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A Time To Laugh, A Time To Dance

Manhattan West
 on show

Five artists, bursting with new life, vibrant energy, and hope undimmed. They are united in their playful mixing of mediums, their bold use of color, their call to believe that magic is still all around us.

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Dynamic Relationships

Alice Austen House
 on show

Presented by The Alice Austen House and NYC Parks

Thomas Giarraffa tells stories with his photography, creating surreal environments to comment on his past and the world he inhabits.

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Etiolai

Alice Austen House
 on show

Presented by The Alice Austen House and NYC Parks

Samuel Partal makes photographs of the post-natural landscape. He lives and works in Staten Island, New York.

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Maiden Name

Alice Austen House
 on show

Presented by The Alice Austen House and NYC Parks

Having grown up on Staten Island, David Lê uses its urban fabric as a backdrop for his Maiden Name Spring-Summer 2022 lookbook.

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Senior Saviors

Grand Street Settlement Best
 on show

Presented by The Lower Eastside Girls Club and Photoville, in partnership with PhotoWings

Recipient of the 2022 Photoville & PhotoWings Educator Exhibition Grant

Senior Saviors showcases portraits that celebrate the spirit and legacy of our elders who are giving back to the Lower East Side community.

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Staten Island Photographers

Alice Austen House
 on show

Presented by The Alice Austen House and NYC Parks

A group exhibition of eight Staten Island-based photographers curated by the Alice Austen House.

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Street Errands

1 MetroTech
 on show

Presented by Brookfield Properties, in partnership with Photoville

KangHee Kim’s work takes the viewer to another world with her series of collaged photographs entitled Street Errands.

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Past Exhibitions: Brooklyn

A Deliberate Impression

Old Fulton Street and Prospect Street

Presented by Parsons School of Design and NYC Parks

A Deliberate Impression features the work of current MFA photography students from Parsons School of Design in New York City.

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A Matter of Time: Returning to Antarctica in the time of Covid

Winter Garden Gallery, Brookfield Place

Presented by Arts Brookfield, in partnership with Photoville

It was the longest night of the year here on the Weddell Sea. On the solstice, the sunset and sunrise happen side by side on the horizon — only two hours apart. The colors of the sunset merged into the colors of the sunrise. It felt surreal — the neon colors, the symmetry, and the pieces of ice — like a dream on a distant planet.

 

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A Place Where the Dream Lives

Washington Street and Prospect Street

Presented by National Geographic

In a nation with a history of racist housing policies, this community became an enduring exception — and a point of pride.

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A Women Photograph Grantee Retrospective

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 1

Presented by Women Photograph and Photoville

A retrospective of the work of 19 Women Photograph grantees from our first five years of supporting photographers in the continuation of their long-term projects.

 

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Adobe Lightroom Ambassador: Alixe Lay

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 1

Presented by Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Explore stunning and compelling visual stories — from the transitional spaces we use, to the shifting aesthetics of China — as told by our Lightroom Ambassadors.

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Adobe Lightroom Ambassador: Piyatat Primtongtrakul

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 1

Presented by Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Explore stunning and compelling visual stories — of healing, love, joy and humanity — as told by our Lightroom Ambassadors.

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Adobe Lightroom Ambassador: Tomás Karmelo Amaya

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 1

Presented by Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Explore stunning and compelling visual stories — of healing, love, joy and humanity — as told by our Lightroom Ambassadors.

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Adobe Lightroom Ambassador: Tristan Zhou

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 1

Presented by Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Explore stunning and compelling visual stories — from the transitional spaces we use, to the shifting aesthetics of China — as told by our Lightroom Ambassadors.

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Alone Together (An exploration of companionship in solitude)

Old Fulton Street and Prospect Street

Presented by Photoville and NYC Parks

If we have ourselves as company, are we ever truly alone?

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Antique Pink

Old Fulton Street and Prospect Street

Presented by The Open Mind Foundation, Photoville and NYC Parks, with additional support from the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York

Antique Pink is a tribute to LGBTQIA+ elderly. Thanks to the emancipation struggle of the generations before us, LGBTQIA+ people in the Netherlands are almost equal before the law. But that acquired freedom is fragile, and the progress made will not automatically endure.

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Arder la casa, on political violence, family and exile

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 1

Presented by Photoville

Arder la casa explores the contingencies of political violence in Colombia through Beltran’s family history — marked by her father’s exile in 2015. Intertwining archives, photographs, and videos narrate political fights in a territory where Catholicism, santería, bullfighting, mafia culture and politics collide.

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Ayiti: Beyond Darkness

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Empire Fulton Ferry Lawn

Presented by Haiti Cultural Exchange 

Featuring the talent of cutting-edge Haitian photographers across the island, this exhibition invites foreigners to experience internal conversations about Haitian culture and community.

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Black Baby Jesus was born in February

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 1

Presented by Photoville

A visual story about why the Afro-Colombian community of Quinamayó celebrates Christmas in February, expressing resistance through culture since their ancestors were enslaved people.

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Bronx Junior Photo League | Year-End Exhibition

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza

Presented by Bronx Documentary Center

The Bronx Documentary Center (BDC) is proud to present the work of our 11-to-18-year-old Bronx Junior Photo League (BJPL) students, all created during this past school year.

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care:work

Old Fulton Street and Prospect Street

Presented by care:work and NYC Parks

Care:work is a clear-eyed look at the diversity of work — the dignity, strength, and challenges confronting caregivers in our families, institutions, and communities.

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Down By The Water

Old Fulton Street and Prospect Street

Presented by The Ravestijn Gallery, Photoville and NYC Parks, with additional support from the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York

The longer I do not travel, the more I turn to the place where I live. I see how my environment takes care of me — how the baker and the greengrocer bring groceries to my doorstep every Saturday morning — how all kinds of people call this their town, their neighborhood, their home.

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Dreams on Hold

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 1

Presented by Photoville

Dreams on Hold is a collaborative project with families and kids living in a makeshift migrant camp at the Mexico-U.S. border who are hoping to cross into the U.S.

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Everybody Skate

LES Coleman Skate Park

Presented by Photovillle

Everybody Skate is a documentary photo project highlighting women and non-traditional skateboarders in New York City. Brooklyn-based photographer Lanna Apisukh began the project in 2018 — sharing stories of courage, camaraderie, and athleticism through this portrait of a small but growing community.

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Everything in Between: A Spectrum of Emerging Visions

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza

Presented by NYU Tisch Department of Photography and Imaging and Photoville, in partnership with PhotoWings

Recipient of the 2022 Photoville & PhotoWings Educator Exhibition Grant

Twelve high school photographers present unique perspectives and artistic approaches to stories about the environment, relationships, fashion, dreams, immigration, mental health, and more.

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For autistic youths entering adulthood, a new world of challenges awaits

Washington Street and Prospect Street

Presented by National Geographic

Finding work, love, and independence can be especially difficult for those on the spectrum.

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From Despair to Hope: Children Beyond Armed Conflict

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 1

Presented by Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict

Children are the most vulnerable during an armed conflict. The UN Children and Armed Conflict Mandate was created 25 years ago to better protect children from the ravages of war. This mandate is part of the driving force behind the exhibition From Despair to Hope: Children beyond Armed Conflict.

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FRONT PORCH PROJECT

South Beach Promenade

Presented by The Alice Austen House with Photoville and NYC Parks

During the beginning of the pandemic, a photography project across the country was born called the Front Porch Project. In early April 2020, Christine Kenworthy launched her own Front Porch Project in Staten Island.

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Hard Times are Fighting Times

Brooklyn Bridge Park – New Dock Street

Presented by Photoville

This project describes the legacy of my parents’ participation in radical leftist groups which sought to overthrow imperialism and capitalism through organizing and revolution.

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Healer: Experience the Healing Power of Dogs

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Dock Street

Presented by Photoville

Dogs are the medicine we need right now.

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Humans of Dementia

Old Fulton Street and Prospect Street

Humans of Dementia is a national storytelling contest hosted by HFC, a national non-profit, that focuses on care for families impacted by Alzheimer’s disease, activating the next generation of Alzheimer’s advocates, and being a leader in brain health research and education.

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ICP at THE POINT: Ready to Rise

Baretto Point Park

Presented by ICP at THE POINT

ICP at THE POINT: Ready to Rise is an exhibition of photographs by students and alumni from the International Center of Photography’s Community Partnership with THE POINT CDC.

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Identity At Play

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 2

Presented by Photoville

Identity At Play delves into the basketball culture in Indigenous communities in Oaxaca, Mexico.

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Identity Through Crises

Hudson Yards

Presented by The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and Indigenous Photograph, with additional support from the Hudson Yards Hell’s Kitchen Alliance

Identity Through Crises highlights the many aspects that shape our individual and collective identities — exploring the evolution of identity through global crises and conflict, and celebrating the resilience of the human spirit.

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In A Time of Panthers: Early Photographs

Brooklyn Bridge Park – New Dock Street

Presented by Henson Scales Productions, Clair Oliver Gallery, SPQR Editions, and Photoville

These images serve as a time capsule of sorts — not only of my adolescence and political awakening, but also of the country whose ongoing struggle with racial inequality, police brutality, and resistance is as urgent and timely as ever.

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KANITLOW

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 1

Presented by Indigenous Photograph, Photoville, and Leica Camera

There is a word in Zapotec used to name someone or something disappearing — when a close friend is not close anymore, when someone stops visiting as often as they do, when things transform and change, or when someone is going blind. This word, kanitlow, means “faces are getting lost,” or “disappearing.”

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Live Pridefully: Love and Resilience within Pandemics

Brooklyn Bridge Park – New Dock Street

Presented by Caribbean Equality Project and Queens Museum

Live Pridefully: Love and Resilience within Pandemics is an interdisciplinary exhibition presented by the Caribbean Equality Project. The exhibition celebrates queer and trans Caribbean resilience through a racial justice lens, while fostering critical conversations related to pride, migration, surviving colliding pandemics, and coming out narratives.

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Made in Land: Spoken Memories

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza

Presented by The 400 Years Project and Photoville

Indigenous artists Dakota Mace and Tahila Mintz engage alternative photographic processes and use soil, plants, water, and sun directly in the image-making process to tell stories about the past, present, and future of the land — stories that connect them to their ancestors, and to themselves.

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Mixed Identity: Hybrid Portraits

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 2

Presented by Riverdale Avenue Middle School and Photoville, in partnership with PhotoWings

Recipient of the 2022 Photoville & Photowings Educator Exhibition Grant

Expand students’ creativity.

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Nature Nurtures

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Empire Fulton Ferry Lawn

Presented by Visual Thinking Collective and Photoville

Nature Nurtures features the work of 12 photographers who have documented how nature inspires and sustains them, brings solace to others, and is a powerful antidote to the stresses of contemporary life.

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New York University Tisch School of the Arts Department of Photography & Imaging BFA Thesis Exhibition

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza

Presented by New York University Tisch School of the Arts Department of Photography & Imaging

The Department of Photography and Imaging (DPI) in the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University is a four-year B.F.A. program situated in New York City.

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NPPA’s 2022 Best of Photojournalism

Old Fulton Street and Prospect Street

Presented by The National Press Photographers Association

Selected winners of the 2022 Best of Photojournalism Contest.

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NYC: Cats, Couches, Parks & Pizza

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza

Presented by The School of Visual Arts — Masters in Digital Photography

NYC: Cats, Couches, Parks & Pizza represents a slice of New York City life that speaks of home, connections, and the culture of living in the city — looking at things that are obvious, but elements that are overlooked, or hidden, and worth exploring.

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Olmsted’s Enduring Gift

Litchfield Villa Lawn, Prospect Park

Presented by The New York Times

Additional Support by Prospect Park Alliance and NYC Parks

The man behind many of the nation’s beloved public spaces, Frederick Law Olmsted, was born 200 years ago. His creations are more essential to modern American life than ever.

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PORTRAITS OF THE PANDEMIC

Domino Park, Williamsburg

Presented by The Photographers of I.S. 318 in Brooklyn, New York and Photoville, in partnership with PhotoWings

The pandemic has changed the way we live and interact, as well as the way we see people, places, and things.

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Project 562: Changing The Way We See Native America

Times Square

Presented by Photoville and Time Square Arts, with additional support from the Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation

Created by Matika Wilbur, Project 562 is a multi-year national photography project dedicated to photographing over 562 federally-recognized tribes in what is currently called the United States, resulting in an unprecedented repository of imagery and oral histories which accurately portrays contemporary Native Americans.

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Puddles in my Head : (Our Emotions)

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza

Presented by Photoville, with additional support from the Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation

Puddles in my Head is about community, love, family, friends, pain, confusion, anger, joy, struggle, redemption, and how it all intertwines within the disabled community. It’s about our emotions.

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Reflections on Indigeneity in the Bronx

Van Cortland Park

Presented by The Bronx Women’s Photo Collective with Photoville and NYC Parks

The Bronx Women’s Photo Collective, a group of self-taught photographers, memorialize the story of their search for their Taíno roots through three original photography projects.

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Sanitation Museum Pop-up at Floyd Bennett Field

Floyd Bennett Field

Presented by Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy

The Sanitation Museum’s pop-up at Floyd Bennett Field celebrates the history of waste and sanitation in New York City through several themes: the displaced working-class community of Barren Island, the ongoing contributions of the Department of Sanitation, and the successful re-use of sanitary landfills around Jamaica Bay.

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Solastalgia

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza

Presented by The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

Solastalgia documents the relationship between people and their environments, focusing on the distress caused by a changing climate. It reveals the threats to our planet that affect us all — from Indigenous communities in the Amazon and alpaca farmers in Peru, to the Arctic and the United States.

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Sustainable Solutions to the Climate Crisis

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza

Presented by Social Documentary Network, ZEKE Magazine

These documentary exhibits explore sustainable solutions to the climate crisis: the Indigenous People’s Burn Network in the western United States; Nemo’s Garden in Italy — the world’s first underwater greenhouse; the African Women Rising’s Permagarden Program in Uganda, and others.

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The Brooklyn Connection

Lefferts House, Prospect Park

Presented by Photoville, Prospect Park Alliance and NYC Parks

Sponsored by MPB

All formulated by their connection to Brooklyn, each artist’s work is a beautiful well-mixed mosaic.

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The Creative Ambassadors Project

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Fulton Ferry Landing

Presented by Sharon Miller for Honeydark Studios and Photoville

The Creative Ambassadors Project is an impactful photo series showcasing underserved New York City youth in powerful editorial-style portraits based on their creative career aspirations.

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The Everyday Projects 2021 Grant Winners & Finalists

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 1

Presented by The Everyday Projects and Photoville

A sampling of images from the 2021 winners and finalists of the inaugural Everyday Projects Grant, which focuses on early-career photographers working in their own communities.

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The Hands that Make a Home

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 2

Presented by The International Rescue Committee

The Hands That Make a Home is a visual story about what happens when four refugees and a migrant rebuild home with the help of their new community.

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The Legacy of Korean “Comfort Women” and Their Continued Fight for Justice

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 2

Presented by Photoville

This work seeks to preserve the legacies and share the testimonies of Korean “comfort women,” a euphemism for women (mostly teenagers at the time) who were forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II.

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The Rocketgirl Chronicles (Astoria)

Astoria Park

Presented by Photoville

The Rocketgirl Chronicles is an unintended photography project born during Melbourne’s sixth lockdown, documenting how one child’s imagination helped discover many small worlds around us, while the big world was shut down under the pandemic restrictions.

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The Rocketgirl Chronicles (Brooklyn Bridge Park)

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Dock Street

Presented by Photoville

The Rocketgirl Chronicles is an unintended photography project born during Melbourne’s sixth lockdown, documenting how one child’s imagination helped discover many small worlds around us, while the big world was shut down under the pandemic restrictions.

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The urgent need to protect the Serengeti’s intricate web of life

Washington Street and Prospect Street

Presented by National Geographic

The vast and varied ecosystem of thousands of plant and animal species is a place of astonishing resilience — but it needs the support of Kenyans and Tanzanians to survive.

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Throned by Tiffany Smith

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 1

Presented by The Division of Continuing Education at the School of Visual Arts

SVACE is pleased to present Throned, a solo exhibition by SVACE and SVA MFA Photography and Related Media alumna Tiffany Smith, featuring a selection of photographs taken from the artist’s ongoing series which showcases a variety of portraits portraying community members.

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Ukraine Under Attack: Documenting the Russian Invasion

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 2

Presented by The New York Times

New York Times photographers in Ukraine have captured the horrors of war.

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Un Verano en Queens / A Summer in Queens

Travers Park

Presented by Back to the Lab and Photoville, in partnership with PhotoWings

Recipient of the 2022 Photoville & PhotoWings Educator Exhibition Grant

During the summer of 2021, teenage students from the Jackson Heights and Elmhurst areas participated in a two-week intensive beginner photography workshop facilitated by Back to the Lab, a local photography organization.

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We Were Beautiful Then, Too: Late 19th Century African American Cabinet Cards

St. Nicholas Park – 132nd Street and 139th Street

Presented by The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

This exhibition highlights a selection of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture’s holdings in 19th century portraits of African Americans.

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What Is a Healthy Neighborhood? Youth Data Stories from the Bronx

Santa Maria School

Presented by The Eighth Grade Class of Santa Maria School (Class of 2022) and Photoville, in partnership with PhotoWings

Recipient of the 2022 Photoville & PhotoWings Educator Exhibition Grant

In this month-long project, eighth grade students created photo essays — combining art and data — to investigate the question: “What is a healthy place, and why should people care?”

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Whats it Like

South Beach Promenade

Presented by The Alice Austen House with Photoville and NYC Parks

The Alice Austen House presents Staten Island photographer Jahtiek Long’s photography, showcasing the places and experiences that may be at times overlooked, but deserving of representation and the opportunity to be a part of the narrative of Staten Island, New York.

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Where Do I Go? (Lawen Ruh لوين روح)

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 1

Presented by Leica Women Foto Project

Despite the dire situation in Lebanon, I found hope and inspiration in the young generation of women. I found myself in awe of them — their creativity, strength, beauty, and resilience. I felt a sense of urgency in collaborating with them to tell their story — our collective story.

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Where the Birds Never Sing

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza

Presented by Magnum Foundation

Where the Birds Never Sing reenacts the memories of survivors from the 1979 Marichjhapi massacre in Sundarbans, West Bengal, India, weaving together perspectives on a painful history that faces slow erasure from collective memory.

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