Sep 182021
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Stunts & Stills Photowalk

Capture movement while chasing light in an action-packed parkour photowalk with Brookyln-based photographer, Ben Franke.

Presenters: Ben Franke

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 1

Number 19 on the official photoville map

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Presented by:

  • Leica Camera

Complimentary Photowalk with Ben Franke

Capture movement while chasing light in an action-packed parkour photowalk with Brooklyn-based photographer, Ben Franke along with local athletes.



Complimentary Leica-on-Loan Program

Experience the photowalk through the lens of a Leica. A photo ID, credit card, and SD card are required to participate. Leica cameras and lenses are offered on a first-come, first-served basis at the Leica tent (entrance of Photoville). Arrive 15 minutes earlier to secure a loan. Limited to only 20 participants.

Registration for the photowalk is required.

Event Safety Guidelines

Please note, that we require everyone, regardless of their vaccination status, to wear a mask while participating in our Photoville Community Day workshops, tours and family activities. We reserve the right to ask anyone to leave if they are not wearing a mask, are not practicing a reasonable amount of social distancing or are conducting themselves in a way that puts other attendees’ safety and wellbeing in jeopardy.

For further information please refer to our FAQs and Safety Protocols 

Presenter Bios

  • Ben Franke

    Ben Franke

    Ben Franke is a New York-based photographer and director. Raised in Germany but living in New York since 2006, he’s photographed parkour athletes who have jumped over 17 ft roof gaps, ridden his bike on the FDR photographing bike riders, and worked with extreme pogo jumpers who can clear a 12 ft tall hurdle. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Wall St Journal, and The Red Bulletin and he has worked with companies including Red Bull, Kenneth Cole, and Samsung, among others.


  • Leica Camera

    Leica Camera

    Ignite your passion for photography with Leica Camera at Photoville

    Discover the allure of Leica photography at Photoville through curated photowalks complemented by a Leica on Loan program. From action photography to environmental portraiture, you’ll experience Leica photography and guidance by acclaimed Leica photographers. 

    Leica Camera is founded on a tradition of optical excellence and a conscious focus on the essentials of exquisite image making. For over a century, the brand has motivated visual storytelling through the quintessential union of craftsmanship, design and experience, providing essential tools that influence the art, culture and creation of photography. Photoville attendees can see this firsthand at the Leica Pavilion, which will showcase a one-of-a-kind photographic experience through a variety of interactive Leica activities designed to ignite your passion for photography.

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