Photoville

Featuring: Juliana Aronoff, Heaven Bekdas, Isabel Brown, Lillian Caballes, Anneliese Chrisbacher, Tori Dorch, James Finkelstein, Vaughn Hocky, Jehiel Kaganoff, Ian Kelco, Jonas Krumholtz, Rahul Mukherjee, Isha Nadkarni, Joshua Nazzaro, Maxwell Rafkin, Shrindi Rao, Josephine Senek, Alexander Seroussi, Matthew Sharp, Samuel Ubhaus, Lynn Johnson

Neurodiverse young people help us understand, through the language of imagery, how they see the world. The Limitless Project introduces us to students who participated in a photography workshop guided by VisionWorkshops at Celebrate the Children School in Denville, New Jersey, when Leica gave them the opportunity to use the Q2 camera.

In the hands of youth who live on the autism spectrum, a camera allows them to explore how they experience the world from the inside. The students were eager to share their vision, but many expressed how difficult it was for them to control their bodies while photographing. Their images challenge traditional aesthetic norms and encourage us to reconsider the value of photography as an act of discovery, from both sides of the camera. Lynn Johnson also documented these students at school and at home in black-and-white. Taken together, these images expand our understanding of the human story, and are an invitation to celebrate our humanity as limitless.

Organizations

  • Photoville

    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, www.photoville.com

  • 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.

    https://leicacamerausa.com/

The Limitless Project

 coming soon

Featuring: Various Artists

Curated by: Lynn Johnson Elizabeth Krist

Presented by: Presented by Photoville and Leica, with earlier support from VisionWorkshops
  • Photoville
  • Leica Camera

Supported by:

  • VisionWorkshops

Locations

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View Location Details Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza

1 Water St
Brooklyn, NY 11201

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Our thanks to Celebrate the Children School, Leica Camera USA, Kiran Karnani, Nicole Johnson, Kirsten Elstner, Stacy Gold, Rachel De Ruyter, and all the paraprofessionals and parents who made this workshop possible.

This website was made possible thanks to the generous support and partnership of Photowings