Sep 182021
 archive : 2021

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.

Speakers: Joseph Rodriguez My Projects Runway

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 1

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Presented by:

  • Photoville
  • The New York Times
  • The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
  • Abrons Arts Center
  • Magnum Foundation
  • The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
  • Indigenous Photograph
  • UN Women
  • Henry Street Settlement
  • American Jewish World Service
  • DPPA
  • United Nations Peacekeeping
  • National Geographic

In honor of our 10th year, we’re going to be opening this year’s Photoville Festival on the big screen in Brooklyn Bridge Park with a series of 10 stories from 10 partners–each in less than 10 minutes!

The evening “10 Under 10” program will feature longtime friends and partners, community-based photographic organizations, and stalwarts of the visual storytelling community.

Tying this all together is the deep appreciation and celebration of our photographic community, where we’ve had the pleasure to grow, collaborate and thrive for the past 10 years.



The New York Times presents: The Photography of the New York Times

The New York Times will show two presentations:  a retrospective of photography by Michelle V. Agins, an award-winning staff photographer at The Times for more than 30 years, and a look back at some of the most memorable photographs from The New York Times from the past 18 months.
Photo: © Erin Schaff/The New York Times

See related exhibition: Michelle V. Agins: A Retrospective Of A Pioneering New York Times Photographer 


Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture presents: Picturing Community: Austin Hansen’s Photographs of Harlem

Dalila Scruggs will offer a brief glimpse into the prolific practice of Austin Hansen, a photographer who chronicled Harlem’s vital community for nearly five decades. His work is featured in Photoville’s exhibition Been/Seen.

See related exhibition: Been Seen

Abrons Arts Center and My Projects Runway present: Helping Hands

Helping Hands is a short film by artist Christopher Currence that reflects on the practice of communal care and accountability to ones neighbors. The work features women residents of Lower East Side public housing developments who have contributed to transformative change in their neighborhood through direct action and advocacy. Presented in partnership with Abrons Arts Center’s Photoville 2021 Exhibition My Projects Runway: Community Matriarchs of NYCHA, the film features these leaders at local sites that bear personal significance, where they reflect on how their experiences as public housing residents have shaped their commitment to activism.

See related exhibition: Community Matriarchs Of NYCHA

The Magnum Foundation and American Jewish World Service present: As We Are: Collaborative Portraits with Uganda’s Gulu Women with Disabilities Union

Photographer Esther Ruth Mbabazi discusses “As We Are”, a series of collaborative portraits made with the Gulu Women with Disabilities Union (GUWODU) in Gulu, Uganda celebrating individuality and personal expression. From the custom-made outfits to the vibrant backdrops, the women wanted to counter how the media typically portray disability.

See related exhibition: As We Are: Collaborative Portraits With Uganda’s Gulu Women With Disabilities Union

Pulitzer Center presents: Who Tells the Stories of Our Time

In Who Tells the Stories of Our Time, Jon Sawyer, executive director of the Pulitzer Center, will share reflections on the Center’s support of photojournalism projects that elevate the voices—and vision—of underrepresented communities, including a collaboration with Diversify Photo on the Eyewitness Photojournalism Grant. The program will highlight the critical role photographers play as journalists and educators in informing the public of the underreported and systemic issues of our time, and will feature the film Dialogue with Plants by grantees Florence Goupil and Teo Belton.

See related exhibition: Dialogue With Plants

Indigenous Photograph presents: Citlali Fabian’s work “I’m from Yalalag”

Meet Indigenous Photograph, a newly expanded database of Indigenous photographers from around the globe. Come see Indigenous Photograph member Citlali Fabian’s work “I’m from Yalalag” where she explores her Yalalteca culture as a way to honor her ancestors and document how her culture has withstood colonization. Citlali is a Yalalteca, Mexican visual artist and storyteller based between Mexico and the United Kingdom. She uses photography to explore ways of addressing identity and its connections with territory, migration, and community bonds.

The United Nations Department of Peace Operations, the United Nations Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs, and UN Women present: In their hands: Women taking ownership of peace

Through the lens of local women photographers, we seek to elevate, amplify and increase the visibility of womens’ participation in, and their essential contributions to, peace and security. From Mali to Colombia, Yemen and South Sudan, we want to invite you to discover the stories of women who have taken peace into their own hands, and how the UN supports them in building sustainable peace. This interactive exhibition will also be shown at the UNHQ in New York and will later travel to Africa. With these inspiring stories we seek to mobilize support and raise awareness on the indispensable role women play in promoting peace and building a better world.

See related exhibition: In Their Hands: Women Taking Ownership Of Peace

Joseph Rodriguez presents: Taxi Journey Through My Windows 1977-1987

Joseph Rodriguez discusses his experience photographing TAXI: Journey Through My Windows 1977–1987, a portrait of the gritty chaos and community of New York in the 1970s. The book is composed of photographs captured from the driver’s seat of documentary photographer (and cab driver) Joseph Rodriguez’s taxi—including scenes of night workers getting off their shifts, children jumping through the spray of open fire hydrants in the summer, and S&M partiers leaving clubs, zipped in leather, in the early hours of the morning.

See related exhibition: Taxi Journey Through My Windows 1977-1987

The Darkroom Masters presents: The Darkroom Masters Series

The DarkRoom Masters is bringing to light the skills of master photographers in their element. A multi-dimensional journey into the darkroom, Russell Frederick and Anderson Zaca showcase some of the biggest and most under-represented names in photography  and invite them  to discuss printmaking, their mission, social justice, current events, and how their images shape the world. 

National Geographic and Carnegie Hall’s Lullaby Project present: Living Lullabies and Heartwarming Songs from Carnegie Hall’s Lullaby Project

National Geographic Explorer and photographer Hannah Reyes Morales will discuss the inspiration behind her project, Living Lullabies, with beautiful illustrations and audio clips of lullabies from around the world.

Carnegie Hall’s Lullaby Project pairs pregnant women and new parents with professional artists to write and sing personal lullabies for their babies, supporting maternal health, aiding childhood development, and strengthening the bond between parent and child. In this intimate performance, talented teaching artists will perform original songs written by families and share insight into the songwriting process.

See related exhibition: Living Lullabies

Community Day: Park Safety

Please note that outside alcohol and glass bottles are prohibited on the lawn and throughout Brooklyn Bridge Park. We’re excited to bring back Smorgasburg once again to Photoville! For your food and drink options, including alcohol, please visit our Smorgusburg friends on the Promenade throughout the day. Outside food is permitted.

Please note there will be a bag check at the entrance to the lawn, where the nighttime programming takes place. This is to ensure the above policies and to maintain the beautiful outdoor space and safety of our attendees, so we can all enjoy the event together!

Please bring blankets.

Chairs (other than wheelchairs) are not allowed on the lawn.

Leave your furry friends at home, as dogs are not allowed on the lawn, per Brooklyn Bridge Park rules

Restrooms are available near the entrance of Pier 1.


Community Day: Covid-19 Safety

While we look forward to welcoming back our Photoville friends and supporters to our in-person Community Day event, our number one priority is health and safety.

We will be monitoring and adhering to the guidelines set out by New York City, State and the CDC. As the New York City area is experiencing an increase of Covid cases, mask-wearing is recommended when in close proximity to others, including in crowded outdoor settings, and regardless of vaccination status. We encourage everyone to wear a mask, maintain social distance when possible, and show respect  to fellow attendees.

If you or your family members attend any of our family activities, photo workshops or tours, we ask that everyone wears a mask.

At this time, no health screenings or proof of vaccination are in place to attend Photoville; however, we will be keeping up-to-date on any changes to City and State guidelines and ask for your patience with this ongoing situation.

In consideration of our attendees, staff and volunteers, we ask that if you are exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19, or have recently come into contact with someone who has COVID-19, please stay home.

In attending Photoville, you voluntarily assume the risks that apply to exposure to COVID-19. Thank you for protecting yourself, friends & family and the Photoville community by practicing adherence to guidelines and respecting the safety needs of others.

Speaker Bios

  • Joseph Rodriguez

    Joseph Rodriguez

    Joseph Rodríguez is a documentary photographer born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He studied photography at the School of Visual Arts and in the Photojournalism and Documentary Photography Program at the International Center of Photography.

    His work has been published by National Geographic, The New York Times Magazine, Mother Jones, Newsweek, New York Magazine, Esquire, Stern, BBC News, and New America Media. He has received awards and grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts, USC Annenberg Institute for Justice and Journalism, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Fund for Investigative Journalism, and others. He has authored eight books of photography, including East Side Stories: Gang Life in East Los Angeles, Juvenile, and Taxi: Journey Through My Windows 1977–1987, all published by powerHouse Books.

    Joseph is represented by Galerie Bene Taschen, Cologne, Germany. His work has been exhibited at Aperture Gallery; Reva and David Logan Gallery for Documentary Photography at the Graduate School of Journalism, Berkeley, CA; and the Bronx Documentary Center.

    He has been a visiting artist at many universities in the Americas and Europe and taught at New York University Tisch School of the Arts and The International Center of Photography.

  • My Projects Runway

    My Projects Runway

    Founded by Jayah Arnett, My Projects Runway is a storytelling platform that challenges the stereotypes of New York City housing residents. It highlights people, culture, trends, and deep history. People who live in public housing are often stereotyped and assigned to being single-parent families, welfare recipients, school dropouts, and criminals. While we do live in communities that have a lot of ups and downs, the ultimate goal and mission is to inspire and allow people to bring forth their own stories, dreams, and accomplishments. Follow at @my.projectsrunway.


  • Photoville


    Founded in 2011 in Brooklyn, NY, Photoville was built on the principles of addressing cultural equity and inclusion, which we are always striving for, by ensuring that the artists we exhibit are diverse in gender, class, and race.

    In pursuit of its mission, Photoville produces an annual, city-wide open air photography festival in New York City, a wide range of free educational community initiatives, and a nationwide program of public art exhibitions.

    By activating public spaces, amplifying visual storytellers, and creating unique and highly innovative exhibition and programming environments, we join the cause of nurturing a new lens of representation.

    Through creative partnerships with festivals, city agencies, and other nonprofit organizations, Photoville offers visual storytellers, educators, and students financial support, mentorship, and promotional & production resources, on a range of exhibition opportunities.

    For more information about Photoville visit,

  • The New York Times

    The New York Times

    Since 1851, the New York Times has been on the ground reporting stories from around the globe that no one else was telling. How we tell those stories has changed, but our mission to seek the truth and help people understand the world has remained constant.

  • The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

    The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

    The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem, one of The New York Public Library’s renowned research libraries, is a world-leading cultural institution devoted to the research, preservation, and exhibition of materials focused on African American, African Diaspora, and African experiences.

  • Abrons Arts Center

    Abrons Arts Center

    Abrons Arts Center is a home for contemporary interdisciplinary arts in Manhattan’s Lower East Side neighborhood. A core program of the Henry Street Settlement, Abrons believes that access to the arts is essential to a free and healthy society. Through performance presentations, exhibitions, education programs, and residencies, Abrons mobilizes communities with the transformative power of art.

  • Magnum Foundation

    Magnum Foundation

    Magnum Foundation expands creativity and diversity in visual storytelling, activating new audiences and ideas through the innovative use of images. Through grants, mentorship, and creative collaborations, we partner with socially engaged imagemakers exploring new models for storytelling. Since our founding in 2007 by members of the Magnum Photos cooperative, we have made more than 600 direct grants to visual storytellers from over 80 countries. To find out about upcoming exhibitions and events, learn about grant opportunities, or join our community of support, please visit

  • The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

    The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

    The Pulitzer Center’s mission is to champion the power of stories to make complex issues relevant and inspire action. Founded in 2006, the Center is an essential source of support for enterprise reporting in the United States and globally. The thousands of journalists and educators in our networks span more than 80 countries, and our work reaches tens of millions of people each year through our news-media partners. The journalism we support covers the world’s biggest challenges today, from the environment and global health to human rights and artificial intelligence.

  • Indigenous Photograph

    Indigenous Photograph

    Indigenous Photograph is a space to elevate the work of Indigenous visual journalists and bring balance to the way we tell stories about Indigenous people and spaces. Their mission is to support the media industry in hiring more Indigenous photographers to tell the stories of their communities, and to reflect on how we tell these stories.

    Indigenous Photograph’s global database is available to photo editors, creative directors, and those who routinely hire photographers. The electronic database of their members includes detailed information regarding geographical areas of expertise, languages spoken, and contact information.

  • UN Women

    UN Women

    UN Women is the United Nations entity dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. UN Women works to ensure that women and girls contribute to and have greater influence in building sustainable peace and resilience, and benefit equally from the prevention of natural disasters and conflicts and humanitarian action.

  • Henry Street Settlement

    Henry Street Settlement

    Henry Street Settlements Henry Street Settlement’s mission is to open doors of opportunity for Lower East Side residents and other New Yorkers through social services, arts, and health care programs. The organization is distinguished by its commitment to listening to and learning from our neighbors—and then acting to meet the most pressing needs of our community.

  • American Jewish World Service

    American Jewish World Service

    American Jewish World Service is the leading Jewish organization working to fight poverty and pursue justice in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean. AJWS supports over 500 social change organizations in 18 countries, all responding to the most pressing issues of our time—from disasters and genocides to the persecution of women, LGBTQI+ people and Indigenous communities, as well as ethnic and religious minorities—in an ongoing mission to build a more just and equitable world.

  • DPPA


    United Nations Department of Peace Operations The United Nations Department of Peace Operations (DPO) is dedicated to assisting the Member States and the Secretary-General in their efforts to maintain international peace and security, by providing political and executive direction to UN peacekeeping operations around the world and maintaining contact with the Security Council, troop and financial contributors, and parties to the conflict in the implementation of Security Council mandates.

  • United Nations Peacekeeping

    United Nations Peacekeeping

    United Nations Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs The United Nations Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (DPPA) plays a central role in United Nations efforts to prevent deadly conflict and build sustainable peace around the world, monitoring and assessing global political developments with an eye to detecting potential crises and devising effective responses.

  • National Geographic

    National Geographic

    Established in 1888, National Geographic is a trusted print and digital publication offering stories that illuminate, inspire, and reveal. Our mission is to foster a deeper understanding and appreciation of cultures, the sciences, and the natural world. We advance that mission by creating visually stunning, richly reported photojournalism and distinguished, impartial coverage of the globe’s most pressing issues. National Geographic (@natgeo) has more than 284 million followers.

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