PHOTOVILLE is New York City’s FREE premier photo destination. Produced by United Photo Industries, the annual festival is a modular venue built from re-purposed shipping containers. By creating a physical platform for photographers of all stripes to come together and interact, Photoville provides a unique opportunity to engage with a diverse audience — a veritable cross-section of the world’s photographic community.
Photoville returns for an eight year in picturesque Brooklyn Bridge Plaza, from September 12-22, 2019. Once again, Brooklyn Bridge Plaza—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 65+ shipping containers repurposed into galleries.
Working with more than 100 curatorial partners, Photoville 2019 will exhibit work by over 600 visual artists. In addition, the festival offers nighttime projection programs, hands-on workshops, an education day for New York City middle and high-school students, panel discussions and talks presented next door at the iconic St. Ann’s Warehouse. Photoville also features interactive programming, tents with vendors, family-friendly photo activities, publishers and gear demonstrations, a community photo book store, tintype portraits by the Penumbra Foundation, and a beer garden with a range of food vendors by Smorgasburg and Brooklyn Brewery beers.
Photoville is wheelchair accessible and open to all members of the public—all ages, dogs included—free of charge, making it unlike any other photo festival in the world.
Immersion and interactivity are at the heart of what makes Photoville such a successful and popular event, allowing it to become the largest annual photographic event in New York City and among the most-attended photographic events nationwide. Photoville’s seventh edition (2018) in Brooklyn Bridge Park, welcomed over 95,000 visitors.
[ UNITED PHOTO INDUSTRIES ]
United Photo Industries, a New York based non-profit organization, brings the photographic community together by producing photography installations and events in unique locations off the beaten path where the focus lies in content and is accessible to everyday people from all walks of life.
Launched in 2011 by Sam Barzilay, Dave Shelley, and Laura Roumanos, United Photo Industries has rapidly solidified its position in the public art landscape by consistently showcasing thought-provoking, challenging, and exceptional photography from across the globe.
Proudly devoted to cultivating strategic partnerships, creative collaborations, and community spirit, United Photo Industries has presented dozens of public art installations across the United States and worldwide in partnership with numerous agencies and organizations.