Speakers: Oscar B. Castillo
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Artist talks at Photoville Festival 2023 were made possible in partnership with PhotoWings and the NYC Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment
Artist talk with photographer Oscar Castillo.
Our 2023 Photoville Education Day included field trips to our Photo Village 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.
Oscar B. Castillo is a Venezuelan documentary photographer and multimedia artist whose work focuses on social subjects that explore ideas of identity, the cycles of violence and political rupture and the initiatives for improvement generated by the affected communities, at the time that questions the structures of power and the photographic industry and the role we and our images can play in a deeper, more complex and more effective dialogue.
He has followed and developed personal projects, fellowships and assignments in many different parts of the world and have been exhibited widely. His work has been published by Le Monde, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Days Japan, The New Yorker, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, and TIME Magazine. His work was recognized by Picture of the Year Latin America in 2015 and with an Eugene Smith Fellowship in 2016. He is the recipient of three Magnum Foundation grants and was awarded the Tim Hetherington Special Award at the Eddie Adams Workshop. His Photobook “Esos Que Saben” is a finalist for the Aperture / Paris Photo Book Award and was selected by TIME Magazine in the Top 20 Photobooks of 2022.
Parallel to his photographic work he has developed a passion for teaching, being photography as well an important tool for education, inclusion and social improvement. As instructor and teacher he has taken part in participatory photographic workshops and formal educational programs in Colombia, Argentina, Guatemala, Mexico, Haiti, India and Venezuela amongst other places.
We’re honored to continue our partnership with Photoville for our 7th consecutive year, and to celebrate Photoville’s 12th edition! Each year Photoville provides so many rich, unique, and diverse experiences in and around photography–PhotoWings is thrilled to help enrich this community as Education Partners.
Our mission is to highlight and help facilitate the power of photography to influence the world. We help photography to be better understood, created, utilized, seen, and saved. We are dedicated to utilizing the power of photography to further deep thinking, communication, and action.
The PhotoWings Outreach Program and our extensive media archive have myriad educational applications and possibilities, including projects from partners that cross disciplines, generations, and cultures. We also create toolkits/curricula for replication, adaptation and/or inspiration.
PhotoWings has partnered to document the Photoville Talks for the past five years, to expand the ways the global community can be a part of these important dialogues. Explore the collection of Photoville Talks today!
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The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment’s mission is to support and strengthen New York City’s creative economy and make it accessible to all. In 2019, the creative industries accounted for more than 500,000 local jobs and have an economic impact of $150 billion annually. MOME comprises five divisions: the Film Office, which coordinates on location production throughout the five boroughs; NYC Media, the city’s official broadcast network and production group; the Office of Nightlife, which supports the city’s nighttime economy; the Press Credentials Office, which issues press cards; and Programs and Initiatives to advance industry and workforce development across NYC’s creative sectors.
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, www.photoville.com