About Photoville

New York City’s free premier photography destination

The annual Photoville Festival is returning to Brooklyn Bridge Park and in all five boroughs of NYC, June 1-16, 2024!

This year brings a special and outstanding group of artists and programming partners to curate and present 85+ free outdoor photo exhibitions across all five boroughs of NYC. With stories highlighting hope, joy, and compassion, while honoring experiences of adversity and heartbreak, Photoville aims to elevate the power of visual storytelling by fostering empathy and understanding within our communities.

Join in celebrating the kick off of this year’s festival, June 1st & 2nd, 2024 for the Opening Weekend Community Celebration in Brooklyn Bridge Park!

Enjoy two full days of family-friendly activities, carefully curated photography workshops for professionals and lovers of the craft, engaging tours, and a powerfully captivating night of visual storytelling.

And not to mention, free public programming throughout the month of June!

A look back at our 2023 Festival

Photoville 2023 featured the return of the Photo Village in Brooklyn Bridge Park and our classic shipping containers, in addition to open air exhibits in Brooklyn Bridge Park and around all 5 boroughs. It also featured in-person and virtual workshops and special events, including artist talks, professional development workshops, tours and more. We displayed 85 exhibitions dispersed throughout New York City. 

Over 1,000,000 visitors engaged with our free and public exhibitions in the five boroughs, showcasing the incredible work of over 300 artists, collaborating with partners including The New York Times, National Geographic, The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Alice Austen House, The Queens Museum, Magnum Foundation, Pulitzer Center and more.

Working with parks and city officials to safely install exhibition banners and custom structures throughout parks and public spaces in New York City, exhibitions remained on view for several months so that communities could enjoy them while using these open spaces as a place to recharge, exercise, and relax.

Daytime programming at the 2023 Festival included 35+ workshops and special events presented with and by artists and industry professionals, with partners such as Diversify Photo, Leica Camera, Adobe, ICP, PhotoWings, and more. Professional development workshops had over 700 attendees.

Over 800 students and educators across New York City attended our 2023 Festival education program which was proudly supported by our partner PhotoWings and the NYC Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment. Throughout the week, participants were able to meet exhibiting photographers to hear them speak about their work, while also attending panel discussions of student photographers beginning their journey in visual storytelling. 


United Photo Industries Inc (d.b.a Photoville) is a nonprofit organization founded in 2011 in Brooklyn, NY. Our mission is to build a wide, diverse audience for photographic narratives and nurture a new lens of representation, through the creation of unique and highly innovative environments such as our free annual community photo festival.

Since Photoville’s inception, we have been devoted to building an inclusive community of visual artists. We view art as a collaborative process between artists and their audiences, and we believe that public art creates the perfect conditions to foster this creative union. 

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This website was made possible thanks to the generous support and partnership of Photowings