Jun 22024

Photoville Team Curated Tour

Put on your walking shoes and join the Photoville team on a curated tour of the Photoville Festival!

Presenters: Sam Barzilay Dave Shelley

Location: Photoville Information Booth

Presented by:

  • Photoville

Did you ever wish there was some photo-world superhero who would walk you around Photoville and show you their favorite work? Welcome back to our famous Photoville Guided Tours!

Our Photoville team members have curated a selection of exhibitions and will be sharing their personal perspectives with YOU! This is a rare opportunity to take a curated tour of Photoville, learn about the exhibited visual stories in Brooklyn Bridge Park and even meet a few of the artists along the way! So put on your walking shoes and join us for this special tour!

Presenter Bios

  • Sam Barzilay

    Sam Barzilay

    Sam Barzilay is the Creative Director and Co-Founder of Photoville. Prior to founding United Photo Industries and launching the United Photo Industries Gallery, he was the Director of the New York Photo Festival. In his dual capacity as curator and festival organizer, he has had the pleasure and privilege of curating photo exhibitions and lecturing on current trends in contemporary photography as far afield as China, Greece, USA, and Japan. He has served as juror, nominator, and reviewer for the Prix Pictet, Les Rencontres d’Arles, Houston FotoFest, and the New York Photo Awards, among others.

  • Dave Shelley

    Dave Shelley

    Dave Shelley, hailing from Detroit, Michigan is the co-creator of Photoville along with his partners Sam Barzilay and Laura Roumanos.

    Over the last 35 years, Dave has worked in all areas of the arts & entertainment industry as a Producer, Production Manager, Theater Manager, Director. A small sampling of events includes Stadium shows with The Rolling Stones, Films with Matthew Barney, Super Bowl events, Tribeca Film Festival, and a life-changing week assisting Professor Stephen Hawking to navigate New York City.

    As an actor, Dave performed with The Wooster Group Theater Company for many years, along with other theatrical plays, TV, and film projects.


  • 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,

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