t fret! We still have over 20 exhibits up in other locations across the 5 boroughs of New York City. From Jackson Heights to the West Village, Van Cortland Park to the South Beach Promenade there’s still plenty of beautiful visual storytelling to enjoy!

We are so grateful for all of the passion, talent and camaraderie – from our artists, attendees and partners.

Producing an outdoor public event at this scale is not easy, especially in a city like New York, so we want to shout and to all of our marquee partners – Brooklyn Bridge Park, NYC Parks, Leica Camera, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Photowings, The Seaport, the New York State Council on the Arts, NYC Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment, The DUMBO Improvement District, and Two Trees Management. 

And of course all of you.

Till we connect again, let’s keep inspiring each other, and forming a community around beautiful visual storytelling!


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

City Wide Exhibitions Still On View

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

St. Nicholas Park – 132nd Street and 139th StreetJackie Robinson Park
 on show

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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The Lams of Ludlow Street

Seward Park
 on show

As we all age, our lives take unexpected twists and turns. Begun in 2003, The Lams of Ludlow Street is an exploration of how one family’s life continues to unfold in a 350 square-foot apartment in New York City’s Chinatown.

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Brought from Home

Travers Park
 on show

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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Los Inocentes

Van Cortlandt Park
 on show

“Los Inocentes (The Innocents)” is a documentary photoessay that focuses on the resiliency of children who live in urban communities in less-than-ideal circumstances, but who prevail and thrive beyond their environments in the South Bronx, Spanish Harlem (El Barrio), and the Lower East Side (Loisaida).

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High School Team Robotics

Bella Abzug Park
 on show

Following high school FIRST Robotics Competition teams participating in the 2023 season.

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Punk’s Not Dead

The South Street Seaport
 on show

Bridging generations of rebellion and creativity, this exhibition unites new and old faces of the NYC punk scene through the lens of five photographers across the last five decades.

From the 1970’s birth of punk and the peak of iconic east village venue CBGB to the alternative punks of color scene that today flourishes throughout all 5 boroughs, witness the evolution of this raw and unapologetic movement that continues to thrive and transcend boundaries, proving once and for all that punk truly isn’t dead.

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Festival Programming

Our Photoville 2024 programming has wrapped, but stay tuned for artist talk videos, and panel & workshop recordings!

We at Photoville believe a summer filled with eye-opening photojournalism and inventive visual storytelling is a summer worth celebrating, don’t you agree? Thank you to everyone who joined 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.

This year we extended 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 had an array of activities for all ages and all levels of photography. Thank you to everyone who came out for the festival’s second and third weekend festivities as we connected in community at The Seaport to celebrate the 2024 Photoville Festival artists, exhibitions and partners.

This Summer, MFON and Photoville, in partnership with MPB, Open Society Foundations, and Parsons, School of Art, Media & Technology at The New School presented 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 included 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. Learn more here, and if you missed it, stay tuned for the panel recordings which will be made available online!


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