The 2021 Photoville Festival Exhibitions will be announced later this Summer.

2020 Photoville Festival Exhibitions are no longer on view

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2019-2020 Visual Artist AIRspace Exhibition

Featuring: Elliott Jerome Brown Jr.

2019-2020 Visual Artist AIRspace residents Elliott Jerome Brown Jr., Arisleyda Dilone, Alicia Mersy, and Charisse Pearlina Weston, share work they developed during their residency period at Abrons Arts Center.

A Mother’s Eye

Featuring: Various Artists

A Mother’s Eye features photographs of children made by their mothers. Artists uncover the moments that become family memories, narratives of growing up.


Featuring: Various Artists

ABC(orona) is a family’s anecdotal and thoroughly un-researched guide to surviving the corona virus lockdown.

Asian Americans on Race and The Pandemic

Featuring: Haruka Sakaguchi

Ten New York-based Asian Americans reflect on racism during the coronavirus pandemic, and the need for equality.


Featuring: Various Artists

BLACKNESS IS seeks to highlight and challenge nuanced ideas of Black identity through the presentation of questions blended with landscape scenes of a desert, an environment known to be oppressive towards human life.

Brooklyn Bridge Park at 10: Transforming the Waterfront

Featuring: Various Artists

Brooklyn Bridge Park at 10 offers snapshots of the design, construction, and creation of this vibrant 85-acre ecological landscape–one of the largest and most significant public projects to be built in New York City in a generation.

Can We Talk?

Featuring: Gogy Esparza

Capturing the perspectives and experiences of inner-city, east coast, and Latinx-American lives and their rituals, Can We Talk? reflects on the romance and hyperbole embedded in everyday symbols.

Cheering on the Border

Featuring: Sara Naomi Lewkowicz

Cheering on the Border is a story of the border not as a boundary, but as a region, and how life in that region is experienced by a specific group of high school cheerleaders.

Climate Archive

Featuring: Suzette Bousema

Climate Archive by Suzette Bousema explores ancient ice cores from Antarctica and Greenland, as a visual representation and future prediction of climate change.

Constructing Equality

Featuring: Roshni Khatri

The trailblazing women photographed for this project are bringing change to the construction industry of New York. They are building the future of the construction trades.

DĂ­as Eternos: A Portrait of the Life of Female Prisoners in Venezuela

Featuring: Ana Maria Arevalo Gosen

In Venezuela, women in prison wait for years–under cramped and deplorable conditions–before moving on to trial to be judged. Will the women be able to return to society upon release? What do their conditions tell us about the state of Venezuelan society?

Die lewe is nie reg vir my nie (This life is not right for me)

Featuring: Farren van Wyk

Gangsterism in Schauderville was constructed during the apartheid era. Although apartheid is abolished, the trauma that emerged from years of oppression is still alive. This work exemplifies a humane representation of a community, trying not to let the past, nor the stereotypes, define them.

Donning and Doffing

Featuring: Rosem Morton

This exhibit provides a first person account of life as a nurse during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Duggal Presents its Annual Photo Contest: Capture The Moment

Featuring: Various Artists

Duggal Visual Solutions has been at the forefront of innovation in visual communication and multimedia solutions for more than half a century, partnering with clientele from the independent photographer to the world’s most recognized museums and galleries. Our annual Capture the Moment Photo Contest is held in honor of our late visionary founder, Baldev Duggal.


Featuring: Olga Ginzburg

A personal approach to street photography by Staten Island-based artist Olga Ginzburg.

Flamingo Bob

Featuring: Jasper Doest

Flamingo Bob is a celebrity on the Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao, where he acts as an emissary for conservation and protecting nature.


Featuring: Kennedi Carter

Kennedi Carter (b. 1998) explores ideas of Blackness related to wealth, power, respect, and belonging in her new series of photographs. Carter dressed friends and acquaintances in historically-inspired costumes that represent wealth and power.

Frontlines in Focus

Featuring: Various Artists

From Bangladeshi garment factories to Portland’s Black Lives Matter protests, from Algeria’s streets to Hong Kong’s universities, Frontlines in Focus highlights the uprisings shaking our world this year, and the independent image makers whose roles are especially vital, during this time of collective isolation.

Haiti to Hood

Featuring: Daveed Baptiste

By constructing sets of intimate living spaces, and positioning both Black and Haitian Americans in these re-imagined realities, Haiti To Hood examines the social dynamics within Haitian-American identity.

Healing Justice Practitioners

Featuring: Nina Robinson

Healing Justice Practitioners in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Here. Still.

Featuring: George Nobechi

A contemplative, inner journey of photographs, made from looking out of windows and seeking a sense of connection, longing for the warmth of humanity.

Home Away From Home

Featuring: Stephen Obisanya

The Alice Austen House fosters creative expression, explores personal identity, and educates and inspires the public through the interpretation of the photographs, life, and historic home of pioneering American photographer, Alice Austen (1866-1952).

I am Because We Are

Featuring: Ilvy Njiokiktjien

With a higher proportion of the Dutch population finding co-living as a solution to the rising cost of living, providing elder-care, living sustainably, and coping with loneliness, these alternative options have become more available, and diverse.

In Our Season of Discontent, Count It All Joy

Featuring: Various Artists

An exploration of the Black vernacular through archival photographs depicting gatherings, essential workers, pioneers, genius, and joy.

Journalists under fire: US Press Freedom Edition

Featuring: Carolyn Cole, Beth Nakamura, Lucas Jackson

Never before have journalists been more vilified as enemies of the people, or their work so readily dismissed and brushed away as fake news.

La Vida en Loisaida (Life on the Lower East Side)

Featuring: Destiny Mata

Taken between 2009 and 2020, La Vida en Loisaida (Life on the Lower East Side) amplifies the pride of longtime LES residents, in the wake of the neighborhood’s rapid and difficult changes.

Leica Women Foto Project

Featuring: Debi Cornwall, Yana Paskova, and Eva Woolridge

Explore works by the 2019 recipients of the inaugural Leica Women Foto Project award. The exhibiting artists are Debi Cornwall, Yana Paskova, and Eva Woolridge, whose work highlight today’s social and political climate observed through the female perspective.

Liam’s World

Featuring: Erin Lefevre

A photographer began photographing her brother to better understand him as a person on the autism spectrum. The project blossomed into a collaboration when he started to narrate his own story.

Love Does Not Have Borders, 2019 / El Amor No Tiene Fronteras 2019

Featuring: Various Artists

Love Does Not Have Borders is an artistic and political project of BordeAndo, a crochet and embroidery collective made up of immigrant women in Queens, New York. The project reflects on the injustice faced by immigrants enduring family separations along the U.S. border.

New York University Tisch School of the Arts Department of Photography & Imaging Class of 2020

Featuring: Various Artists

Selected works by the 23 graduating seniors from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts Photography & Imaging BFA class of 2020, addressing issues of climate change, identity, cultural heritage, borders, adoption, alienation, visuality, labor, and more.

Pandemic Class of 2020

Featuring: Elias Williams

New York City’s Spring 2020 graduates, from pre-k to medical school, talk about having their traditional commencement ceremonies altered and their experiences in quarantine, at the height of the coronavirus pandemic.

People of the Ferry 2020. Connection at a Time of Social Distancing

Featuring: Francesca Magnani

Portraits of people and scenes of social distancing on the NYC Ferry during the summer.

Photoville’s Emerging Artists to Watch

Featuring: Roy Baizan, Adrian Burrell, River Claure

Photoville’s Emerging Artists to Watch

Picking Up NYC

Featuring: Various Artists

Picking Up NYC offers a glimpse into the New York City Department of Sanitation’s rich history of heroism, inviting viewers to recognize the Sanitation workforce for their ceaseless efforts to keep New York City alive.

Places of Inspiration

Featuring: Andrea Hernandez Briceño, Michelle Groskopf, Shawn Theodore, Kiliii YĂŒyan

Places of Inspiration highlights photographic work created by four photographers, in places and spaces that are meaningful to the them in their creative and personal lives, which can often be one and the same.

Portrait of Grief

Featuring: Wayne Lawrence

Wayne Lawrence’s collaborative portraits of loss remove abstraction and remind us that every life lost during this pandemic is profound, and deeply personal.

Promises Written On The Ice, Left In The Sun

Featuring: Kiana Hayeri

The exhibit is an introduction and tribute to several women in Afghanistan, each of whom has achieved a level of recognition, and has paid a price for breaking from the crowd.


Featuring: Salvador Espinoza

Q100 was photographed by Salvador Espinoza during 2016. The only method of public transportation to and from Rikers Island, the Q100 bus originates in his hometown neighborhood of Long Island City.

Redefining Beauty

Featuring: Hannah Reyes Morales

Beauty standards are at once a celebration of femininity, and an agent of conformity. Around the world, technology and social media have put the power to define beauty in the hands of the people. We are in an expansive moment where everyone is beautiful.

Seeds of Resistance

Featuring: Pablo Albarenga

Portraits of traditional peoples of the Amazon, and their sacred territories.

Single Moms by Choice

Featuring: Jackie Molloy

Single Mothers by Choice documents four women as they struggle to get pregnant, navigate the adoption and foster-care systems, and juggle a new life with children—all on their own.

Sources of Self-Regard: Self-Portraits From Black Photographers Reflecting on America

Featuring: Various Artists

In early June, The New York Times asked more than two dozen Black photographers to create self-portraits, whatever that phrase meant to them. This collection of those photos presents an intimate perspective from artists who are motivated by their own reality.


Featuring: Various Artists

A showcase of recent work from the students of the Department of Photography/Advertising at Film-Television and Communication College of Shanghai Normal University.

Teaching Creativity: A Case for Art Education

Featuring: Various Artists

We wish to highlight the work of the New York City Department of Education arts educators. By exhibiting our student’s works, we hope to add to the conversation on education policy, and shout out that: ART EDUCATION IS A NECESSARY RIGHT FOR ALL STUDENTS!

The Far-reaching Fallout from COVID-19

Featuring: Various Artists

The world faces an unprecedented threat from COVID-19. It is more than a global health crisis–it is a socio-economic crisis which has exacerbated existing inequalities and created new inequalities that are hitting the most vulnerable people the hardest.

The Great Empty

Featuring: Various Artists

Over the course of a few days in March, The New York Times sent out dozens of photographers around the world to capture images of once-bustling public plazas, beaches, fairgrounds, and more. The photographs tell a similar story: emptiness proliferates like the virus.

The Journal: Women Photographers Respond to COVID-19

Featuring: Various Artists

The Journal is a collective, global project begun in March by more than 400 Women Photograph members in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the resulting lockdowns and quarantines.

The Lit List 2020: Photographers to Watch, Exhibit & Hire

Featuring: Various Artists

The Lit List—a merit-based list of 25 photographers to watch, exhibit, and hire—is committed to recognizing the outstanding work of womxn, non-binary, transgender or gender-expansive people of color, and artists, who have been otherwise under-supported or under-resourced, by the visual media industry.

The Museum of the Old Colony

Featuring: Pablo Delano

The Museum of the Old Colony is a conceptual art installation that examines the fraught relationship between the U.S., and its modern-day colony Puerto Rico, through the use of appropriated historical imagery and objects.

The Power Of Telling Your Own Story

Featuring: Various Artists

The Standing Strong Project is an ongoing, multi-media, and community-based project that aims to uplift Indigenous peoples in reclaiming their narrative by creating a safe space to make their own image.

Then & Now

Featuring: Various Artists

Thirteen photographers from around the world re-photograph a scene from their archive, juxtaposing images from the past with the tumultuous year of 2020. They explore the visual imprint left on us by COVID-19, systemic racism, and social upheaval worldwide.

Thesis, Interrupted

Featuring: Various Artists

Thesis, Interrupted explores the evolution of the School of Visual Arts Masters in Digital Photography class of 2020’s thesis projects, during the pandemic and subsequent quarantine.

Tokyo International Photography Competition 7th Edition Winner Showcase

Featuring: Various Artists

A showcase of the winners of the 7th Edition of the Tokyo International Photography Competition.

Trump Revolution: Climate Crisis

Featuring: Various Artists

Through photos, words, and multimedia, the Bronx Documentary Center exhibition, Trump Revolution: Climate Crisis, documents the current president’s overturning of decades of American environmental policy, and its profound effects on American society, and our planet at large.

Um-basax-bilua (Where They Make the Noise) 1904–2016, 2017

Featuring: Wendy Red Star

A visual record of found and personal photographs and cultural memorabilia, Wendy Red Star’s Um-basax-bilua (Where They Make the Noise) summarizes the century-long history of the Crow Fair, and examines the cultural shift from colonial forced assimilation to cultural reclamation.

Underwater Wildlife New York

Featuring: Keith Ellenbogen

An underwater photo journey of the amazing marine wildlife at home in the waters of New York.

VALUE: In terms of Iconography

Featuring: Mz. Icar featuring Erin Patrice O'Brien

The Mz. Icar collective and Erin Patrice O’Brien have teamed up to explore value in terms of iconography. Part archival study, part portrait series, this collection of remixed photographs celebrates Black women, and the value of representation.

We Are Present: Portraits from the Pandemic and the Uprising

Featuring: Laylah Amatullah Barrayn

We Are Present is an excerpt of portraits taken in New York and Minneapolis that documents the lived experiences of Black Americans during the double crisis of the pandemic, and the uprisings against injustice.

We, Women

Featuring: Various Artists

A preview of the traveling nationwide exhibit coming in 2021, We, Women presents the first cohort of women and non-binary artists examining critical issues across the U.S. through photo-based, community engagement projects that resist and interrogate social and political landscapes, while promoting empathy and unity.

Where Do We Go From Here?

Featuring: Kiana Hayeri, Meridith Kohut, and CĂ©sar RodrĂ­guez

When it is the photojournalist’s job to document the world’s news events? What happens when a new, deadly disease spreads across the world and threatens nearly everyone and everything—including the photographer? Chris Hondros Fund posed these two questions to three photojournalists: In 2020, what did you see, and where do we go from here?

Winners of 2020 ZEKE Award for Documentary Photography

Featuring: Various Artists

Last Wildest Places by Jason Houston, focuses on deforestation in the PurĂșs-Manu region in southeastern Peru. Cousins by Kristen Emack, is a poetic look at the photographer’s daughter and her three cousins, and their intimate involvement in each other’s lives.

Your Shot. Your Story.

Featuring: Various Artists

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