Exhibitions

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1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows

Featuring: Ai Weiwei
Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park - Pier 2
Presented by: Crown, a division of the Random House Publishing Group
In his widely anticipated memoir, "1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows," world-renowned artist and activist Ai Weiwei tells a century-long epic tale of China through the story of his own extraordinary life and the legacy of his father, while also illuminating his artistic process.

2021 ZEKE Award Winners

Featuring: Sofia Aldinio, Nicolò Filippo Rosso
Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park - Pier 3
Presented by: Social Documentary Network
These exhibits explore how climate change—among other factors including gang violence and lack of opportunity—uproot communities throughout Central America, forcing them to flee north for safety and security.

A Beautiful Ghetto

Featuring: Devin Allen
Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park - Pier 1
Presented by: Leica Camera USA
Devin Allen asks us to see beyond the violence and poverty that all too often defines the "ghetto."

A Compassionate Lens: Chris Hondros Fund, Ten Years On

Featuring: Chris Hondros
Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park - Uplands of Pier 5
Presented by: Chris Hondros Fund
Reflecting on 10 years since photojournalist Chris Hondros’s death, we asked the Chris Hondros Fund’s founders and awardees to select one of his photographs and share their thoughts about his prolific work—which continues to bring shared human experiences to light.

A New Beginning

Featuring: Cigdem Yuksel
Location: Old Fulton Road
Presented by: Melkweg Expo and Prospektor
with additional support from Dutch Culture USA
Who are you and who do you want to become? What if you had to reinvent yourself? In A New Beginning, photographer Cigdem Yuksel works with young people who, after their flight to the Netherlands, go in search of their (new) identity.

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Ambassadors: Stories from Around the World featuring Aundre Larrow & Luisa Dorr

Featuring: Aundre Larrow & Luisa Dorr
Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park - Pier 5
Presented by: Adobe
Explore stunning and compelling visual stories of love, resilience, joy, and humanity as told by our Lightroom Ambassadors.

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Ambassadors: Stories from Around the World Featuring Michael Aboya & Monaris

Featuring: Michael Aboya & Monaris
Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park - Empire Fulton Ferry Lawn
Presented by: Adobe
Explore stunning and compelling visual stories of love, resilience, joy, and humanity as told by our Lightroom Ambassadors.

An Incredible Freedom

Featuring: Various Artists
Location: East Side Community High School
Presented by: East Side Photo Program and Photoville in partnership with PhotoWings.
Recipient of the 2020 Photoville & PhotoWings Educator Exhibition Grant
Amidst the overwhelming circumstances of our time, what do these young photographers of New York City feel free enough to look closely at?

As We Are: Collaborative Portraits with Uganda’s Gulu Women with Disabilities Union

Featuring: Esther Ruth Mbabazi
Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park - Pier 2
Presented by: Magnum Foundation and American Jewish World Service
A series of collaborative portraits made with the Gulu Women with Disabilities Union (GUWODU) in Gulu, Uganda celebrating individuality and personal expression. From the custom-made outfits to the vibrant backdrops, the women guided every decision to best represent their individual stories and styles.

Been Seen

Featuring: Various Artists
Location: St. Nicholas Park – 132nd Street and 139th Street and St. Nicholas Ave
Presented by: The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Been Seen is an exploration of the Black photographer’s gaze on the everyday and spectacular life of Black people and spaces. The exhibition places in conversation the work of Harlem-based photographer Austin Hansen (1910-1996), with six contemporary photographers who explore identity, Black experiences, visual culture, and portraiture.

Boss Workers

Featuring: Various Artists
Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park - Pier 5
Presented by: Economic Hardship Reporting Project; Mother Jones
American work has gotten increasingly unstable. It’s no wonder an increasing number are drawn to a model of working that gives them back some power. Welcome to worker co-ops—businesses where the workers literally own the place. Now, they are springing up across the nation.

Bronx Life

Featuring: David Gonzalez
Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park - Pier 2
Presented by: Photoville in partnership with Peanut Press
Four decades of my Bronx life: street life from a native son who lived through the fires and came back to document it.

Community Heroes: Bedford-Stuyvesant and Crown Heights

Featuring: Various Artists
Location: St. Andrews Playground (1405 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11216) at Kingston & Atlantic and at Herkimer Ave & St. Andrews Place
Presented by: Photoville and Trellis, and proudly supported by Partnerships for Parks and PhotoWings.
Community Heroes is a community organizing and public art project celebrating the everyday heroes of our neighborhoods.

Community Heroes: Fort Greene

Featuring: Various Artists
Location: Fort Greene Park and Commodore Barry Park
Presented by: Photoville and Trellis, and proudly supported by Partnerships for Parks and PhotoWings.
Community Heroes is a community organizing and public art project celebrating the everyday heroes of our neighborhoods.

Community Matriarchs of NYCHA

Featuring: Portraits by Courtney Garvin; Video Work by Christopher Currence
Location: Abrons Art Center
Presented by: Abrons Arts Center and Photoville
Digital storytelling platform My Projects Runway celebrates women residents of Lower East Side public housing who have contributed to transformative change in our neighborhood with portraits from Courtney Garvin and a video work by Christopher Currence.

Congo in Conversation

Featuring: Various Artists
Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park - Pier 3
Presented by: Carmignac Photojournalism Award
Congo in Conversation is an innovative collaborative chronicle, presented by the Carmignac Photojournalism Award and Finbarr O’Reilly. It addresses the human, social, and ecological challenges that the Democratic Republic of Congo faces today.

dándoles sus flores (giving them their flowers)

Featuring: Various Artists
Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park - Pier 3 (temporarily relocated to the South side of Pier 3 until October 11)
Presented by: WOCArchive
giving them their flowers is a multimodal youth-led storytelling exhibit honoring matriarchs of color through collaged photographs and oral histories.

Dialogue with Plants

Featuring: Teo Belton, Florence Goupil
Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park - Pier 3
Presented by: The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
Dialogue with Plants documents the Shipibo-Konibo Indigenous people’s use of traditional plant-based medicine, while revealing the threats to the knowledge and use of the diverse flora as elders and Indigenous leaders face the COVID-19 pandemic.

Diaspora on the Frontlines

Featuring: Rosem Morton
Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park – Empire Fulton Ferry Park Area
Presented by: Photoville and the Friends of the Philippines Society USA
I am sharing the stories of Filipino nurses—a diaspora immensely affected by losses during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is my hope to share the lives behind the statistics and inform others on the colonial history that brought us here to America.

Essential, but No Guarantees

Featuring: Todd Heisler
Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park – Empire Fulton Ferry Park Area
Presented by: The New York Times
The service industry jobs that keep New York City’s heart ticking took a huge hit during the pandemic, leaving many people struggling. Meet some of those workers.

Eyewitness: Who Tells the Stories of Our Time?

Featuring: Eli Hiller; Sarahbeth Maney; Joana Toro
Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park - Pier 1
Presented by: Pulitzer Center and Diversify Photo
Eyewitness: Who Tells the Stories of Our Time? showcases the work of Eli Hiller, Sarahbeth Maney, and Joana Toro—recipients of the 2020 Eyewitness Photojournalism Grant, whose works center underreported stories across the United States.

Faces of Harlem

Featuring: Various Artists
Location: Harlem Historic Parks / Morningside Park, Marcus Garvey Park, Jackie Robinson, Park Ruckers Park
Presented by: Faces of Harlem in partnership with NYC Parks
Faces of Harlem is a photography exhibition celebrating the legacy of the Harlem Renaissance with 100 Harlem portraits.

Foreign Correspondent, Photographer, Storyteller: The Life and Legacy of Christopher Dickey

Photos by: Christopher Dickey
Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park - Pier 6
Presented by: Overseas Press Club of America and Chris Dickey Family
Christopher Dickey's pictures capture moments as though he is taking copious notes, wanting to freeze a point in time so as not to forget it.

FRIENDS, ART FOR HUMANITY: Reflections from Filipino American Frontline Healthcare Workers

Featuring: Rosem Morton
Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park – Empire Fulton Ferry Park Area
Presented by: Photoville and the Friends of the Philippines Society USA
Filipino healthcare workers are reflecting on the impactful moments of the last year, sharing their stories of pain, courage and resilience as frontline workers in New York City.

Give Her, Her Flowers

Featuring: Rachel Elise Thomas
Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park - Pier 3 Granite Terrace
Presented by: Photoville
Give Her, Her Flowers is a series of collages that revolve around honoring Black women—giving them their flowers while they’re still alive to enjoy them. Featured are advertisements of Black women from a Gold Medal Hair Products catalog (circa 1980s), paired with a variety of flowers from different advertisements.

Goodbye Salad Days: Kevin Faces Adulthood

Featuring: Traer Scott
Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park - Piers 1,2,3,5 & 6
Presented by: Photoville
Goodbye Salad Days: Kevin Faces Adulthood features handmade dioramas as the backdrop for hamster Kevin's humorous attempts to navigate a quarter life crisis. Dealing with dating, a dead-end job, his first gray hairs, and a blooming existential crisis, Kevin is stuck between youth and whatever comes next.

Here is Where We Shall Stay

Featuring: Pat Kane
Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park - Pier 1
Presented by: Indigenous Photograph
in partnership with Photoville and Leica Camera USA
Pat Kane's project Here is Where We Shall Stay focuses on how Dene people in the Northwest Territories of Northern Canada are moving towards meaningful self-determination by resetting the past atrocities of settler colonization.

Humans of Dementia

Featuring: Various Artists
Location: Old Fulton Road
Presented by: Humans of Dementia with additional support by AARP and FUJIFILM North America Corporation
HFC's storytelling contest, Humans of Dementia, engages high school and college students across the U.S. to profile someone they know with Alzheimer's disease, giving voice to young people impacted by the disease and bringing light to those battling the disease.

ICP at THE POINT: Picturing Sorrow and Joy

Featuring: Various Artists
Location: Baretto Point Park, Viele Ave, Bronx, NY 10474
Presented by: The International Center of Photography
ICP at THE POINT: Picturing Sorrow and Joy is an exhibition of photographs by students from the International Center of Photography's partnership with THE POINT CDC.

In a Sense

Featuring: Various Artists
Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park – Empire Fulton Ferry Park Area
Presented by: Parsons
In A Sense features the work of current MFA photography students from Parsons School of Design in New York City. It highlights various ways of seeing, representing, and creating within the medium of photography.

In Our Eyes

Featuring: Various Artists
Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park - Pier 3 (temporarily relocated to the South side of Pier 3 until October 11)
Presented by: Photoville and Stephen Decatur Middle School 35 Arts Department in partnership with PhotoWings.
Recipient of the 2021 Photoville & PhotoWings Educator Exhibition Grant
In Our Eyes highlights photography from New York City public middle school students who see the light in themselves and the world around them.

In Their Hands: Women Taking Ownership of Peace

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park - Pier 1
Presented by: The United Nations Department of Peace Operations, the United Nations Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs, and UN Women
Through the lens of local women photographers, we seek to elevate, amplify and increase the visibility of women's participation in—and their essential contributions to—peace and security.

Keeping Love Close: What Does Love Look Like? Asian and Asian-American Photographers Respond

Featuring: Various Artists
Location: Times Square - 42nd St & Broadway
Presented by: The New York Times
in partnership with Photoville and Times Square Arts
What does love look like in a time of anti-Asian hate? Asian and Asian-American photographers respond.

Kensington Cares এলাকার যত্নে কেন্সিংটন / Kensington Se Cuida

Photographed by: Anna and Jordan Rathkopf
Featuring: Kensington-WT Mutual Aid, Pakistani American Youth Society (PAYS), People in Need, Shahana Hanif, Thai Farm Kitchen Brooklyn
Location: Avenue C Plaza (at McDonald Ave and Avenue C in Kensington, Brooklyn)
Presented by: Arts & Democracy and Photoville as part of New York City Department of Transportation’s Temporary Arts Program.
When COVID-19 hit Kensington, people took care of one another. The Kensington Cares exhibit celebrates this collective movement on the Avenue C Plaza—a place of resilience and creativity.

Lakou NOU 2021

Featuring: Daveed Baptiste, Guerdley Cajus, AnJu Hyppolite
Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park - Fulton Ferry Landing
Presented by: Haiti Cultural Exchange
Lakou NOU features collaborative community-based art projects that explore what it means to be Haitian American—to belong to two cultures, two worlds—and to be Black in America while also staying true to your heritage.

LEGACY

Featuring: Various Artists
Location: Old Fulton Street and Prospect Street, DUMBO Brooklyn
Presented by: Lion's Tooth Project
LEGACY, a photo exhibit by Lion’s Tooth Project centering QTBIPOC youth’s collective wisdom, insight, and stories as they dream and re-imagine themselves as future ancestors.

Life-Line

Featuring: Laura Nova and Karina Aguilera Skvirsky
Location: The Clemente (LES)
Presented by: The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center Inc.
Life-Line is a series of 26 augmented full-bodied portraits with audible voices of multigenerational members—reflecting the diversity of the Lower East Side community that memorializes people waiting in line.

Living Lullabies

Featuring: Hannah Reyes Morales
Location: Washington Street
Presented by: National Geographic
Living Lullabies draws on multidisciplinary storytelling of families’ nighttime rituals to illuminate critical concerns for women and children. The project explores how issues at the top of global agendas affect and are reflected in stories at bedtime for children around the world.

Malikah: Building Power and Safety for Our Communities

Featuring: Zynab Cewalam
Location: Astoria Park - 19th St. & 24 Ave
Presented by: Malikah: Building Power and Safety for Our Communities was produced in partnership with Photoville and the Queens Museum’s Year of Uncertainty, a program that aims to strengthen connection among the museum, its communities, and constituents, exploring the new ways institutions can support individuals and the public navigating a world that is always and increasingly shifting.
Malikah: Building Power and Safety for Our Communities aims to capture the love, strength, and joy within our community as we collectively use self-defense and healing as a tool to build power and safety for all women.

Messages to Those We’ve Lost: 9/11 Memorial Railings

Featuring: Stephen Mallon
Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park - Pier 3
Presented by: NYC Department of Records and Information Services
Wooden railings from 9/11 commemoration events—covered in handwritten messages from victims' family members—have been photographed and transcribed by the NYC Department of Records and Information Services to preserve the messages as a memorial to those we've lost.

Michelle V. Agins: A Retrospective of a Pioneering New York Times Photographer

Featuring: Michelle V. Agins
Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park - Pier 1
Presented by: The New York Times
Michelle V. Agins has been a staff photographer for the New York Times for more than 30 years. This retrospective celebrates her work and her ongoing commitment to the photojournalism community.

Mystery Of the Disguised

Featuring: Koral Carballo
Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park - The Beach
Presented by: Photoville with additional support by the Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation
Mystery Of the Disguised is a visual exploration of the construction of an imaginary with the oral story of a town in Veracruz called Coyolillo, an Afro-Mexican community in the south of Mexico—reframing their history to one of freedom.

On My Block

Featuring: David 'Dee' Delgado
Location: Van Cortland Park
Presented by: Photoville
On My Block is a love letter to New York City from a native New Yorker. The project utilizes portraits and cityscapes to give the viewer a unique perspective of the city.

On Turning Ten: An i3 Family Album

Featuring: Various Artists
Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park - Pier 3
Presented by: The School of Visual Arts' Masters in Digital Photography and Calibrite
For 10 years, the SVA Masters in Digital Photography i3 Lecture Series has strived to be an open and inclusive forum for our industry. This anniversary exhibition celebrates our community with selected works from past speakers, and explores themes of family, love, and interconnectedness.

Paradise Lost & Found: Bushwick

Featuring: Meryl Meisler
Location: IS 291 schoolyard
Presented by: Photoville with additional support by the Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation in partnership with IS 291 School.
Paradise Lost & Found: Bushwick is an intimate journey through photographs captured by Meryl Meisler, an IS 291 art teacher. Taken during the tumultuous decade from 1981 to the early 1990s, Paradise is co-curated by IS 291 Principal Janice Ena Bruce. It is now installed on the schoolyard fence as an ode to Bushwick's past, present, and future.

Preventing Overdose Deaths: How to Save and Uplift Lives

Featuring: Graham MacIndoe and Susan Stellin
Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park - Pier 5
Presented by: Vital Strategies
Staff, volunteers, and participants at community-based health and social justice organizations in Connecticut, Michigan, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania share their ideas about how to reduce overdose deaths and improve the lives of people who have been harmed by punitive drug policies, discrimination, and poverty.

Prospect Park: My Oasis In Brooklyn

Featuring: Jamel Shabazz
Location: Prospect Park
Presented by: Prospect Park Alliance and Photoville
Across 41 years of photographing in Prospect Park, Jamel Shabazz has captured reunion picnics, musicians, races, dog walks, and so much more in the beloved park he calls his “Oasis in Brooklyn.”

Queens is Family

Featuring: Various Artists
Location: Culture Lab LIC
Presented by: Culture Lab LIC
This exhibition brings together a broad range of photographers from different neighborhoods, backgrounds and life experiences. It asks: what does family look like to you? How do we express and explore the deepest and most dependable relationships in our lives? How important are they to our own identity, and how do they define us? The answers are beautifully expressed here in this smorgasbord of life in the great borough of Queens.

Rebel Vision

Featuring: Various Artists
Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park
Presented by: Photoville with additional support by the Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation
Rebel Vision centers the work of Black female and non-binary photojournalists to chart the liberatory possibilities of using the documentary camera as a tool for anti-racism.

Reclaiming History

Featuring: Kris Graves
Location: Washington Street, DUMBO Brooklyn (off Plymouth Street)
Presented by: National Geographic
Monuments examine passive relics of America’s racist past in the Confederacy, the dynamic changing of these landscapes, and who will be honored now.

Rooted

Featuring: Jaida Grey Eagle
Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park - Pier 1
Presented by: Indigenous Photograph in partnership with Photoville and Leica Camera USA
Rooted is a series of images that uses cyanotype imaging of protests layered with plant silhouettes as an exploration of Indigenous identity—bearing witness while documenting the historic year the communities in Minnesota experienced in 2020.

Runa Kawsay: The Roots That Sustain Us

Featuring: Eli Farinango
Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park - Pier 1
Presented by: Indigenous Photograph in partnership with Photoville and Leica Camera USA
Runa Kawsay explores the nuances of Indigenous Kichwa identity from the personal experiences of the Kichwa community living in Turtle Island (North America).

Saved by Grace

Featuring: Nataki Hewling
Location: South Beach Promenade, 656 Father Capodanno Blvd, Staten Island
Presented by: Alice Austen House
Alice Austen House presents Saved by Grace, an ongoing project by Nataki Hewling documenting senior Black men. This visual story sends the message that our communities need Black male elders to nourish our ecosystems. We need to go the distance to protect their lives.

Secrets of the Whales

Featuring: Brian Skerry
Location: Washington Street, DUMBO Brooklyn (off Plymouth Street)
Presented by: National Geographic
Secrets of the Whales plunges viewers into the epicenter of whale culture, to experience the extraordinary communication skills and social structures of five whale species: orcas, humpbacks, belugas, narwhals, and sperm whales.

Self-Preservation

Featuring: Various Artists
Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park - Uplands of Pier 5
Presented by: Black Women Photographers
Black Women Photographers aims to disrupt the notion that it is difficult to discover and commission Black creatives. It is dedicated to providing a resource for the industry’s gatekeepers.

Signs of Your Identity

Featuring: Catherine Blackburn, Gregg Deal, Mo Thunder, and Daniella Zalcman
Location: Brookfield Place - The Winter Garden
Presented by: Arts Brookfield and Photoville
The exhibition, on view in the Winter Garden Gallery at Brookfield Place from September 20 – November 15, features portraits by Daniella Zalcman that show Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian survivors of the US government’s Indian Boarding School system and parallel American institutions.

Simple Moments of an Emerging Presence

Featuring: Irma Bohórquez-Geisler
Location: South Beach Promenade, 656 Father Capodanno Blvd, Staten Island
Presented by: Alice Austen House
The Alice Austen House presents New York City-based Mexican-American photographer Irma Bohórquez-Geisler's series documenting the daily life within the local Mexican-American and Mexican-immigrant communities from within New York City—with a focus on Staten Island.

Small Details

Featuring: Various Artists
Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park - Pier 3 (temporarily relocated to the South side of Pier 3 until October 11)
Presented by: Digital Arts and Cinema Technology High School and Photoville in partnership with PhotoWings.
Recipient of the 2021 Photoville & PhotoWings Educator Exhibition Grant
Created in community with students and teachers at Digital Arts and Cinema Technology High School, Small Details highlights acts of resistance and change through lens-based media. Each piece documents a “small detail” displaying moments and actions of change. Through exhibiting our complex world views, our hope is to uplift others to reflect on the many ways they can create change.

Stoop Stories: City Kids

Featuring: Marj Kleinman & Lara Weinberg
Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park - Pier 3 (temporarily relocated to the South side of Pier 3 until October 11)
Presented by: Stoop Stories™ and Photoville with additional support from the Brooklyn Children's Museum
Stoop Stories™ is a documentary storytelling platform designed to connect, support, and celebrate our New York City neighbors— especially those hardest hit by the pandemic and systemic inequities.

System Error

Featuring: Various Artists
Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park - Pier 3 (temporarily relocated to the South side of Pier 3 until October 11)
Presented by: The students of Voyages Preparatory High School and Photoville in partnership with PhotoWings.
Recipient of the 2021 Photoville & PhotoWings Educator Exhibition Grant
System Error highlights the work of important activists who are on the ground working to reform our prison systems. Our exhibit hopes to inspire others as it it did us—you do not need to be on the frontline or have a personal connection to bring change.

syzygy, the vision

Featuring: Lola Flash
Location: East River Esplanade (96th Street) – on view starting October 13, 2021
Presented by: Photoville & Friends of the East River Esplanade
In this self-portrait series entitled syzygy, the vision, Flash is observing the straight-line configuration of our pasts, presents, and futures. This multi-dimensional contemplation considers vast dimensions of intersectional disadvantages, cultural conflicts, and unsettling legacies.

Taking It To The Streets

Featuring: Various Artists
Location: Chelsea Park
Presented by: Street Riders NYC, Photoville, NYC Parks
In response to the rapid succession of police killings of Black Americans in the spring of 2020, a small group of concerned citizens in New York City channeled their outrage into activism—sparking the biggest reoccurring mass cyclist protests the world has ever seen.

Taxi Journey Through My Windows 1977-1987

Featuring: Joseph Rodriguez
Location: First Street Green Cultural Park
Presented by: Photoville with additional support by the Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation
TAXI: Journey Through My Windows 1977–1987 is a portrait of the gritty chaos and community of New York in the 1970s. The book is composed of photographs captured from the driver's seat of documentary photographer (and cab driver) Joseph Rodriguez’s taxi—including scenes of night workers getting off their shifts, children jumping through the spray of open fire hydrants in the summer, and S&M partiers leaving clubs, zipped in leather, in the early hours of the morning.

Teaching Creativity: Making Art in a Pandemic

Featuring: Various Artists
Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park - Pier 3 (temporarily relocated to the South side of Pier 3 until October 11)
Presented by: Photography teachers and students at the High School of Art and Design and the High School of Fashion Industries.
Teachers at two New York City public high schools share work made by their students during the pandemic. Students turned their lenses inward and made work exploring domestic life—sharing their photography with family and friends during this challenging school year.

Ten Years of War Through the Eyes of 16 Syrian Photographers

Featuring: Various Artists
Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park – Empire Fulton Ferry Park Area
Presented by: The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) coordinates the global emergency response to save lives and protect people in humanitarian crises.

The Atlantic’s Inheritance: A project about American history, Black life, and the resilience of memory

Featuring: Alanna Fields, Hannah Price, Donavon Smallwood, Akilah Townsend
Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park – Empire Fulton Ferry Park Area
Presented by: The Atlantic
The Atlantic’s Inheritance is an ongoing reporting project that endeavors to fill the blank pages of Black history: to piece together, through reporting and data, the crucial events and conversations that have been intentionally left out of America’s story.

The Four Elements

Featuring: Nadia Aly, Oded Balilty, realities:united, and Marcus Yam
Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park – Empire Fulton Ferry Park Area
Presented by: Visual Thinking Collective with additional support from Photoville and the Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation
The Four Elements from the Visual Thinking Collective showcases four bodies of work—the elements visually interpreted by: Nadia Aly (Water), selected by Lauren Steel; Oded Balilty (Earth), selected by Sarah Leen; realities:united (Air), selected by Shannon Simon; and Marcus Yam (Fire), selected by Elizabeth Krist.

The International Photo Festival Leiden presents: 15 talented photographers from Europe

Featuring: Various Artists
Location: Old Fulton Street and Prospect Street, DUMBO Brooklyn
Presented by: International Photo Festival Leiden, The Netherlands, 5th Edition 2021 with additional support from Dutch Culture USA
The International Photo Festival Leiden (IPFL) offers emerging European photographers a stage in the first phase of their professional career. The IPFL creates an international platform with a high visibility and advertising value. The photographers show their work and get into contact with a broad and international photography-loving audience.

The Last Chapter of War in Afghanistan

Featuring: Paula Bronstein
Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park – Empire Fulton Ferry Park Area
Presented by: Paula Bronstein
America may be ending the 20-year “endless war,” but the way it is leaving Afghanistan will certainly mean the start of another phase of fighting in this war-torn country.

The Last Dagestanese Tightrope Walkers

Featuring: Jérémie Jung
Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park – Empire Fulton Ferry Park Area
Presented by: Photoville and Jérémie Jung / Signatures
In the far reaches of Russia—from the high peaks of the Caucasus Mountain, to the Caspian sea shore—elders are passing down their high-wire skills in order to preserve a century-old decaying tightrope walking tradition.

The Luupe Presents: Food Visions

Featuring: Various Artists
Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park - Pier 5
Presented by: The Luupe
Visions of Food, curated by The Luupe, is an exhibition of women and non-binary photographers reimagining how we see and experience food.

The Makin’

Featuring: Sheila Pree Bright
Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park - Pier 1
Presented by: Leica Camera USA
Portraits of Black women outwardly expressing themselves through their Afro-futuristic fashion celebrating Black joy.

The Nature of Light

Featuring: Gale Wisdom
Location: Alice Austen House
Presented by: Alice Austen House
Alice Austen House presents Gale Wisdom, botanical photograms.

The People That Are Within These Frames: A Community Offers Self-Portraits

Featuring: Various Artists
Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park - Pier 3 (temporarily relocated to the South side of Pier 3 until October 11)
Presented by: Bronx Documentary Center
The Bronx Documentary Center's both senior and junior photo leagues were asked by the New York Times to make self-portraits; how they defined self-portrait was up to them. Their resulting images are an insight into who they are and what they've reflected on at home during the time of COVID-19.

The Port Authority of NY&NJ: Moving the Region for a Century

Featuring: Various Artists
Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park - Pier 6
Presented by: The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
A chronicle of the centennial of the Port Authority, including the creation of container shipping, the raising of a bridge to accommodate newer, larger ships, and the Port Authority’s continuing investment in port facilities that remain as vital for commerce today as they did 100 years ago.

These Years

Featuring: Various Artists
Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park - Pier 3
Presented by: School of Visual Arts, Division of Continuing Education
An exhibition of works by SVACE's transcultural and transgenerational community that address the global events of the last five years, in celebration of the fifth anniversary of our annual Art & Activism events series.

Through a Circular Lens

Featuring: Tiffany S. Bell, Paul Seibert, Ry Shorosky
Location: Empire Fulton Lawn – Empire Fulton Ferry Park Area
Presented by: MPB
From Los Angeles to New York City, this exhibition (shot on used photo kits) explores the connection between people and the world we live in—how the “take-make-waste” linear economy impacts that connection, and how nature can inspire us to shift towards circularity.

TransLatinxs y la Resiliencia contra COVID-19 // TransLatinx Resilience Against COVID-19

Featuring: Joana Toro
Location: Travers Park
Presented by: TransLatinx Resilience Against COVID-19 was produced in partnership with Photoville and the Queens Museum’s Year of Uncertainty, a program that aims to strengthen connection among the museum, its communities, and constituents, exploring new ways institutions can support individuals and the public navigating a world that is always and increasingly shifting.
TransLatinxs y la Resilencia Contra Covid-19 se produjo en asociación con Photoville y el Año de la Incertidumbre del Queens Museum, un programa que tiene como objetivo fortalecer la conexión entre el museo, sus comunidades y constituyentes, explorando nuevas formas en que las instituciones pueden apoyar a las personas y los públicos que navegan por un mundo que es siempre y cada vez más cambiante.
TransLatinx Resilience Against COVID-19 documents how the pandemic has impacted Colectivo Intercultural TRANSgrediendo, an organization founded by Lorena Borjas, and its community of transgender Latinx immigrants in Queens.
TransLatinxs y la Resilencia Contra Covid-19 documenta cómo la pandemia ha impactado al Colectivo Intercultural TRANSgrediendo, la organización fundada por Lorena Borjas, y su comunidad de inmigrantes latinx transgénero en Queens.

Unsettled

Featuring: Isabelle Pateer
Location: Old Fulton Road
Presented by: Photoville with additional support from Dutch Culture USA
UNSETTLED is a project on change. The project documents the effects of shifting environmental, ecological, political, and economical decisions on the environment and its society. Approached from the harbor expansion zone of Antwerp in Belgium, it portrays a topic of global relevance.

W. Eugene Smith Grant For Humanistic Photography, 2021 Finalists

Featuring: Various Artists
Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park - Pier 6
Presented by: W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund
The W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund is pleased to present a selection of work from the 10 2021 finalists in the 42nd annual W. Eugene Smith Grant for Humanistic Photography.

WEINDE

Featuring: Alexis Alleyne-Caputo
Location: Old Fulton Road
Presented by: Photoville
WEINDE is an iteration of Afro Diaries. It is a mixed-media collage series of photography reflective of African emancipation, flight, futuristic cities, travel, and spirituality.

Women in the Face of History

Featuring: Various Artists
Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park - Pier 2
Presented by: Department of Photography & Imaging and 370 Jay Project New York University
This exhibition helps us to think about the complicated history of suffrage in America—to engage with the complexities of historical narratives, enduring inequalities, and the contested meanings of citizenship and rights.

Women of Arctic Science

Featuring: Esther Horvath
Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park - Empire Fulton Ferry Lawn
Presented by: Photoville
Women of Arctic Science is a dedication and tribute to women who play an important role in Arctic research. These women have one thing in common: a care, concern, and love for this fragile environment.

Women on the Move

Featuring: Various Artists
Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park - Empire Fulton Ferry Lawn
Presented by: The Everyday Projects
From Singapore and Honduras to South Africa and Yemen, a team of eight Everyday Projects women photographers document how modern migration impacts women worldwide—highlighting how social, economic, political, and climate issues are pushing and pulling women from their homes.