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Exhibitions Tagged #Community

care:work

Old Fulton Street and Prospect Street
 archive : 2022

Presented by care:work and NYC Parks

Care:work is a clear-eyed look at the diversity of work — the dignity, strength, and challenges confronting caregivers in our families, institutions, and communities.

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Down By The Water

Old Fulton Street and Prospect Street
 archive : 2022

Presented by The Ravestijn Gallery, Photoville and NYC Parks, with additional support from the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York

The longer I do not travel, the more I turn to the place where I live. I see how my environment takes care of me — how the baker and the greengrocer bring groceries to my doorstep every Saturday morning — how all kinds of people call this their town, their neighborhood, their home.

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Black Baby Jesus was born in February

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 1
 archive : 2022

Presented by Photoville

A visual story about why the Afro-Colombian community of Quinamayó celebrates Christmas in February, expressing resistance through culture since their ancestors were enslaved people.

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Puddles in my Head : (Our Emotions)

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2022

Presented by Photoville, with additional support from the Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation

Puddles in my Head is about community, love, family, friends, pain, confusion, anger, joy, struggle, redemption, and how it all intertwines within the disabled community. It’s about our emotions.

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The Hands that Make a Home

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 2
 archive : 2022

Presented by The International Rescue Committee

The Hands That Make a Home is a visual story about what happens when four refugees and a migrant rebuild home with the help of their new community.

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Kensington Cares এলাকার যত্নে কেন্সিংটন / Kensington Se Cuida

Avenue C Plaza
 archive : 2021

When COVID-19 hit Kensington, people took care of one another. The Kensington Cares exhibit celebrates this collective movement on the Avenue C Plaza—a place of resilience and creativity.

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Mystery Of The Disguised

Brooklyn Bridge Park – The Beach
 archive : 2021

Mystery Of the Disguised is a visual exploration of the construction of an imaginary with the oral story of a town in Veracruz called Coyolillo, an Afro-Mexican community in the south of Mexico—reframing their history to one of freedom.

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TransLatinxs Y La Resiliencia Contra COVID-19 // TransLatinx Resilience Against COVID-19

Travers Park
 archive : 2021
TransLatinx Resilience Against COVID-19 was produced in partnership with Photoville and the Queens Museum’s Year of Uncertainty, a program that aims to strengthen connection among the museum, its communities, and constituents, exploring new ways institutions can support individuals and the public navigating a world that is always and increasingly shifting.
TransLatinxs y la Resilencia Contra Covid-19 se produjo en asociación con Photoville y el Año de la Incertidumbre del Queens Museum, un programa que tiene como objetivo fortalecer la conexión entre el museo, sus comunidades y constituyentes, explorando nuevas formas en que las instituciones pueden apoyar a las personas y los públicos que navegan por un mundo que es siempre y cada vez más cambiante.
TransLatinx Resilience Against COVID-19 documents how the pandemic has impacted Colectivo Intercultural TRANSgrediendo, an organization founded by Lorena Borjas, and its community of transgender Latinx immigrants in Queens.
TransLatinxs y la Resilencia Contra Covid-19 documenta cómo la pandemia ha impactado al Colectivo Intercultural TRANSgrediendo, la organización fundada por Lorena Borjas, y su comunidad de inmigrantes latinx transgénero en Queens.
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Preventing Overdose Deaths: How To Save And Uplift Lives

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 5
 archive : 2021

Staff, volunteers, and participants at community-based health and social justice organizations in Connecticut, Michigan, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania share their ideas about how to reduce overdose deaths and improve the lives of people who have been harmed by punitive drug policies, discrimination, and poverty.

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Rebel Vision

Brooklyn Bridge Park – New Dock Street
 archive : 2021
Rebel Vision centers the work of Black female and non-binary photojournalists to chart the liberatory possibilities of using the documentary camera as a tool for anti-racism.
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Runa Kawsay: The Roots That Sustain Us

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 1
 archive : 2021

Runa Kawsay explores the nuances of Indigenous Kichwa identity from the personal experiences of the Kichwa community living in Turtle Island (North America).

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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Ambassadors: Stories From Around The World Featuring Aundre Larrow & Luisa Dorr

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 5
 archive : 2021

Explore stunning and compelling visual stories of love, resilience, joy, and humanity as told by our Lightroom Ambassadors.

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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Ambassadors: Stories From Around The World Featuring Michael Aboya & Monaris

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Empire Fulton Ferry Lawn
 archive : 2021

Explore stunning and compelling visual stories of love, resilience, joy, and humanity as told by our Lightroom Ambassadors.

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Stoop Stories: City Kids

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 3
 archive : 2021

Stoop Stories™ is a documentary storytelling platform designed to connect, support, and celebrate our New York City neighbors— especially those hardest hit by the pandemic and systemic inequities.

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Boss Workers

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 5
 archive : 2021

American work has gotten increasingly unstable. It’s no wonder an increasing number are drawn to a model of working that gives them back some power. Welcome to worker co-ops—businesses where the workers literally own the place. Now, they are springing up across the nation.

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An Incredible Freedom

East Side Community High School
 archive : 2021

Recipient of the 2020 Photoville & PhotoWings Educator Exhibition Grant.

This project began over Zoom in the fall of 2020 with students from the East Side Photo Program.

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Been Seen

St. Nicholas Park – 132nd Street and 139th Street
 archive : 2021

The exhibition places in conversation the work of Harlem-based studio photographer Austin Hansen (1910-1996) with six contemporary photographers: Dario Calmese, Cheriss May, Flo Ngala, Ricky Day, Gerald Peart, and Mark Clennon. Their practices explore identity, Black experiences, visual culture, and portraiture.

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Community Heroes: Bedford-Stuyvesant And Crown Heights

St. Andrews Playground
 archive : 2021

Community Heroes is a community organizing and public art project celebrating the everyday heroes of our neighborhoods.

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Community Matriarchs Of NYCHA

Abrons Art Center
 archive : 2021

Digital storytelling platform My Projects Runway celebrates women residents of Lower East Side public housing who have contributed to transformative change in our neighborhood with portraits from Courtney Garvin and a video work by Christopher Currence.

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Teaching Creativity: Making Art In A Pandemic

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 3
 archive : 2021

Teachers at two New York City public high schools share work made by their students during the pandemic. Students turned their lenses inward and made work exploring domestic life—sharing their photography with family and friends during this challenging school year.

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Community Heroes: Fort Greene

Fort Greene Park
 archive : 2021

Local artists, youth, and community members come together to celebrate those dedicated to strengthening and supporting Fort Greene, focusing on long-term historic residents. This is an ongoing annual collaboration with the Fort Greene Park Conservancy and Friends of Commodore Barry Park.

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Ten Years Of War Through The Eyes Of 16 Syrian Photographers

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Empire Fulton Ferry Lawn
 archive : 2021

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) coordinates the global emergency response to save lives and protect people in humanitarian crises.

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dándoles sus flores (giving them their flowers)

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 3
 archive : 2021

giving them their flowers is a multimodal youth-led storytelling exhibit honoring matriarchs of color through collaged photographs and oral histories.

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ICP at THE POINT: Picturing Sorrow and Joy

Baretto Point Park
 archive : 2021

This exhibition celebrates local voices picturing the sorrows and joys of daily life as we heal and transform in community with one another.

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The Last Dagestanese Tightrope Walkers

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Empire Fulton Ferry Lawn
 archive : 2021
In the far reaches of Russia—from the high peaks of the Caucasus Mountain, to the Caspian sea shore—elders are passing down their high-wire skills in order to preserve a century-old decaying tightrope walking tradition.
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The People That Are Within These Frames: A Community Offers Self-Portraits

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 3
 archive : 2021

The Bronx Documentary Center’s both senior and junior photo leagues were asked by the New York Times to make self-portraits; how they defined self-portrait was up to them. Their resulting images are an insight into who they are and what they’ve reflected on at home during the time of COVID-19.

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Life-Line

The Clemente (LES)
 archive : 2021

Life-line is a series of 26 augmented full-bodied portraits with audible voices of multigenerational members, reflecting the diversity of the Lower East Side community that memorializes people waiting in line.

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These Years

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 3
 archive : 2021
An exhibition of works by SVACE’s transcultural and transgenerational community that address the global events of the last five years, in celebration of the fifth anniversary of our annual Art & Activism events series.
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Malikah: Building Power And Safety For Our Communities

Astoria Park
 archive : 2021

Malikah was founded by Astoria native Rana Abdelhamid, to build community and share resources with people impacted by hate and gender-based violence in a post-9/11 New York City. This series highlights the beauty and importance of our individual and collective journeys as we work towards a more just world.

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Paradise Lost & Found: Bushwick

IS 291 Schoolyard
 archive : 2021

Paradise Lost & Found: Bushwick is a snapshot of this section of Brooklyn during the tumultuous 1980s and early 1990s. Carrying a point-and-shoot camera to her job as an art teacher at IS 291 – Roland Hayes, Meryl Meisler’s images—kept secret for decades—are a personal memoir. Upon her retirement from teaching, she began releasing them into the world.

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Prospect Park: My Oasis In Brooklyn

Lefferts House, Prospect Park
 archive : 2021

Across 41 years of photographing in Prospect Park, Jamel Shabazz has captured reunion picnics, musicians, races, dog walks, and so much more in the beloved park he calls his “Oasis in Brooklyn.”

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On My Block

Van Cortland Park
 archive : 2021

On My Block is a love letter to New York City from a native New Yorker. The project utilizes portraits and cityscapes to give the viewer a unique perspective of the city.

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In Their Hands: Women Taking Ownership Of Peace

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 1
 archive : 2021

Through the lens of local women photographers, we seek to elevate, amplify and increase the visibility of women’s participation in—and their essential contributions to—peace and security.

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Queens Is Family

Culture Lab LIC
 archive : 2021

This exhibition brings together a broad range of photographers from different neighborhoods, backgrounds and life experiences. It asks: what does family look like to you? How do we express and explore the deepest and most dependable relationships in our lives? How important are they to our own identity, and how do they define us?

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Cheering on the Border

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 2
 archive : 2020

Cheering on the Border is a story of the border not as a boundary, but as a region, and how life in that region is experienced by a specific group of high school cheerleaders.

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Then & Now

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Empire Fulton Ferry Lawn
 archive : 2020

Thirteen photographers from around the world re-photograph a scene from their archive, juxtaposing images from the past with the tumultuous year of 2020. They explore the visual imprint left on us by COVID-19, systemic racism, and social upheaval worldwide.

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Um-basax-bilua (Where They Make the Noise) 1904–2016, 2017

Brooklyn Bridge Park – New Dock Street
 archive : 2020

A visual record of found and personal photographs and cultural memorabilia, Wendy Red Star’s Um-basax-bilua (Where They Make the Noise) summarizes the century-long history of the Crow Fair, and examines the cultural shift from colonial forced assimilation to cultural reclamation.

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Love Does Not Have Borders, 2019 / El Amor No Tiene Fronteras 2019

Travers Park
 archive : 2020

Love Does Not Have Borders is an artistic and political project of BordeAndo, a crochet and embroidery collective made up of immigrant women in Queens, New York. The project reflects on the injustice faced by immigrants enduring family separations along the U.S. border.

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Scars of Racism

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2019

Scars of Racism seeks to document the lasting physical reminders of racism on the American landscape.

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Absent Monuments: Brooklyn Waterfront

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2019

As part of an ongoing series, artist Rose DeSiano has been erecting obelisks throughout New York City. By marking the landscape, she has been sharing histories and honoring many great people

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Community Heroes

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2019

Community Heroes is a community organizing and public art project celebrating the everyday heroes of our neighborhoods.

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El Worker’s Studio / El Estudio de los Trabajadores

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2019

Project Luz presents El Workers’ Studio, a series of images created in collaboration with communities of immigrant workers.

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Kibera Stories

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2019

Kibera Stories shares the realities of life inside Africa’s largest slum and its people, its talent, and its potential, while providing insight and raising awareness about life inside the slum.

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OPEN DOORS

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2019

As part of the OPEN DOORS arts and justice initiative, the Reality Poets are men who have been harmed by gun violence using storytelling, hip-hop, and the spoken word, challenging their audiences to combat the injustice that breeds violence in New York City neighborhoods.

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1992-2017-East Side Stories

Annenberg Space for Photography
 archive : Photoville LA

East Side Stories puts a human face to gang members in Los Angeles while in their homes and with their families.

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ALTAR: Prayer, Ritual, Offering

Annenberg Space for Photography
 archive : Photoville LA

ALTAR: Prayer, Ritual, Offering engages photography as a practice containing attributes and religious traditions of Africa and its diaspora.

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Pilsen

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2018

In the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, the Chicago neighborhood of Pilsen saw its cultural peak as a mecca for Mexican-American immigrants in the Midwest. The 2.76-square-mile community has seen rapid development, study shows.

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Safe Home

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2018

Following wars and the occupation of many areas of the country by ISIL, Iraq is littered with explosive devices, including thousands of IEDs. Major population centers and small villages are unsafe for the people returning home.

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The Oldest Colony

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2018

“The Oldest Colony” is a meditation on the Puerto Rican identity as a product of the island’s political relationship with the United States as an unincorporated territory, and now as it morphs with the economic crisis and hurricane Maria’s aftermath.

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The Others

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2018

Three Estonian photographers open doors that lead into three different communities of the Others in Estonia.

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As-Salaam Alaikum, America

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2018

In the words of Lynsey Addario, “this body of work intends to capture a more intimate, nuanced view of Muslims in America, while focusing on their vast racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity.”

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The Wall

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2018

At the juncture of San Diego, California; and Tijuana, Mexico, the border wall’s rusting steel bars plunge into the sand, extending 300 feet into the Pacific Ocean, and casting a long and conflicting shadow.

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conSECUENCIAS / conSEQUENCES

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2018

This exhibit highlights the role of photography in creating public narratives of life struggles and social movements in Chiapas, Mexico. It builds on the media awareness generated by the Zapatista indigenous rebellion of 1994. Since then, social and political conflicts have led to displacement and confrontation, often generating multiple narratives of these events.

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In These Clasped Hands

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2018

“In These Clasped Hands” started as a series of portraits of my family members in South Carolina. However, after the Mother Emanuel AME Church massacre, the effects of loss could be felt throughout the state.

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The Blood and the Rain

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2017

“The Blood and the Rain” is a multimedia collaboration by photographer Yael Martínez and graphic artist Orlando Velázquez, who have been welcomed by the Nahua communities to observe their practices.

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Facing Change: Documenting DETROIT

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2017

“Facing Change: Documenting Detroit” is a community photojournalism initiative creating a documentary record of Detroit by Detroit-area photographers.

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Life on Arctic’s Edge

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2017

For millennia, the reindeer herding Nenets have been an inextricable part of the landscape of the Yamal (“The End of the Earth” in their language) in the Russian Arctic. According to many scientists, they have been incredibly resilient.

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Community Heroes, NYC

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2016

The goal of this project is to celebrate the everyday heroes of New York City, neighborhood by neighborhood. These residents have taken it upon themselves to organize for good in their neighborhoods.

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Flint is a Place

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2016

Flint is a Place is a cross-platform, episodic documentary series that seeks to document a specific moment within this American city in an intimate, character-driven way.

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It Takes Us: Stories of gun violence from across America

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2016

Over the past few years, I’ve been traveling the country to tell a diverse story about the impact of gun violence on injured survivors, victims’ family members, and witnesses to these horrific acts. I seek to show how gun violence doesn’t fit neatly into the “good guys vs. bad guys” narrative of the media and the NRA. Rather it is far more nuanced — made up overwhelmingly of incidents of suicide, domestic violence, children gaining access to unsecured guns, mass shootings and so much more.

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Miss Trans Israel

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2016

Contenders in Israel’s first transgender pageant polished their moves and competed in “Miss Trans Israel.” Talleen Abu Hanna, 21, an Israeli from a Catholic Arab family, was crowned the winner of the 2016 pageant held at HaBima, Israel’s national theater, in Tel Aviv.

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#OrlandoStrong

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2016

Photographer Wayne Lawrence is known for his sensitive and intimate portraits of Americans of every class, race, and creed. Lawrence spent a week in Orlando gathering the stories of a community that has been battered but not defeated. This story was a digital feature for National Geographic in June 2016.

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A Few Acres of Snow

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2016

In Candide, Voltaire described Canada as “a few acres of snow.” Public opinion hasn’t changed much since then; the second largest country in the world is rarely in the news, even though there’s much to be concerned about.

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Insiders/Outsiders

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2015

Insider. Outsider. We tend to think of them as polar opposites. Like right and wrong. Rich and poor. Black and white. But the labels we covet and stick onto others are nothing if not a reflection of perspective.

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When Living Is a Protest

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2015

Sixty years ago, just marching was considered an act of protest. Actually, in 1969, a group of young men burnt down 40 buildings in the town of Clinton South Carolina, after feeling that the pressure put on them by the Ku Klux Klan was too much to bear. That was their protest.

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Red Ball of a Sun Slipping Down

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2015

Red Ball of a Sun Slipping Down speaks of life in the Arkansas Delta forty years go and today. Black-and-white photographs made long years ago are interwoven with recent color photographs and, in turn, with a short story.

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Durga

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2015

When a 7.9 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal on April 25th, 2015 followed by a powerful aftershock on May 12th, 2015, the world stood in shock.

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Red Hook: A Journey Through Our Lens

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 5 Uplands
 archive : 2014

This spring, 15 young people from neighborhoods across Brooklyn were able to participate in a digital photography internship that taught a documentary style of photography focused on issues related to their neighborhoods and self-exploration. The goals of this program were to empower participants, develop their personal voice as artists, and teach them to harness the power of visual storytelling.

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Tunnel People

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 5 Uplands
 archive : 2014

In Tunnel People, we get to know Vietnam veterans, macro-biotic hippies, crack addicts, Cuban refugees, convicted killers, computer programmers, philosophical recluses and criminal runaways. Tunnel People, both the book with its wealth of ethnographic details and the photo documentary with strong yet elegant and telling images has become a classic testimony of homeless life in the 1990s.

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How Sandy Hit Rockaway

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 5 Uplands
 archive : 2013

Almost a year after Hurricane Sandy hit the coastal areas of New York and New Jersey, the road to recovery is still long and hard. With so many images in the mass media depicting landscapes of devastation and disaster immediately after Hurricane Sandy, How Sandy Hit Rockaway focuses on the people affected by the disaster and the unique obstacles to recovery facing each individual.

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Only in Burundi

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 5 Uplands
 archive : 2013

The past two years photographer Anaïs López and writer Eva Smallegange worked on this project and eventually succeeded in making a new book about Burundi: a book with a positive outlook, containing personal stories of Koky, their guide and the main narrator.

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Magnum Foundation Presents Bruce Gilden & Sim Chi Yin

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 3
 archive : 2012

The Magnum Foundation will present Magnum award-winner Bruce Gilden and his series “No Place Like Home: Foreclosures in America” as well as Beijing-based Sim Chi Yin, member of the VII Photo Agency Mentor Program, and her series “China’s Rat Tribe,” which peers into the lives of young migrant workers literally living underground in Beijing.

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East River Ferry Images

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 3
 archive : 2012

The East River Ferry is presenting a community-sourced exhibition of photos taken from East River Ferry vessels or of East River ferry vessels.

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THE FENCE at Photoville

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 3
 archive : 2012

In celebration of the launch of PHOTOVILLE, United Photo Industries joined forces with Photo District News and Brooklyn Bridge Park to curate and produce THE FENCE, a summer-long outdoor photo exhibition that attracted an audience of more than one million visitors!

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Events and Sessions Tagged #Community

Jun 142022

Community Heroes Toolkit Launch

Come learn about the Community Heroes toolkit! This new and free resource helps artists, groups and public spaces to organize a local public art project in their community.

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Oct 92021

Syria: 10 Years Of War Seen By 16 Syrian Photographers

Engage in a conversation with Syrian photojournalists on the successes and challenges of documenting the last decade of war in Syria.

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Oct 72021

Good Work: Worker Co-Operatives And Transformative Labor Photography

Co-operative businesses are returning workers’ power. These photographers have shown both the beauty and the effort of when Americans get to be their own bosses.

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Oct 62021

Teen Storytellers Impacting Change (Teen Panel)

ICP Community Programs: Teen Storytellers Impacting Change is a panel featuring current students and alumni in conversation on the roles that photography plays in fostering self-confidence, community building, and social change, especially now during these unprecedented times.

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Oct 62021

The Vision Black Female Photojournalists Bring To Major News Coverage

Black female photographers bring a unique visual perspective to major news events. In this talk, Tara and Michael will take a close, fascinating and informative look at key images from 2020’s social justice protests.

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Oct 32021

Heirlooms/Evidence: A Workshop On Whiteness

What does responsible ownership and exploration of whiteness look like?

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Sep 182021

10 Under 10

Photoville’s 10 Under 10 featuring presentations from The New York Times, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Abrons Arts Center, Magnum Foundation, Pulitzer Center, Indigenous Photo, United Nations Women, Joseph Rodriguez, The Darkroom Masters, and National Geographic featuring live music from Carnegie Hall’s Lullaby Project.

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Oct 42020

Heirlooms/Evidence: A Workshop on Whiteness

Participants will be guided through a series of conversations and hands-on activities that begin to unpack the ways in which our whiteness and privilege function in the world, and in our practice as media-makers.

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Oct 32020

Aperture Conversations: Wendy Red Star

Join us for an artist talk with Wendy Red Star as she discusses her 2017 project Um-basax-bilua (Where They Make the Noise) 1904–2016, a celebration of cultural perseverance, colonial resistance, and ingenuity.

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Sep 202020

Then & Now: Photographers Repicturing Their Archive in 2020

Photographers Sheila Pree Bright (Atlanta, U.S.A.), Yolanda Escobar Jiménez (Quito, Ecuador), Brian Otieno (Nairobi, Kenya), and Xiaojie Ouyang (Wuhan, China), discuss what it was like to return to places they had photographed before and make new photographs.

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Sep 222019

Working Together

What does it mean to enter into collaboration in the photographic process? Join us to hear five women talk about their projects and practices that are rooted in working with others.

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Apr 272019

East Side Stories: Journey towards Justice, Past and Present

Join Joseph Rodríguez, Ruben Martinez, Dr. Jesse De La Cruz, and Rubén Martínez for a powerful educational discussion on gang violence, juvenile justice and re-entry into Los Angeles communities.

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Sep 152018

ALTAR: Prayer, Ritual, Offerings

A panel discussion moderated by MFON co-founders, Laylah Amatullah Barrayn and Adama Delphine Fawundu, will feature contributing photographers sharing perspectives on photography and spirituality.

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Sep 142018

Postcards from Brownsville: Photographing Community

Students will present their collaborative project, “Postcards from Brownsville” and discuss how their photographs can impact insider and outside perceptions of their community.

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Sep 162017

Reclaiming Photography

A panel discussion from the founding members of RECLAIM: an alliance of The Everyday Projects, Native Agency, Majority World, Women Photograph, Minority Report [renamed from Visioning Project], and Diversify Photo. We are six organizations committed to amplifying the voices of underrepresented photographers and decolonizing the photojournalism industry.

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Sep 242016

Working in Local Communities

Community art projects, both large and small, can become vehicles for social change. Artists discuss their longterm projects, how they began, how they involve their communities, and what advice they have for other artists who wish to engage their own communities in art projects. Panelists will discuss projects on local communities and the impacts they’ve had, far and wide.

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Sep 182014

The FENCE (2014) – Opening Party Slideshow

We hope you’ll join us in raising a glass in celebration of the talented men and women whose work is featured in this year’s FENCE exhibits.

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Sep 292013

Community Collaborations

In community-based art and participatory photography programs, artists collaborate with people whose lives directly inform the subject matter. Photography is used to express collective meaning, help participants find their voice, and build community. Panelists will discuss their work in the field and the challenges they face.

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Sep 222013

Bring it to the Table

In the past decade, politics replaced sex as the one thing in America we don’t discuss in mixed company. Bring It to The Table defies that rule by engaging people to examine not just what they believe politically, but why.

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Sep 212013

Documenting Communities Impacted by Gun Violence

The Magnum Foundation’s panel discussion will highlight the experiences of photographers and activists working in communities affected by gun violence. Issues of access, process, and protection for photographers will be addressed. Organized in conjunction with MF’s installation at Photoville: Heaven’s Gain: Recent work by Justin Maxon.

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Jun 302012

Community Collaborations

Community-based art is a hyphenated field in which artists collaborate with people whose lives directly inform the subject matter to express collective meaning, help participants find their voice, and build community.

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