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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The first woman was sworn into Congress in 1917, 128 years after the first U.S. Congress convened. One hundred and two years later, one has become 131—the number of women serving in both chambers of the 116th Congress.
The eight photographers in See, Be Seen address their interpretation of the city they live in. The images do not simply represent views of the city, they aim to offer deeper insights of their city: the scene, the history, the people, and the imagination.
Segregation and the City is a photojournalism project that examines the lasting impacts of redlining and segregation across different zip codes in NYC, and lifts up the work of those working to end it.
Shot in the mid-to-late 80s, Joseph Rodríguez’s photographs bring us into the core of Spanish Harlem, capturing the spirit of a people that survive despite the ravages of poverty, and more recently, the threat of gentrification and displacement.
A Family in Transition is a photographic essay documenting the lives of Tanner, a transgender male, and his partner David, as they grapple with Tanner’s unexpected pregnancy, the birth of their daughter Paetyn, and their life together as new parents.
Stories for the Arctic Refuge explores the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge along with the hundreds of species that depend on it, as well as the Gwich’in and Iñupiat people who rely on it to live, and the big industries that threatens its existence.
The Cult of Souls is an ongoing long-term documentary photography project about rural celebrations, and the range of activities offered to visitors. The work is a visual narration of the events that are simultaneously mundane and extraordinary.
In this sweeping investigation of a global industry, writer Natasha Daly and photographer Kirsten Luce went behind the scenes of wildlife-encounter tourism, revealing the quiet suffering many animals endure in the name of entertainment.
In 1994, twenty five years ago, Nelson Mandela became South Africa’s first black president and his nation was a free country. The children born around that time are now young adults: the born-free generation for whom racial segregation is a thing of the past. But how free are they now?
The BDC’s Bronx Junior Photo League (BJPL) spent the 2017-2018 school year interviewing and photographing Bronx activists from the ’70s and today, who originally started, and continue to be community leaders on issues such as: public housing conditions, gun violence, public safety and more.
The Last Season I & II by Harmen Meinsma focuses on the cultural diversity of Rotterdam-West (NL) and the inhabitants of the campsite Hoek van Holland (NL) by selecting extraordinary personalities that he meets on the streets and photographing them using exaggerated styling and glamorous lighting. It’s a celebration of being older, different, and of not being afraid to stand out in a crowd.
Los Caminantes by Felipe Jácome, explores the causes and consequences of the Venezuelan crisis through a series of silver emulsion prints of the country’s exodus, transferred onto the country’s now-defunct currency.
This ongoing project explores the representation of women and African spirituality: as guardians of ancestral African practices, as a method of cultural preservation, and to challenge the cultural resistance of the diaspora in the Ecuadorian territory.
The Place Where Clouds Are Formed combines poetry, critical text, and photography to investigate the intersection of religion and migration in the borderlands of Arizona and Sonora, the ancestral land of the Tohono O’odham.
The Players’ Tribune is reimagining the world of sports and culture through the player’s point of view. Photographers from The Players’ Tribune work together with athletes to create intimate and evocative narratives that reveal the true depth of their stories.
In this exhibition, Roger Fishman shows the raw power and exquisite, abstract beauty of water, through aerial photos and video from Greenland and Iceland, with the goal of engaging the public in a discussion on how each of us can transform ourselves, and the world we live in, for the betterment of all.
At risk daily of having their homes demolished, left with no water, electricity, or any other basic services, four courageous Arab-Bedouin women have documented their lives, as the State of Israel forced them and their families–who are Israeli citizens, to say goodbye to everything they call home.
Our exhibition aims to highlight the importance of land existing for its own sake through a series of diptychs that pairs sweeping video of so-called useless stretches of wilderness with actors voicing first-hand accounts from the people speaking about the importance of these resources.
Homage and immersion into the power of documentary photography, From Tragedy to Light, 30 Years of The Alexia, is a compendium of the powerful history of The Alexia Grant, and its quest to support photojournalism that drives change.
Via Baltic is a contemporary photography and film collaboration created by artists from Estonia and Mexico, and is inspired by The Baltic Way, when 2.5 million people held hands on 23 August 1989 in peaceful protest of the Soviet Union.
Get It and Come Back is an ongoing series of expanding representations of the Caribbean-American experience. Kierra Branker creates images that parallel her shared experience of heritage in a distant homeland.
An eclectic collection of film still photography, selected and submitted by members of the Society of Motion Picture Still Photographers, to show audiences the rarely seen, art and craft of film set photography.
Walk This Way takes us on a 30+ year visual exploration of April Walker’s rich history and fashion journey. From Walker’s roots in Brooklyn, to her trailblazing Walker Wear fashion brand, to her agility as an entrepreneur, Walk This Way cements history with iconic moments in time.
Meet the Waterkeeper Warriors who are fighting horrific acts of pollution and environmental injustice to protect every person’s right to clean water. Photographed by twenty Culture Trip photographers around the globe, with stories told by notable voices.
The life and work of a select number of visual journalists who have been killed in the line of duty, as well as those who are currently under threat for delivering the news we too often take for granted.
LAMBA is an ongoing photography project by Miora Rajaonary intended to show how the lamba, a traditional Malagasy garment, serves as a symbol of the island’s cultural heritage, pride, and a form of empowerment for Malagasy people.
Toby Binder and Rory Doyle are first place winners of the ZEKE Award for Documentary Photography, a new honor presented by the Social Documentary Network. Sponsors include Digital Silver Imaging, Canson-Infinity, and Leica.
In South Sudan, where years of conflict and poverty has forced families to marry off young daughters in order to survive, Oxfam worked with young women in Nyal, South Sudan to document their challenges, hopes, and dreams for the future looking through the lens of a camera.
The exhibit is focused on dismantling stereotypical Native American coverage in the mainstream media with diverse images that present a contemporary viewpoint of what Native America looks like in 2019.
As part of the OPEN DOORS arts and justice initiative, the Reality Poets are men who have been harmed by gun violence using storytelling, hip-hop, and the spoken word, challenging their audiences to combat the injustice that breeds violence in New York City neighborhoods.
Through rarely published photographs from The New York Times’s archive, viewers can travel back in time to experience the streets and buildings of Photoville’s neighborhood, before becoming the DUMBO we see and experience today.
In the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, the Chicago neighborhood of Pilsen saw its cultural peak as a mecca for Mexican-American immigrants in the Midwest. The 2.76-square-mile community has seen rapid development, study shows.
Ramrakha’s iconic images defied stereotype, censorship and editorial demand, capturing key moments from segregated colonial oppression in his home in Kenya, and tying those to moments of black struggle and surprising solidarities in the US in the 1960s.
REFUGEE was originally conceived and exhibited at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles. The exhibit explores the lives of refugees from a host of diverse populations dispersed and displaced throughout the world. REFUGEE offers visitors insight into the plight of refugees, including their efforts to survive, their needs, their dreams, and their hopes for a better future.
Following wars and the occupation of many areas of the country by ISIL, Iraq is littered with explosive devices, including thousands of IEDs. Major population centers and small villages are unsafe for the people returning home.
Students graduating from the Photography and the Digital Image Bachelor of Fine Arts program at the Fashion Institute of Technology exhibited their senior thesis projects in a group-curated show on the school’s campus in May, 2018, as part of the annual School of Art and Design Graduating Student Exhibition. “Untitled Folder” was a collective showcase of individual long-term projects that directly reflect the photographic techniques and styles developed during the students’ years at FIT.
On April 24, 2013, more than 1,000 lives were taken in the Rana Plaza Collapse. While history remembers this tragic event as the deadliest garment factory accident, activist and photographer Taslima Akhter reveals a story of dreams crushed by structural murder.
The students’ work exhibited here centers around telling a story (HSFI) and selling an idea (Art & Design). Students who were juniors and seniors during the 2017-2018 school year will be present to show their work and discuss their relationships with their teachers and fellow students.
Blue Earth Alliance believes visual storytelling inspires positive change. We provide fiscal sponsorship and other assistance to documentary photographers and filmmakers whose projects highlight critical environmental and social issues around the world.
“The Evolution of Visual Culture” reveals how popular visual topics and styles are not created in a vacuum but instead are related to specific cultural and societal developments while also tracing their roots to previous photographic styles.
In 2000, Lynn Johnson began documenting the places where extreme acts of violence took place in the United States for her Master’s degree thesis at the School of Visual Communication at Ohio University.
This exhibition was curated from the winners of the inaugural LIT LIST, a list created by the Authority Collective, in partnership with Diversify.Photo, to highlight 30 talented photographers of color and other underrepresented identities.
Mo dreams of building the world’s fastest car, putting the top down and feeling the wind press back the features of his face as he enters warp speed. He dreams of freedom. When he grows up, he also wants to become a doctor, because doctors make lots of money and save lives.
This is a story about two people who have chosen to see their cancer diagnosis as a gift. Despite the physical and mental battle of coping with treatment and the side effects of chemo, Shirley and Tato have decided to use this time to ‘live’ with cancer instead of ‘dying’ from it.
For the last eight years, through our collaborative project, Geolocation, we have used publicly available GPS information embedded in Twitter updates to track the locations of user posts and follow them to make photographs that mark the location in the real world. In the photographs, the text of a rapid-fire tweet is married with the image of the solitary location.
“#selfie” examines how image sharing and the Internet have changed the role of photography in the digital age. The process of creating and disseminating imagery has fundamentally changed in the new context provided by digital photography, smartphones and more recently the ‘selfie’.
“The Oldest Colony” is a meditation on the Puerto Rican identity as a product of the island’s political relationship with the United States as an unincorporated territory, and now as it morphs with the economic crisis and hurricane Maria’s aftermath.
64,000 people died of drug overdoses in 2016. That number eclipses the highest previous year by more than 20%, accounting for more than 175 deaths each day. To understand the magnitude of this number, it exceeds deaths attributed to firearms and car accidents —combined.
“A Way Home” brings to light the ways in which communities across the globe define ‘home’. Through a compassionate and telling lens, these photojournalists examine the effects that migration, conflict, political strife and humanitarian crises inflict on individuals’ concepts of home.
This exhibition takes the altar out of its religious context and interrogates photography as a practice containing the same attributes as altars. The images presented in this exhibition examines several religious traditions that have originated in and/or practiced on the African continent and throughout the world.
Photographers from The Players’ Tribune focus their lenses on athletes off the field, after the buzzer, and away from the crowds; showcasing portraits of athletes of all sports from around the world, showing who they really are.
This exhibition was curated from submissions by our ASMP member base in New York. Our theme this year is “Hope” and includes the vast variety of creative interpretations which celebrates the talent of our members.
In this photography series, we are excited to share the work of the young women photographers from Las Fotos Project in Los Angeles, California, and of A VOICE (Art Vision & Outreach In Community Education) from the Two Eagle River School on the Flathead Reservation in Montana.
In recent years Mexico has become one of the most dangerous places in the world for journalists, with levels of violence unmatched by any country in the Western Hemisphere. Attacks and threats against journalists and photojournalists are a daily occurrence and assassinations are routine.
The word Ayacucho comes from Quechua AYA (dead, corpse) and CUCHO (corner), meaning “the corner of the dead”. The last two decades of the 20th century were one of the most tragic moments for the city of Ayacucho and the history of Peru.
At the juncture of San Diego, California; and Tijuana, Mexico, the border wall’s rusting steel bars plunge into the sand, extending 300 feet into the Pacific Ocean, and casting a long and conflicting shadow.
More than 30 young filmmakers and storytelling enthusiasts created their own independent stories that documented their lives, experiences, and hopes during the largest refugee crisis and displacement since WWII.
Marine photojournalists tell the Marine Corps story to the American public, reporting from a frozen reservoir in Korea, in sweltering jungles in Vietnam, Desert Storm, Iraq, Afghanistan and anywhere that battles must be won.
Saving Mothers presents a series of photographs from a community in Northern Kenya where women suffer disproportionately from poor access to health services, discrimination, and at times, victimization by harmful traditions.
The Department of Photography & Imaging at NYU Tisch School of the Arts, in collaboration with United Photo Industries and For Freedoms’ 50 State Initiative, presents “cit.i.zen.ship: reflections on rights by teen photographers” with photographs, collages, and videos by high school students from across the U.S. that speak directly to the current moment that students, educators, and artists alike are experiencing and responding to.
As a special correspondent for Getty Images, I have spent much of the last decade photographing issues of undocumented immigration to the United States from Central America and Mexico. I’ve taken a broad approach, focusing on asylum seekers fleeing violence, migrants searching for economic opportunity, and the federal government’s response to pursue, detain, and deport them. Throughout, I have tried to humanize this story.
In “Voyage à Dakar” Dutch photographer Judith Quax and her Dutch-Senegalese son, Noah, travel over land in the opposite direction of the migratory flow from Amsterdam to Dakar in Senegal: the land of Noah’s father and his Senegalese family.
This exhibit highlights the role of photography in creating public narratives of life struggles and social movements in Chiapas, Mexico. It builds on the media awareness generated by the Zapatista indigenous rebellion of 1994. Since then, social and political conflicts have led to displacement and confrontation, often generating multiple narratives of these events.
From the surprising fate of China’s shrinking cities, to the quiet resilience of young migrant women, this exhibition features long-term projects by Chinese visual storytellers, who examine a country that is constantly adapting and redefining itself.
Don Hogan Charles was the first black photographer to be hired by The New York Times, in 1964. In his more than four devades at The Times, Don photographed politicians, celebrities, fashion, food and everyday life in New York City. But he may be best remembered for the work that earne him early acclaim: his photographs of key moments and figures of the civil rights era.
In presentations of historical photographs from Africa, Uganda was—until recently—only mentioned in relation to photographs produced by non-Ugandans or members of the Ugandan diaspora. The first three books in the Ebifananyi series change this status quo by presenting photographs produced by Deo Kyakulagira (1940-2000), Musa Katuramu (1916-1983) and Elly Rwakoma (ca.1938).
The goal of this exhibition is to highlight the work and personal visions of the emerging street photographers in The New York City Street Photography Collective, while simultaneously providing viewers with a glimpse of candid, unaltered scenes of life in New York City as it happens every day.
FAYN is a collaborative photography magazine produced by the New York Film Academy Photography Department. The magazine features students, faculty, and alumni whose work explores contemporary concepts in art and culture.
Over the course of 2018, and into 2019, Topic Studios has commissioned 50 artists from across the United States to explore and showcase the diversity of contemporary life in America. Federal Project No. 2 will consist of artistic pairings, where we ask world-class photographers, visual artists, musicians, etcetera, to pick a work from the vast WPA archives that speaks to them, and then make new work in response to it.
CatchLight’s inaugural “Focal Points” exhibition features work from the 2017 CatchLight fellows, Tomas Van Houtryve, Sarah Blesener, and Brian L. Frank who were each paired with a media partner — the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting, The Center for Investigative Reporting, and the Marshall Project, respectively.
This exhibition showcases the work of African visual storytellers selected from the African Photojournalism Database (APJD). At the core of the APJD is the mission to celebrate refreshing and diverse stories told by photographers often overlooked by the global media industry—stories that are not widely seen in the current, exclusive media landscape.
I initiated “The New Americans” project to explore the new immigrant experience — people that decided to come to the USA from the 1960s onward. They portray the bravery it takes to pick up and leave one’s homeland no matter what period of time.
Some projects we choose, and others choose us. “Grandma Techno Checks In” tells the story of three weeks in early 2018 when I was hospitalized for flu-related problems exacerbated by the chronic progressive MS I have lived with since 1988.
“Her Take: (Re)Thinking Masculinity” is a continuation of the conversation begun by the seven women photographers of VII when they first met nearly a year ago, as the agency voted in six new female members. The exhibition is a reflection of their commitment, with the agency’s support, to help forward inclusive conversations about gender, power, and representation.
I VOTE BECAUSE…, legendary photographer Janette Beckman large-scale photographs of citizens paired with their short statements about why voting is important. We will be taking photos of people at photoville and asking them why they vote!
“In These Clasped Hands” started as a series of portraits of my family members in South Carolina. However, after the Mother Emanuel AME Church massacre, the effects of loss could be felt throughout the state.
This exhibition expands our understanding of the visceral and physical collision between what we know and understand about guns and gun culture, and what many know as a result of being on the end of the projectile.
In this project, which was supported by a grant from the Pulitzer Center, photojournalist Xyza Cruz Bacani documents the lives of migrant workers in Singapore who left their home countries to seek a better economic future for their families but ended up being exploited.
Eight years ago, I lost my mother and I needed to explore the possibility of keeping a connection with her. In my journey, I began looking for pieces of my mother in the house, I found many photos and clothes, which had always been there, but which I had ignored over the years. There she was, smiling and posing in these clothes.
For most people, drag queens are an exotic phenomenon restricted to the worlds of spectacle, fantasy and entertainment. “KINGS & QUEENS” explores how drags challenge traditional gender definitions by showing that there’s much more to life than simply being a man or a woman.
Las Vegas, New Mexico is a place that is rooted in a complex linguistic and cultural history where the boundaries of identity are fluid and intricate, but it is also as American as any small town in the country.
A large number of arrests have taken place in Egypt since the revolution of January 25, 2011, many of them unfounded. With many lovers left behind, inspiring stories of love, loss, and longing are being told by heartbroken women.
Wadi El Qamar, also known as Moon Valley, is a residential area located in the west of Alexandria, Egypt, next to the Portland Cement Factory. Just ten meters away from the residential area, the factory processes coal and garbage. It layers the homes of more than 30,000 people with toxic dust, causing tremendous health problems to those that live there.
“N.O.K.: Next of Kin” documents how Gold Star Families cope with loss and memory through their handling of their loved ones killed in action in wars spanning from World War II to The Vietnam War and the ongoing conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Incelebration of the 50th anniversary of New York Magazine, photography director Jody Quon made a selection of the 50 photographs with the most interesting back stories, featuring interviews with Milton Glaser, Walter Bernard, Carl Fischer, Harry Benson, Barbara Kruger, Brigitte Lacombe, Amanda Demme, Dan Winters, and others.
It is a part of New York City that is seldom seen, but the North Shore of Staten Island is a microcosm of contemporary life in the United States. In this age of isolationism, it is also a borderland – a place where the culture wars of our decade play out in the everyday lives of residents.
The Municipal Archives presents an exhibition drawn from a collection of more than 5,000 photographs taken or collected by the New York City Unit of the Federal Writers’ and Art Projects of the Works Progress Administration (WPA).
Aged between 6-18 years old, the children and youths are photographed dressing up in the outfits of the adults they want to become. The photos highlight the vulnerability and also the great energy of today’s youth and how they can shape the future.
Every year since 1999, the editors of PDN have selected 30 emerging photographers who represent a variety of styles and genres and have demonstrated a distinctive vision, creativity, and versatility. This year, the editors reviewed the work of close to 300 photographers from around the world.
The NYC Ferry and the relationship with water — going back to Old New York before the bridges and subways were built — changed the way people think and feel about commuting. For a street photographer, it’s like new streets have opened up in New York City with the possibility of new angles and perspectives on well-known backgrounds, bridges and landscapes.
Chosen from the class of 2017, these alumni from the BFA Photography and Video Department exemplify the diversity of practice that the program cultivates and the medium encourages. Despite this pluralism, the work is unified by a spirit of invention and a restless form of inquiry, as well as being deeply informed about the contemporary photographic conversation.
This year, the School of Visual Arts’ Masters in Digital Photography celebrates its tenth year of educating and inspiring photographers from all around the world. To mark this important milestone, the work of one graduate from each year is featured, which will highlight the diversity, quality and inquisitiveness of today’s contemporary fashion, fine art, editorial and portrait photographers.
In this project, gold is a metaphor for wealth and lust. However it also allows us to discuss the extinctions of species, tribes and ecosystems that disappear because of our madness for wealth and our desire to rule over everything. The new gold is asymbol of the disappearance of what I consider our true riches.
The 1,700 Syrian refugees relocated to Scotland may be just a fraction of the 300,000 asylum cases that Germany has received, or the 100,000 that Sweden has taken in since the war in Syria broke out six years ago. But in order to play its part, the Scots are attempting a new model for integration.
“The Patriot Story” is a portrait series that tells the rarely told stories of the living Ethiopian Patriots, who proudly fought against the Italian army during the five-year occupation (1935-1941) in Ethiopia under the Italian dictator, Benito Mussolini.
The UNEARTH project began in 2015 as a collaboration between six documentary photographers and the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) in order to provide a visual record of Myanmar’s resource sector.
From the rise of Hugo Chávez’s socialist revolution to its collapse into the worst economic crisis in the history of Venezuela, photojournalist Meridith Kohut has chronicled the plight of Venezuelans for the past decade.
This photo exhibition explores the lives of African-Americans through the lens of sport, athleticism and culture. The stories told give an insight into the lives of people from New York City to Cleveland and Mississippi, with a focus on how sports play a role in their lives on and off the court.
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) presents a series of portraits of people forced from home, in search of safety. Many of these displaced people bear physical and psychological wounds from the dangerous journey, and are exposed to additional threats as countries close their borders and deny them protection.
NYC Ferry launched on May 1st, 2017, with the goal of bringing much needed transportation options to neighborhoods traditionally underserved by public transit. We want to showcase these neighborhoods from the unique perspectives of the youth who live and spend time there. Each of our 2017 routes—Rockaway, East River, South Brooklyn and Astoria—are represented here by youth photographers who welcome you to their neighborhood.
The exhibition “(Un)Bound” presents the work of four visual artists based in Rotterdam (The Netherlands) exploring the many written and unwritten rules defining boundaries and how they relate to our sense of freedom and belonging.
We also believe that photos and stories can be powerful tools for social justice. With this exhibit, we hope to raise discussions around important and difficult questions on human rights and belonging in the US.
‘A Beautiful Abstraction’ strives to express how I see the world around me and the beauty in unseen places. My work explores the blending together of different mediums, such as photography and painting, to ultimately seek a tranquil balance of humanity and abstraction.
Through photography, rare archival imagery and a documentary short, “A Climate for Conflict” explores the environmental roots of conflict in Somalia, and the ways its woes spill beyond its place on the map.
This project focuses on undocumented Mexican immigrant women who came to New York decades ago in search of opportunity for their families. Overtime, they built their lives here and have become elders of their communities: the abuelas.
“Am I What You’re Looking For?” focuses on young women of color who are transitioning from the academic world into the corporate setting, capturing their struggles and uncertainties on how best to present themselves in the professional workspace.
The series uses the concept of a family tree to consider what it means to be part of a joint body; addressing sub-themes of intimacy vs loneliness, fear vs comfort, ‘sanity’ vs ‘insanity’, life and death.
This exhibition was curated from submissions to the 2017 ASMP Photo Annual. As always, there is a broad range of contributors and thus an interesting variety of work, from architecture to beauty, still life to street, personal and commercial to fine art. This exhibition goes a little way to demonstrating the impressive diversity of the ASMP community.
Meet Mad Max Driver, Machette, Vibze, Ghost Rider, Red Devil, Lion and The Rasta Driver! These motor drivers proudly cruise through Nairobi wearing dazzling outfits on their matching bikes. The outfits are designed by Ugandan-Kenyan fashion designer Bobbin Case in the context of the collaborative project, “Boda Boda Madness” by Bobbin and Dutch artist Jan Hoek.
Six female photographers took to local bodies of water in Israel, Liberia, South Korea, Mexico, Russia and Iceland to discuss the nuances of body positivity and its cultural variations among women around the world.
The portrait of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad became a defining element in the urban landscape of Damascus, Syria. The omnipresence of an individual image leaves its imprint in people’s minds, making the physical image transcend into a visual impression. The presence of the leader is then extended to each individual living in the city.
This exhibition explores social, cultural, and economic issues central to the Chinese people and captured through the eyes of Chinese photographers. It features the work of several visual storytellers published in Chinese media outlets, whose images piece together a nuanced view of this dynamic country, as they help China understand itself.
“Dual Shadows” is a three-part project about the LGBT refugees of East Africa. It follows them from their homes, where they faced unimaginable abuse; to Kenya, where they fled to but faced more hardship; to the US, where many are eventually resettled through a process that takes years.
Since September 2016, the TIME team has spent months documenting the overcrowded refugee camps in Thessaloniki, Greece, and is following the first year in the lives of several refugee babies and their mothers as they seek a new—and more permanent—home in Europe.
Who has the right to tell a story? Are there limitations on objectivity as an insider, or sensitivity as an outsider? Presented as two parallel exhibitions, “Insider/Outsider” seeks to start a conversation about how photographers tell stories, how they define their own relationships to the people and issues they cover, and how their lives impact the stories they tell.
Despite traveling widely, it is in his own backyard that photographer Darrin Zammit Lupi has done what he believes is his most important work, documenting the plight and tragedy of the boat people trying to reach European shores from Africa.
These 12 to 18-year-old Bronx students have created windows into the lives of a Vietnamese nun, a Dominican artist, and an exiled Russian journalist, among others. This work reveals the challenges and triumphs of life in today’s New York City immigrant community.
The protest against plans to pass the Dakota Access pipeline underneath the Missouri River, just north of the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota, was considered by many involved to be the time of that prophesy. Indigenous people from around the globe, but especially North America, “heard the call” and traveled to North Dakota to set up a resistance camp against the pipeline.
American Illustration-American Photography (AI-AP) present its fifth annual collection to honor the best work being created today in or about Latin America by an international roster of established, emerging and student illustrators and photographers in a global, multi-cultural exchange of art and ideas.
For millennia, the reindeer herding Nenets have been an inextricable part of the landscape of the Yamal (“The End of the Earth” in their language) in the Russian Arctic. According to many scientists, they have been incredibly resilient.
New York City is constantly changing. Cycles of growth, decay, and renewal have altered the bricks and mortar of its physical environment and the humans who live here. “Living in the City” vividly illustrates how the housing landscape in New York City changed during the four decades from 1961 to 2001.
“Lost Rolls America” is a new and unique kind of Americana archive. In the age of image saturation, this archive slows the pace of our instantaneous digital world and commemorates the role that analog photos have played in all of our lives.
In 2015, the nations of the world agreed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and move humankind toward prosperity, social inclusion, and environmental sustainability. Can United Nations goals actually make a difference? The evidence is powerful and encouraging.
This is a time when history is being made in ways that our forefathers could never have imagined. It celebrates and reverberates this history eight times a week in cities across America. This is MY SHOT.
The International Photo Festival Leiden showcases 20 new photography talents from the European Union with less than five years’ professional experience. These talents are selected by an expert jury, which also awards one winner a cash prize to help further their career. The winner will be announced on October 14, 2017.
This exhibition includes the artwork of 23 photographers, all students and alumni of the New York Film Academy School of Photography. Representing different countries and cultural identities around the world, they have converged in diversity here at NYFA with a shared passion for the universal language of photography.
Recognizing Newark as a bellwether for the demographic future of the entire country, this project generates fresh narratives about our emerging majority-minority population and the nation it is transforming.
Ordinary is a quarterly fine art photography magazine featuring more than 20 artists from around the world who are sent one ordinary object, which comes as an extra, and are challenged to make it ‘extra-ordinary.’
“Paradise Lost” started in 2012 as a document of Venezuela’s collapse and the rise of violence. Venezuela is now one of the deadliest countries in the world. It is estimated that over 28,000 people were killed in Venezuela last year—that is, in a country roughly the size of Texas.
Each year the editors of PDN choose 30 new and emerging photographers to watch. In interviewing them for the profiles published in PDN, we gain new insights into the rapidly changing photo industry, and what it takes to launch a photography career today.
“Photo Requests from Solitary” invites men and women held in long-term solitary confinement to request a photograph of anything at all, real or imagined, and finds artists to make the images. The resulting photographs provide an archive of the hopes, memories, and interests of people who endure extreme isolation and sensory deprivation.
This story, which appeared in National Geographic’s “Gender Revolution” issue, was an opportunity to meet people from the United States, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic and Samoa, who had the courage to make themselves visible. Please consider their lives. Perhaps someday, courage will not be necessary to simply be one’s self.
On January 21, 2017, The Women’s March on Washington became the biggest global movement in American history: 1.2 million people flooded the streets of Washington D.C. and more than 5 million people marched in over 300 sister marches in cities across the globe.
Students graduating from the Photography and the Digital Image Bachelor of Fine Arts program at the Fashion Institute of Technology exhibited their senior thesis projects in a group-curated show on the school’s campus in May 2017, as part of the annual School of Art and Design Graduating Student Exhibition.
In January 2015, Alice Wielinga started her project, “Shadows of Pakistan.” She had the chance to visit Islamabad and to travel to the outskirts of the city, which inhabits unregistered Afghan and internal refugees.
“The Smallest Library in Africa” tells the story of Peter Otieno, a Kenyan visionary who saw the need to fill the education gap and address one of the main problems in the Mugure slums of Baba Dogo-Nairobi, Kenya: access to books.
Drawing from real accounts, Luceo has created a series of images and cinemagraphs telling the stories of immigrant crossings into the United States in a manner that pays homage to the religious iconography of the Stations of the Cross.
Between 2011 and 2016, more than 33,300 Africans lost their lives to violent extremism. The growth of violent extremism has set in motion a dramatic reversal of development gains in Africa, and is also threatening to stunt prospects of development for years to come.
“Summer Come Back” is an exhibition comprised of work by select Wonderful Machine member photographers from around the globe. Covering a range of commercial specialties, the work on display aims to savor the last moments of summer — hanging on to the heat and humidity, and celebrating the little things in life.
While millions dream of traveling to the Moon, only 12 humans have actually walked on it. For now, the next best thing is NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) and the incredibly high-resolution images it transmits back to Earth. The images are fascinating for fans of exploration and photography alike.
ESPN’s Body photography celebrates the athletic form in all shapes and sizes. Our goal is to capture the personality of each athlete and to create an intimate, intensely personal, and radically different look at the most amazing bodies in the world. We strive to honor the athletes with images that reflect their strength, beauty and personality.
Declared a public health emergency in February 2016 by the World Health Organization, Zika’s origins remain unclear, and without a vaccine or tangible control methods to prevent its spread, this resilient virus may not be eradicated any time soon.
The exhibit aims to raise difficult questions and provoke conversations about what Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, calls “the most pressing racial justice issue of our time.” Broken? explores the U.S. criminal justice system through photographs and testimonies of formerly incarcerated people and of community leaders working for prison reform.
This series chronicles the migrant crisis in Europe and the influx of refugees coming ashore in Lesbos, Greece. More than 500,000 people arrived in the European Union last year, seeking sanctuary or jobs, and sparking the EU’s biggest refugee emergency in decades.
Luceo’s 2016 Photoville exhibition explores the visual theme of designs of white presented by winter in far northeastern Montana. Located 300 miles from a major city, on the flat, windswept plains of one of the coldest and most geographically isolated areas of the lower 48, the Upper Missouri River Basin is defined by its relationship with the cold.
Apart from health workers and people within the communities, photojournalists were among the few others to come face-to-face with Ebola. The exhibit showcases some of their work, providing a space to share their experiences and the stories behind the moments captured.
Our most important images are on our refrigerators and smartphones. “Exquisite Refrigerator” updates the idea of the Exquisite Corpse, a collaborative poetry game that traces its roots to the Surrealist Movement. Playing off of the steel shipping container, viewers will interact with, rearrange and curate groups of printed contemporary images to create new stories, juxtapositions and relationships.
This year, as the “original” East River Ferry comes to an end, we chose to focus on the people who made it happen. From office workers to ticket agents, captains to deckhands, mechanics to operations specialists and also our very first community partners, we celebrate them for their success and thank them for their support and service.
This collection of portraits was taken in Lalibela, Ethiopia. I took these pictures in one of the biggest markets in the city of Lalibela. As a fashion designer and photographer, I found people that visually caught my attention. I wanted to show colorful and stylish people in different ages. Basically, I was looking for fashion inspiration in the area, because people wear their best clothes when they go to the market.
This exhibit reflects on the work of photojournalists who bring to light shared human experiences. Through the lens of family, we’ve asked the photographers to share images that reflect the concept of family from their work in documenting some of the most important news stories of our times.
In a time of heightened tensions in society, we are focusing our lens on individuals interacting in a humane manner toward one another, or toward the viewer, as a way to counteract negative news stories. The goal is for the audience to connect to the image through an emotion — happiness, nostalgia, compassion, sadness, love — as a way to grow empathy toward others and highlight our shared stories.
My family immigrated from Central America. They have given us, the first American-born generation, a great life—the life they never had. The abundance of food, clothes and technology our parents earned through hard work is overwhelming when compared to the poor lives they left behind.
Students graduating from the Photography and the Digital Image Bachelor of Fine Arts program at the Fashion Institute of Technology exhibited their senior thesis projects in a group-curated show on the school’s campus in May 2016, as part of the annual School of Art and Design Graduating Student Exhibition.
Using the language of traditional portraiture and baroque esthetics, the Flower Power series aims to challenge the way society perceives and treats pit bulls by shortening the emotional distance between the viewer and these misunderstood dogs. The portraits celebrate the life and dignity of these soulful creatures who are at the mercy of humans.
I empower women by portraying them with power, determination and focus. Many of my images feature women in confident poses, taken from a heroic angle. In For My Girls, I explore how 1990s female hip-hop artists inspired me to be proud of my African-American lineage, unapologetic for my liberated behavior and forceful in my approach to the culture at large.
Put on a VR headset and experience the stories of people forced from their homes in Burundi, Syria, and Honduras. Gain a deeper understanding of the challenges faced by the 65 million people currently displaced around the world.
“Photography is not a hobby for me. It’s a way of life,” wrote Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abou Zeid, better known as “Shawkan,” from the infamous Tora prison. Shawkan has been imprisoned since August 14, 2013, when he was arrested while covering the dispersal of a protest of ousted President Mohamed Morsi supporters, one of the most violent events in the country’s modern history. Shawkan, who was 25 years old at the time of his arrest, has now spent more than 1,000 days behind bars.
This year, Getty Images, in collaboration with Instagram, returns to Photoville to announce and exhibit the work of the recipients of the second-annual Getty Images Instagram grant. This grant recognizes and supports photographers and artists using Instagram to document stories from underrepresented communities around the world.
When war broke out in South Sudan in December 2013, hundreds of thousands of people fled to the unknown in neighboring countries. By April 2016, more than 280,000 people had taken shelter in refugee camps in Western Ethiopia. The majority are women and children.
“I do not want to go back – no launch parties or openings anymore. Wearing the same pair of jeans every day, feeling the sun on my skin and deciding whether I will stay or go on the day itself. I also love that everything I own here fits into two saddle bags and a backpack.”
Over the past few years, I’ve been traveling the country to tell a diverse story about the impact of gun violence on injured survivors, victims’ family members, and witnesses to these horrific acts. I seek to show how gun violence doesn’t fit neatly into the “good guys vs. bad guys” narrative of the media and the NRA. Rather it is far more nuanced — made up overwhelmingly of incidents of suicide, domestic violence, children gaining access to unsecured guns, mass shootings and so much more.
This exhibition documents and celebrates the workers and trades people of Jerome Avenue, one of New York City’s few remaining working class neighborhoods where many still make a living by working in small shops and factories or by repairing auto-mobiles.
What matters most for contemporary photography today? Parsons MFA Photo students were tasked with collectively generating and agreeing on three words that address this question. Their astute responses form the basis for the group exhibition “Keywords For Contemporary Photography: Privacy, Space, Voice” presented as part of Photoville 2016.
A Mark Mann portrait is a search for honesty. Adept at digital photography, Mann respects the grace inherent in the analog process. Relying on observation, patience and synchronicity he works with a perfect accomplice – his 1940’s Graflex super D camera fitted with a 1920’s Schneider lens.
Contenders in Israel’s first transgender pageant polished their moves and competed in “Miss Trans Israel.” Talleen Abu Hanna, 21, an Israeli from a Catholic Arab family, was crowned the winner of the 2016 pageant held at HaBima, Israel’s national theater, in Tel Aviv.
This exhibition includes the artwork of 22 New York Film Academy photography students, representing different countries and cultural identities around the world. They have converged in diversity here at NYFA with a shared passion for the universal language of photography.
These stories, many of which have won awards, reveal a complex, vibrant and often unseen version of New York. This exhibition, curated by four visual journalism professors, presents a multimedia selection of these views of the city.
NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts Department of Photography and Imaging is featuring photo-based works from some of our most recent alumni; graduates of 2016. These works are varied, exploring themes of identity, intimacy, family, community, the vernacular, history, and image-making itself.
Performing Statistics connects incarcerated teens in Richmond, Virginia with artists, advocates, police departments, and many others to create public art and advocacy projects that help transform Virginia’s juvenile justice system.
I want to pull back the curtain and show these politicians as they really are. Even though they are in plain sight, they can hide behind words and carefully arranged imagery to project their vision of America. I am using my camera to cut through the staging of these moments and reveal the cold, naked ambition for power.
These images capture a rich cross-section of the city’s population, depicting dress and social status in addition to possible criminal behavior. Focusing solely on women captured by police camera, this exhibit examines how these unique portraits offer a fascinating window into the lives of women in early 20th-century New York.
A mash-up of genre from fashion to documentary, Represent brings together photographers who are exploring contemporary issues through intimate storytelling around the world, crafting new perspectives in fashion with mixed media, and challenging convention through vibrant portraiture and quirky concepts.
Photographer Ami Vitale has recently turned her lens to documenting compelling wildlife stories and spent three years documenting these fascinating bears. “Rewilding Pandas” appeared in the August 2016 issue of National Geographic magazine.
Our scientific understanding of taste has lagged behind what we know about our other senses, but that is beginning to change. To see how scientists are exploring taste and how chefs are exploring science, photographer Brian Finke traveled to 10 locations from New Zealand to Denmark, visiting research labs and test kitchens searching for a deeper scientific understanding of yumminess. “The Science of Taste” appeared in the December 2015 issue of National Geographic magazine.
This exhibit aims to introduce Korean photography past and present. The exhibition will consist of four parts: portrait, cityscape, landscape, and still-life. These are the same sections addressed in Sensation Photography magazine, in order to put the magazine within the historical context of Korean photography.
Generations of Canada’s First Nations forgot who they were. Languages died out, sacred ceremonies were criminalized and suppressed. These double exposure portraits explore the trauma of some of the 80,000 living survivors who remain. Through extensive accompanying interviews, they address the impact of intergenerational trauma and lateral violence, documenting the slow path toward healing.
This series features an excerpt from the tenth edition of Street Dreams Magazine, highlighting the New York-based photographers featured in Issue 010 including Daniela Spector, Oveck, and Brian Alcazar.
Sports are woven into life and culture on every level, from professional to high school to community leagues proving to be a common human thread steeped in tradition. The imagery of a baseball diamond, whether it’s perfectly manicured or a neighborhood sandlot conjures personal memories we can instantly relate to. Here you will see unique stories told in a photo narrative style that bring to life people and places that sports fans do not always get to see or go.
Chosen from the class of 2016, these alumni of the BFA Photography and Video department exemplify the diversity of practice that the program cultivates and the medium encourages. Despite this pluralism, the work is unified by a spirit of invention and a restless form of inquiry, as well as a deep knowledge of the contemporary photographic conversation.
Texting Syria is an installation exploring the experience of Syrian refugees in the context of connectivity in the digital age. In these portraits, Syrians in Lebanon fleeing the civil war back home use mobile phones to stay in touch with their families who remain under siege in the city of Homs. A mundane and ubiquitous act — checking or sending a text message — is transformed by war into communiqués that can be a matter of life and death.
The Curated Fridge goes on a road trip to Photoville 2016 with Aline Smithson at the wheel!
Isn’t this exciting? Your images will be curated by Aline Smithson, one of the most important figures in the photographic world and, once selected, your prints will be viewed by thousands of visitors in Photoville 2016!
The Future Perfect brings together work from the last five years of students who graduated from three programs at the International Center of Photography: General Studies, Documentary Practice & Visual Journalism, and the MFA.
The highly successful Heidler & Heeps Vinyl Collection, created to immerse viewers with mesmerizingly beautiful imagery and to celebrate analogue technology in both subject and technique, will be presented at Photoville as the Heidler & Heeps Vinyl Store. Visitors can browse through limited edition hand-printed photography and start or add to their own collections.
These portraits illustrate Europe’s long and complex history of immigration. Algerians came to France while their homeland was a French colony, surging in the 1954-1962 war of independence. Since the 1990s, some 40,000 Somalis fleeing civil war have settled in Sweden. Indians are among the three million South Asians who’ve come to Britain from former British colonies. About as many Turks live in Germany. They came as guest workers in the 1960s and ’70s—but stayed and had families.
This project is all about portraiture. Our Salt Teens present their portrait work in both still and video. In addition to our print gallery, we have collaborated with our sponsors, B&H Photo and B12 Studios to create an immersive VR experience with 360º video.
In Water Stories, Mustafah Abdulaziz presents powerful images, from across four continents, documenting the global water crisis. The installation will feature 70 large-scale photographs on the East River waterfront, presented in massive light boxes visible from Manhattan.
For two years, I have been looking at the global consequences of rising sea levels caused by climate change. Today, no one doubts that glaciers the world over are retreating and, even more worryingly, that Greenland and Antarctica are melting at an increasing pace. The question: how fast ?
This multi-media installation documents a Bridging the Gap van ride to Smithfield and Huntingdon prisons, offering a glimpse into the lives of this group of women on the outside trying to stay connected to loved ones behind bars.
Photographer Wayne Lawrence is known for his sensitive and intimate portraits of Americans of every class, race, and creed. Lawrence spent a week in Orlando gathering the stories of a community that has been battered but not defeated. This story was a digital feature for National Geographic in June 2016.
In Candide, Voltaire described Canada as “a few acres of snow.” Public opinion hasn’t changed much since then; the second largest country in the world is rarely in the news, even though there’s much to be concerned about.
The summer of 2016 has created a turning point in the conversation about guns in America. Discussions about responsible gun ownership have devolved into political rhetoric. From Donald Trump’s implications about “Second Amendment people” to “I just don’t want you to be shot by someone who shouldn’t have a gun in the first place,” the violence has dramatically escalated. Civilians and police alike have become victims as bystanders, as targets. The questions remain: How did we get here? How do Americans stop the bloodbath?
This project reflects the combat sports and fighters I have photographed since the beginning of this journey. From training camp, to the actual fight, and portraits immortalizing these unique athletes, my goal is to give people an inside view of how boxing and mixed martial art fighters interact in their respective worlds, away from the limelight.
For 13 years, American artist Jeff Sheng has been photographing lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) student athletes in the United States and Canada as part of a photo and exhibition series called FEARLESS.
This exhibition offers a glimpse into the wide range of everyday people who interact with New York’s East River Ferry, on any given day. It just so happens that this day was Wednesday, August 26th, 2015.
The New York’s New Abolitionists, a campaign launched by the New York State Anti-Trafficking Coalition in 2013, seeks to raise awareness around human trafficking and modern-day slavery by recognizing and honoring those who are actively involved in the effort to combat these scourges and provide services to victims, as well as prominent figures willing to lend their stature and take a public stand to condemn trafficking and enslavement.
For ‘Face the Dutch,’ they have selected 28 Dutch photographers, among whom are Ilvy Njiokiktjien (National Photographer of the Netherlands 2013), Carla Kogelman (First Prize People at World Press Photo 2014) Marinka Masséus (Silver at Prix de la Photography Paris 2015), and Edgar Verhoeven (Silver at International Fine Art Photography).
American Exile is a series of photographs and interviews documenting the stories of immigrants who have been ordered deported from the United States, as well as their family members – often, American citizens – who suffer the consequences of the harsh punishment of exile.
American Illustration-American Photography (AI-AP), producers of the leading juried annuals in North America, announces its 4th annual competition to honor the best work being created today in or about Latin America.
An exhibition of 14 photo- based projects by New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts Department of Photography & Imaging faculty, alumni, and students. The works re-stage birth, death, war, beauty, the land, identity, family, and history. Memory is central to the practice of making images that create tension between conceptualizing past moments through the photographer’s lens.
Technology drives every aspect of the photo industry and in the hands of a young mind we find inspiring results. Digital photography becomes an empowering tool to a teenager. It allows them to have an artistic voice at an age they are learning to find themselves.
Photographer Chris Bartlett and journalist Delphine Schrank, author of The Rebel of Rangoon; A Tale of Defiance and Deliverance in Burma (Nation Books, July 2015), combine the ineffable image with the poetry of language to convey the hidden and very human experience of dissidence: of a social movement, until now largely closed from the eyes of the world, whose members dared across five decades of brutally repressive military rule to wrest their country back and deliver it to freedom and democracy.
Recent Duke University graduates – socially motivated young adults with documentary interests and experience – began collaborating with international nongovernmental organizations in 1995 as Hart Fellows, and their work became the catalyst for the Lewis Hine Documentary Fellows program launched in 2002 at the Center for Documentary Studies.
Natalie Naccache and Omar Imam’s stories are not about the statistics or the politics, but about the individuals caught in between. These stories reveal the struggle of the internal landscape for those who have lost their native ones, the constant uncertainty of exile, the memories that we carry with us, and the hopes that keep us alive.
A selection of three photo essays are presented inside the container, where audio clips from conversations between the photographers and Roads & Kingdoms’ Director of Photography, Pauline Eiferman, are also being played. These clips, which touch on the back story of the work, provide both storytelling and educational elements to the photography.
For almost three years Sebastian Denz has been traveling across Europe to shoot a series of 3D photographs with more than 20 members of the carhartt skateboard team. The result of his work is a series of spatial photographs in a quality never seen before.
Toxic Sites US (toxicsites.us) is an online data visualization and sharing platform for the over 1300 Superfund sites or the worst toxic contamination sites in the US as designated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
To photograph “Stalking a Killer” in the July issue of National Geographic magazine, photographer Pete Muller traveled deep into the remote forest of the Democratic Republic of the Congo where bush meat hunters are at risk for being exposed to the Ebola virus to the apex of the killer Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone.
Photographing this story for National Geographic was an education, not just about this plant—revered and reviled—and its devoted users in the recreational world of weed but more importantly, about the courage of parents determined, in spite of laws, distance and resources, to give their children the best life possible.
The VSCO Artist Initiative™ is a 1 million USD grant and movement of solidarity that provides artists the resources to pursue their creative vision, no matter what the medium. The Initiative honors art and artist by discovering, funding, advising, and promoting creatives from all corners of the globe.
The Mash Up: In celebration of the Photoville opening night show, Down & Dirty, the UPI team are double-stacking two containers where photographer and curator Janette Beckman has invited celebrated street artists Cey Adams and Queen Andrea to “mash-up” two of her iconic music images larger than life.
Presented by TIME LightBox, the retrospective of Devin Allen’s work looks back to the pivotal events of April 2015 and to the future of Baltimore – the kids that are growing up in a town, state and country that still needs to address deep-rooted issues of inequality.
We are celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Getty Images, and it seemed highly appropriate to create a special collection that would not only mark this important milestone but also provide a fitting and ongoing legacy, to showcase the very best of Getty Images’s unprecedented photography.
One of the biggest and most respected portraiture exhibitions in Australia, the Head On Portrait Prize is a major attraction of the Head On Photo Festival, one of the world’s leading photography festivals.
Award-winning photographer Stephanie Sinclair first stumbled upon the issue of child marriage more than a decade ago while on assignment in Afghanistan, and she’s been committed to documenting it worldwide ever since.
By using out-of-this-time and out-of-context elements I aim to sensitize the audience into caring for the planet and reflecting on the world that we shall leave behind to future generations. Through the conventions of staged photography I present a series of images based on the cycle of life.
EverydayClimateChange (@everydayclimatechange) Instagram feed photographers share photographs made on 7 continents to present visual evidence that climate change doesn’t just happen “over there” but that climate change is also happening “right here.”
“Age of Uncertainty” features the work of current and recent alumni from Purchase College’s BFA and MFA departments. The selected works represent how these emerging artists use lens-based media to engage with contemporary issues and questions of our time.
The most vulnerable Americans are being crushed by the grip of poverty, from the deserts of the Southwest through the black belt in the South, to the post-industrial, rusting factory towns that dot the Midwest and Northeast.
Omaha seemed to me to be a “Tale of Two Cities” divided by economics and culture – the city is said to have the wealthiest and the poorest people per capita in the United States. I wanted to make portraits of the folks who lived there.
Insider. Outsider. We tend to think of them as polar opposites. Like right and wrong. Rich and poor. Black and white. But the labels we covet and stick onto others are nothing if not a reflection of perspective.
A series of vignettes – captured from the perspective of Peace Corps Volunteers – offers an intimate look into community integration as a tenet of serving overseas, from singing along at a Mongolian picnic to repairing a car in Moldova.
What do marching in formation, doing push-ups, shining uniform buttons, firing air rifles and addressing each other with “Sergeant” or “Captain” do for young people? Does it help them to cope with the challenges life throws at them, at home and in school?
For a second year, ChinaFile and Magnum Foundation have partnered to administer the Abigail Cohen Fellowship in Documentary Photography. This year we are showcasing the work of Yuyang Liu and Souvid Datta.
Sixty years ago, just marching was considered an act of protest. Actually, in 1969, a group of young men burnt down 40 buildings in the town of Clinton South Carolina, after feeling that the pressure put on them by the Ku Klux Klan was too much to bear. That was their protest.
Thirty students in the Bachelors of Fine Arts Photography Program exhibited their senior thesis projects, representing the culmination of their studies at The Fashion Institute of Technology in May, 2015 as part of the annual Art and Design Graduating Students Exhibition.
At Getty Images, we believe that images have the power to move the world, and that photography is a compelling tool for telling social, political and cultural stories. That is why we are proud to announce, in collaboration with Instagram, the inaugural Getty Images Instagram Grant.
“I got blown up.” That’s what they say. “I was right there in the blast seat.” Blast force—the signature injury of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan—creates a pressure so powerful it can be seen before it is heard or felt.
Red Ball of a Sun Slipping Down speaks of life in the Arkansas Delta forty years go and today. Black-and-white photographs made long years ago are interwoven with recent color photographs and, in turn, with a short story.
“When something is festering in your memory or your imagination, laws of silence don’t work. It’s like shutting a door and locking it on a house on fire in hope of forgetting that the house is burning. ” – Tennessee Williams, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Daniel Berehulak, a freelance photographer who works mostly for The New York Times, spent four months last year covering the Ebola crisis in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea. As he covered the story’s full arc, he took few breaks and many precautions.
Neither Here Nor There is the story of Blanca, a young undocumented woman, who grew up picking grapes in the fields of the San Joaquin Valley, struggling to redefine herself as more than just an immigrant, a struggle brought about by legislation and geography.
Using 19th century ethnographic photographs as a point of departure, “For Tropical Girls Who Have Considered Ethnogenesis When the Native Sun is Remote” presents fantastical self portraits that question identity constructs and the psychological implications of iconography.
I grew up in the small industrial town of Sillamäe in Soviet Estonia. I have very few pictures of my childhood, mostly staged, taken during the moments I don’t remember nor care about. So I created my own very personal version of childhood pictures with my kids, from bits and pieces I remember and find important.
Dilley, Texas, best known at one point as the unofficial watermelon capital of the country —“come get a slice of the good life,” the slogan went — is a town of 4,000, an hour south of San Antonio. A sprawling, rural community in Southern Texas, its residents are currently enjoying the second oil boom in as many decades.
This exhibition features photography by JHP program participants from 18 community partnerships, JHP teaching photographers, and by JHP’s founder Josephine Herrick. Highlighted work is by youth in the Step Up program, at the McSilver Institute on Poverty Policy and Research at NYU.
Hairless cats are odd, rare and definitely not known for being ‘beautiful’. I am drawn to their alien looks. There’s something disturbing yet eerie that astonishes me every time I look at one of them. In this body of work I explore the beauty of the Sphinx within that oddity.
In Twilight: The Anatomy of a Long-Term Photo Project | Talk with Rene Perez
Learn how to sustain your ongoing visual story with New York photographer and curator Rene Perez. In this talk, Rene will analyze how his life-long fascination with the magic hour became a long-term photo project.
ICP Community Programs: Teen Storytellers Impacting Change
Current students and alumni from International Center of Photography’s Community Programs will share their images and writing, and reflect on the roles that photography plays in fostering self-confidence, community building, and social change.
Explore the hidden gems of Brooklyn Bridge Park in this golden hour photowalk. A selection of Leica cameras and lenses will be available on a first-come, first-served basis for use during this photowalk.
Discover how to effectively use YouTube to grow your personal brand and to connect with your audience. Explore the benefits of building a strong visual identity and how to use YouTube to empower creativity.
Apply different ways of thinking to optimize your zone focusing experience with Leica Akademie Instructor Philip Cuenco on this technical photowalk. This photowalk is perfect for M-owners or photographers interested in experiencing the Leica M-System and its vast lens portfolio.
Join Harvey Stein in a fast-paced talk about pursuing long term projects and turning them into the most meaningful and long-lasting venue: a book. He will show and discuss images from his newly published book, “Mexico Between Life and Death,” and describe some of his techniques to help you get your book published.
Leica Storytellers: The Chronicles of the Evolving Photographer
With over a decade of working multiple high-profile celebrity events, learn why Philip Cuenco made the jump from DSLR to rangefinder. Philip will speak about his successes, failures and his continuous adaptation to new imaging technologies, adapting to demands from the social media world while still balancing his own passions and continuously growing as an artist.
Dive deep into the art of portraiture with Mark Mann to find the balance between self-expression as the photographer and authenticity in the sitter during this hands-on portrait shoot at the Leica Pavilion, in partnership with Loculars.
Africa Bureau Chief for VICE News, Jackson Fager, shares his journey from his most recent trip to Democratic Republic of Congo, covering Catch Fetish, also known as Voodoo Wrestling. Witness lighthearted moments of a war-torn country through the lens of the Leica SL, and discover how the evolution of photojournalism impacts your visual stories.
Immerse yourself in a visual story like no other with Lynn Johnson. In 2000 Lynn began documenting the places where extreme acts of violence took place in the United States for Master’s degree thesis at the School of Visual Communication at Ohio University.
DUMBO at Dusk: A Low-light Twilight Photography Workshop
In partnership with the International Center of Photography (ICP), and taught by award-winning and internationally exhibited photographer Lynn Saville, this four hour photography workshop introduces students to the fundamentals of taking photographs at twilight.
Witness the beauty and demise of nature seen through the eyes of D. Randall Blythe, as he speaks about the devastating environmental shortsightedness that has been the hallmark of human expansion in the modern age. Blythe’s images of resistance against the currently daunting scenario give us a sliver of hope.
Daylight is pleased to team up with Photoville to present a launch and book signing location for our Fall 2018 titles! Located in the Photoville Beer Garden and featuring six new books, the artists will be on hand to sign books and answer questions!
Place Makers: A Tabletop Styling and Photography Workshop
Build a photo-worthy place setting from the ground up with the guidance of tabletop and prop stylist Robin Zachary, and photographer and food stylist Kate Lewis, against the added bonus of a West Elm backdrop.
Leica Storytellers: Merging Art & Commerce To Feed My Soul And My Family
Learn strategies on selling work without selling your soul with renowned photographer Doug Menuez. Jump into the mind of Doug Menuez as he shares his experience of connecting timeless storytelling and commercial advertising to create meaningful moments in photography.
Don’t miss the chance to enter PhotoShelter’s food photography Instagram contest — stop by their pop-up booth, #CameraEatsFirst where they’ll have fun props and pro lighting to capture your food truck finds. Every person who enters (21+) will receive a beer voucher, and you might even win a PhotoShelter account or a custom designed t-shirt.
For millions throughout the US, the experience of affordable, stable and adequate housing is precarious at best. Homelessness, eviction, displacement, harassment, overcrowding and disrepair are increasingly common experiences.
The Bronx Junior Photo League (BJPL) is a free after-school photography and journalism program serving middle through high school students at the Bronx Documentary Center, a non-profit gallery and educational space in the South Bronx.
ICP Community Programs: Teen Storytellers Impacting Change
ICP’s Community Partnerships and Teen Academy together serve over 900 young people throughout the city each year by developing their knowledge of photography, critical thinking, writing, and public speaking.
Students from the 2018 workshop will discuss their work in this panel moderated by Lorie Novak, Professor of Photography & Imaging and Founder & Director of Future Imagemakers and Makeda Flood, a senior in the Department of Photography & Imaging and one of Future Imagemakers teachers.
In this photography series we are excited to share the work of the young women photographers from Club Balam in Chiapas, Mexico, Las Fotos Project in Los Angeles, California, A VOICE-(Art Vision & Outreach In Community Education) from the Two Eagle River School on the Flathead Reservation in Montana, and work from our own photography program.
X-Posure intern photographers present their second photo project, “The Geometry of Death and Re-Birth”. Each photographer explores their diverse and intersecting identities as an act of self-representation and advocacy.
The Penumbra Foundation will set up a tintype booth at the 2018 Photoville festival.
Considered by many to be the Polaroid of the 19th century, the tintype is made almost instantaneously through a process that uses hand poured chemicals on an enameled sheet of metal. Tintypes, often found today in near original condition, were passed down as family heirlooms and valued for their time-tested archival stability.
This inaugural one-day workshop for female and non-binary photographers by the new Women Photograph initiative will involve skills-building talks on a wide array of issues ranging from the importance of registering your copyright to hands-on technical demonstrations on lighting. Experts will also be on hand for one-on-one sessions on book editing, grant proposal writing, portfolio reviews, and more.
Led by Getty Images Staff photographer Elsa Garrison and ESPN Senior Photo Editor Julianne Varacchi, students will have an opportunity to not only shoot live and on location, but to gain feedback and advice from successful photographers and editors working in the wide world of sports.
Each tintype session will take 15-20 minutes to shoot and develop the image, and approximately one additional hour before the plate is ready to take home. Those interested can come to our booth and sign up for a time slot.
ICP Community Programs: Teen Storytellers Impacting Change
ICP’s Community Partnerships and Teen Academy together serve over 900 young people throughout the city each year by developing their knowledge of photography, critical thinking, writing and public speaking. Current students and alumni from these programs will share their images and writing, and reflect on the roles that photography plays in fostering self-confidence, community building and social change.
Throughout July 2017, students from UNIS and KIPP College Prep in the Bronx took part in the UNIS Human Rights Project, a photojournalism program for high school students sponsored by UNIS and the EE Ford Foundation.
Students from the Bronx Junior Photo League (BJPL) — the Bronx Documentary Center’s after-school documentary photography program — will share the work they created for “Journeys: Immigration Stories,” on view at Photoville.
X-Posure student photographers present their first photo project, “The Essence of Here,” in which participants explore their diverse and intersecting identities as an act of self-representation and advocacy. Through the use of imagery and spoken word, they will delve into the poetic visual stories that speak on their experiences as LGBTQ+ youth. In the spirit of “nothing about us, without us,” youth will speak on the importance of having the agency to tell their own stories.
Students from the Red Hook Community Justice Center and the Brownsville Community Justice Center’s Summer Photography Program share what they’ve learned about controlling their own visual narratives and going beyond the simple selfie.
Students from the 2017 NYU Future Imagemakers workshop will discuss how they use photography to tell their stories and address social justice issues in a panel moderated by Lorie Novak, Professor of Photography & Imaging and Founder & Director of Future Imagemakers.
A Conversation with Deb Willis & Brendan Wattenberg
In this conversation, Deborah Willis speaks with Brendan Wattenberg, managing editor of Aperture Magazine, about the iconic images central to Willis’s career, tracing themes of representation and beauty in historic archives, photojournalism, fashion, and fine art photography from the nineteenth century to the present.
New York Magazine Presents: The 43-Day Fashion Shoot
To celebrate New York Fashion week, Photoville is partnering with New York Magazine and their Director of Photography Jody Quon in a discussion about the magazine’s history and approach to fashion. The talk will feature Holly Andres’ “The 43-Day Fashion Shoot,” a photo portfolio commissioned by the magazine, which sent Andres around the nation to meet American women and their Americas, dressing them in some of the season’s clothing.
Explore the streets of DUMBO with Tutes and his Leica M in partnership with ONA bags. During this photowalk, Tutes will share tips and techniques on how to capture street photography while adding your own creative touches.
Aftermath: What the Legacy of Inequality Looks Like
The Economic Hardship Reporting Project presents a discussion with four of our video grantees about the process of making visual works that address important American aftermath issues, including: the Great Migration of African Americans from the South to the North; urban neglect; and the cultural conflict over abortion sparked by Roe v. Wade.
The EyeEm Photo Adventure: From Governor’s Island to Photoville
Come join us as we make the journey from Governor’s Island to this year’s Photoville Exhibition! Through ferry rides, a walk around the beautiful Governor’s Island, and onto Photoville in Brooklyn, photojournalist and EyeEm photographer Patrick Kolts will be giving us tips and tricks on how to document the world around us in unique ways.
ICP Community Programs: Teen Storytellers Impacting Change
ICP’s Community Partnerships and Teen Academy together serve more than 900 young people throughout the city each year by developing their knowledge of photography, critical thinking, writing, and public speaking.
Students from neighborhoods across New York City present work from a digital photography internship that centered on fashion and commercial photography. The goals of this program were to empower participants, develop their personal voice as artists, teach them to harness the power of visual imagery, and learn about the workings of the commercial photography industry.
NYC SALT students and staff will discuss the power of a portrait, explaining different types of portraiture and how they created the photos in our exhibit. Our panelists will also show the VR and 360 portraits in our exhibit and explain how the technology works, as well as why they chose VR and 360 camera technology to create a different kind of portrait.
Speakers include Future Imagemaker alumni Cydney Blitzer, LaGuardia High School; Diego Callenbach, NYC Lab High School; Cheyenne Sookoo, Brooklyn High School of the Arts; Hanjing (Angel) Zheng, Brooklyn Technical High School; and NYU Student Teacher Elliot Brown Jr., Photography & Imaging BFA 2016. Panel will be moderated by Lorie Novak, Professor of Photography & Imaging, Founder and Director of Future Imagemakers.
Stretch your imagination and prepare yourself for an incredible journey into the wide open world of photography with fashion and fine art photographer Mark de Paola. Using his wealth of still and motion imagery, Mark will demonstrate how his use of the Leica Noctilux allows him to dance on the threshold of exposure and minimum focus distances to render his style and approach to portraiture.
Learn the techniques for shooting captivating street images. Check out a Leica camera and lens for a guided photowalk with Aziz Yazdani and experience the art of street photography through the Leica perspective.
Some of Sophie Gamand’s models from the Flower Power exhibition are still available for adoption and will make special appearances throughout the weekend, from agencies including DAWS (Danbury Animal Welfare Society), Beastly Rescue, Animal Haven, Redemption Rescue, Mr Bones & Co and more!
Consisting of members the FCDA photography collective, the panel will discuss the inspiration and necessity for independent and collaborative projects in a new era of documentary storytelling. It will explore how shrinking budgets and displaced priorities of publications are creating a greater need for an alternative model that prioritizes public interest.
The American Dream: Documenting Economic Inequality in America
This panel gathers veteran photographers who have made it their life’s work to document stories of poverty and inequality with empathy, depth and curiosity. Motivated by their personal experiences in economically depressed areas, they explore and illustrate what economic inequality looks like in the U.S.
Drop In: Photobooth for the Whole family (Kids & Dogs Welcome!)
Lights, camera, action! This special photo booth is for the most adorable, treasured members of your family…Bring your kids and your pups as the Photoville Activity Tent transforms into a commercial studio.
Did you ever wish there was some photo-world superstar who would walk you around Photoville and show you their favorite work? Well this year, we’ve invited some of the most interesting and engaging folks in photography to lead the first ever Photoville Guided Tours!
Conflict Reporting: Safety and Security in the Field
This panel of journalists and practitioners will explore the radically changing landscape of conflict reporting over the past decade, including how the press industry is assessing and responding to these increased threats against press freedom, digital security and the lives of journalists worldwide.
Please join us for a pre-launch book signing for Daylight’s Fall 2015 titles including John Arsenault: Barmaid, Anna Beeke: Sylvania, Jesse Burke: Wild and Precious, Jess Dugan: Every Breath We Drew, Todd Forsgren: Ornithological Photographs, Lili Holzer-Glier: Rockabye, Malcolm Linton & Jon Cohen: Tomorrow is a Long Time.
For photographers, photo editors are gateways to getting their stories before a larger audience. This panel will look at the process from the photo editor’s perspective – we’ll dissect what it takes for a story to go from idea to print.
Documenting Natural Resources and Climate Change: Photography as a Tool for Education and Activating Change
In effort to create direct dialogue between journalists and policy makers, photographers Mustafah Abdulaziz and James Whitlow Delano will discuss their ongoing photography projects on water and climate change with moderator, Janos Pasztor, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Climate Change.
Artist Lori Nix, Lorie Novak and Rose DeSiano talk with critic and curator Saul Ostrow about contemporary photographers practices of “Re-Staging”. By employing handmade miniatures, reenacted theatrics and, elaborately staged room installations these three artists draw attention to the uncanny state of the real world.
Workshop: Sharp Shooters – Sports and Action Photography Workshop
In this new and interactive workshop, participants will venture out into the world and learn from experienced sports and action photographers how to capture the classic moments and get great shots from constantly moving subjects.
Inspired by memories of a middle school science fair, several incubator companies at the Made in NY Media Center will set up shop and show off what they can do in a classic, lo-fi environment. Join us for new technology demonstrations and activities!
Join POV for a sneak-preview of the film and a conversation with Angy, Mikaela Shwer, the director, Lauren Burke, co-founder and executive director of Atlas: DIY, moderated by Katia Maguire, producer at Quiet Pictures and director of Jessica Gonzales vs. the USA.
Thursday, September 17 – An Evening with The New York Times Lens Blog
Join The New York Times’ Lens blog for a night of projections featuring photographers from around the world. We’ve gone through our archives to curate a selection of some of our favorite work featured on Lens, including photos by Whitney Curtis, Eli Reed, Ernesto Bazan, Nancy Borowick, Phil Knott, Martha Cooper, Joni Sternbach and New York Times staff photographers.
PDN’s 30: Advice for Emerging Photographers from Emerging Photographers
Photographers featured in PDN’s 30: New and Emerging Photographers to watch will explain how they got their work seen and noticed, and offer advice for sharing, promoting and getting support for their personal projects.
Did you ever wish there was some photo-world superstar who would walk you around Photoville and show you their favorite work? Well this year, we’ve invited some of the most interesting and engaging folks in photography to lead the first ever Photoville Guided Tours!
Reporting Inside the Great Firewall: Photographers on Covering China
Many photojournalists rely on the basic protections of freedom of speech and freedom of the press to move freely, to access their subjects, and to bring their images to the public. But what is it like to photograph and report in the People’s Republic, where censorship is the norm and journalists often face more restrictions than regular citizens?
Workshop: Live from Brooklyn – Street Photography Workshop
In this workshop, our instructors will lead participants on a guided tour of Downtown Brooklyn/DUMBO in search of street scenes and cityscapes, and will offer insights on how to capture real life in still frames.
Did you ever wish there was some photo-world superstar who would walk you around Photoville and show you their favorite work? Well this year, we’ve invited some of the most interesting and engaging folks in photography to lead the first ever Photoville Guided Tours!
You’re invited on a photo hunt with the @nytimes Instagram team. On Saturday, Sept. 12, we’ll post a series of clues that will lead you through @Photoville and @brooklynbridgepark. Your task: Find the answers and photograph them. Post your pictures on Instagram with the hashtag #NYTPhotoHunt. We’ll be watching!
Friday, September 11 – Pictures That Provoke: Getty Images Celebrates Photographic Legacy
Getty Images Co-Founder and Chairman Jonathan Klein and special guests will tell the stories behind some of the world’s most amazing pictures and discuss what makes them so powerful. This session will bring to life the images featured in Getty’s Legacy Collection exhibition at Photoville.
Bring your portfolio, book or iPad, grab a beer, and get ready to get and give some unbiased feedback on your and your peers’ portfolios in this informal peer portfolio review event hosted by PhotoShelter.
Bringing Creativity to Life: An Exclusive Conversation with Sarah Silver & Diego Marini
Sarah and Diego will share an up close look inside the campaign’s creative process, lessons learned the hard way, plus tips for photographers looking to market themselves better and attract the clients they want.
SEO for Photographers: Tips to Conquer Google and Rank Higher
Jon will break down easy tips and tricks to help you build your SEO and rank higher on major search engines. Learn SEO do’s and don’ts, ideas to make SEO part of your daily workflow, and more. Bring your questions for Jon!
PR for Your Photography: The Secret to Getting Featured
In this exciting panel, hear directly from top photo editors from BuzzFeed and Esquire Magazine who share how they find photographers to highlight, plus exactly what they’re looking for. We’ll also talk to reps from firms including Blake Zidell & Associates and The Number 29 who share creative ideas to help you think outside the box and get featured.