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