Photoville Education: Student and Educator Programs


Photoville Festival Education Field Trips are Back!

It’s summertime vibes at #PhotovilleFestival’s 2023 Education Programming happening for free this June!

Our 2023 Photoville Education Day includes 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.

Educators and parents can choose from several session offerings:

SESSION 1: June 6 / 9:30am – 1:30pm
SESSION 2: June 6 / 3:30pm – 6:30pm
SESSION 3: June 7 / 9:30am – 1:30pm

A Picnic in the Park will be held after each session.
Pizza and water will be provided.


Educator Happy Hour

The Photoville Educator Happy Hour is an informal way to connect with educators and art practitioners in the Photoville Education network at Brooklyn Bridge Park for the Opening Weekend Celebration at Photoville 2023!

Spend the Day roaming through the park exploring exhibitions, maybe partake in one of our many free workshops and tours and then come meet up for Happy Hour where you may want to stay for some live music and visual storytelling on the Brooklyn Waterfront.

The first drink is on us!

Date: 6/3/2023

Time: 5:00pm-6:00pm

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park


Educator Exhibit Grant Recipients

NYC Alphabets

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza

Inspired by artist Wendy Ewald’s American Alphabets series, students at Harvest Collegiate High School explored language, identity, and culture through cyanotype self-portraits connected to a specific word.

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The Crown and Glory Project

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza

The Crown & Glory Project celebrates underrepresented young creatives in NYC, challenging them to create DIY crowns from unconventional and found materials, as well as create collaborative photo portraits wearing their crowns that capture their individuality and goals as future creative leaders.

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Four Decades: A Retrospective of the M.S. 51 Student Photography Program

William Alexander Middle School 51

Celebrating Middle School 51’s 40-year history of photographic education, students from M.S. 51 adjudicate a retrospective of darkroom and digital images created by students who have previously attended this renowned photography program in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

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Through Our Eyes: A Collective Portrait of Caracas

Travers Park

Through Our Eyes uses formal collaborative portraits and single documentary images made by young women participants of Project MiRA to tell the story of resilience, joy, and struggle in the barrios of Caracas, Venezuela – a country that has been hit by a years-long crisis.

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Faces of Us: Portraits and Personal Narratives

IN-Tech Academy MS/HS 368

Faces of Us: Photographic Portraits and Personal Narratives by students of IN-Tech Academy MS/HS 368, The Bronx, NYC

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Speaking Portraits

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza

Speaking Portraits elevate our experiences, reveal hidden truths, and inform the viewer about what is most meaningful to us.

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