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Youth Field Trip – Session 1

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Photoville Festival Education Field Trips are Back!

Presenters: Luvia Lazo Nolan Trowe Sumaya Agha

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park – Fulton Ferry Landing

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Presented by:

  • PhotoWings
  • NYC Media & Entertainment
  • Photoville

Photoville Festival Education Field Trips are Back!

It’s summertime vibes at #PhotovilleFestival’s 2022 Education Programming happening for free this June!

This session will include 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.

Educators and parents can choose from several session offerings:

SESSION 1: June 8 / 9:30am – 1:30pm
SESSION 2: June 8 / 3:30pm – 6:30pm
SESSION 3: June 10 / 9:30am – 1:30pm

A Picnic in the Park will be held after each session.
Pizza and water will be provided.

Presenter Bios

  • Luvia Lazo

    Luvia Lazo is a Zapotec photographer from Teotitlan del Valle, Oaxaca. Photography is her way of portraying the worlds to which she belongs. Her work aims to capture reality from the perspective of the contemporary Zapotec woman — creating a constellation of images through time and spaces in Oaxaca, documenting the generational gaps and the transformation of identities across ages. She is a recipient of the Jóvenes Creadores grant of the FONCA 2020 (National Fund for the Culture of the Arts, Mexico) and a 2021 grantee of Indigenous Photograph, supported by Photoville and Leica.

    Luvia Lazo es una fotografa zapoteca de Teotitlán del Valle, Oaxaca. La fotografía es su forma de retratar los mundos a los que pertenece. Su trabajo busca capturar y compartir la realidad desde la perspectiva de la mujer contemporánea, creando una constelación de imágenes a través del tiempo y espacio en Oaxaca, documentando las brechas generacionales y la transformación de la identidad a través del tiempo. Beneficiaría del programa de Jóvenes Creadores por el FONCA (Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes) en México y ganadora del premio inaugural Indigenous Photograph 2021 por photoville y Leica.

  • Nolan Trowe

    Nolan Trowe

    Nolan Trowe is interested in exploring the mystery of what it means to be a human being, more than any other thing.

    Trowe was born in Maryland in 1993 and raised in California. He is an American author whose work has focused on stories around disability. On June 21, 2016, he suffered a spinal cord injury at the L-1 level and was diagnosed with incomplete paraplegia.

    In 2019, he received an M.A. in Experimental Humanities and Social Engagement from New York University, where he focused on human rights, writing, and photography. In 2015, he received a B.A in Creative Writing from California State University, Long Beach.

    Trowe is a Magnum Foundation Fellow in the Photography and Social Justice program. He was a VII Photo Mentor Program photographer from 2019-2021. He has spoken about his work on NY1, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the University of Texas. In 2019, he was awarded first prize in the Getty Images Creative Bursary.

    He has published stories with New Mobilitythe New York Times Lens Blog, and the New York Times Exposures, as well as with various other international outlets and clients.

    Trowe is currently based in Long Beach, California. He teaches photography at Los Angeles City College in East Hollywood.

  • Sumaya Agha

    Sumaya Agha is an International Rescue Committee photo editor and a photographer based in Brooklyn, NY. Sumaya has spent over four years documenting the Syrian refugee crisis in Jordan and Europe. She is of Syrian descent with many aunts, uncles and cousins still living in Damascus.

    Her work has appeared in Huffington Post, BBC Focus on Africa, Forbes Africa,, New York Times, and she was a still photographer for the Academy Award winning film “The Fog of War.” She speaks Arabic conversationally and has lived in Syria, Liberia, and Jordan.


  • PhotoWings


    We’re honored to continue our partnership with Photoville for our 6th consecutive year, and to celebrate Photoville’s 11th 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!

    Be sure to check out all the Photoville Resources that have been supported in partnership with PhotoWings

    And for more information about PhotoWings, you can visit


  • NYC Media & Entertainment

    NYC Media & Entertainment

    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.

  • Photoville


    Photoville is a New York-based non-profit organization that works to promote a wider understanding and increased access to the art of photography and visual storytelling by producing a free annual festival, amplifying impactful narratives, and connecting artists to a wide global audience by activating accessible public spaces via large scale exhibitions.

    Proudly devoted to cultivating strategic partnerships and creative collaborations with community spirit, UPI approaches its mission of cultivating a wide, diverse audience for powerful photographic narratives by working closely with visual artists, city agencies, nonprofit organizations and educators worldwide to create new exhibition and public art opportunities that showcase thought-provoking, challenging, and exceptional photography. For more information about Photoville visit,

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