Sara Naomi Lewkowicz
This exhibition seeks to showcase outstanding personal projects by photographers worldwide—who also demonstrate the characteristics of leadership, dedication, commitment and interest in taking action by using their images to bring about awareness to a specific cause or situation in today’s world. Each project is the result of individual voices resonating worldwide. This projection celebrates emerging leaders in photography, who are part of the FotoVisura International community.
Moderators: Sam Barzilay Graham Letorney
Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 5 Uplands
Featuring: Andrea Gjestvang, Sara Naomi Lewkowicz, Poulomi Basu, Jashim Salam, Elizabeth D. Herman, Karolina Jonderko, Christopher Gregory, Jenn Ackerman, Fabian Weiss, Emer Gillespie, Nicolas Janowski, Alejandro Olivares, Alan Charlesworth, Diana Markosian, Aaron Vincent Elkaim, Florian Müller, Kiana Hayeri.
Serving as United Photo Industries’ Creative Director, Sam Barzilay is also the 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.