Photoville

Opening Weekend Community Celebration

Opening Weekend Community Celebration

Join us to celebrate the opening of the 13th annual Photoville Festival with our

Community Celebration!

Starting at 12pm on Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2

 

This can’t-be-missed FREE visual storytelling event will incorporate all the usual festival fun into one jam-packed weekend in Brooklyn Bridge Park.

 

We’re pulling out all the stops with two full days of family-friendly activities, carefully curated photography workshops for professionals and lovers of the craft, engaging tours, and a powerfully captivating night of visual storytelling. There is something for everyone:

Leica Camera workshops, a Penumbra tintype portrait booth, family activities with Creatively Wild, safety workshops designed for visual journalists with ACOS Alliance and Committee to Protect Journalists, workshops with the International Center of Photography, artist-led walking tours with Adobe, and specially curated tours with festival artists and curators. Not to mention, our Educator Community Happy Hour on the Brooklyn Waterfront. If you find yourself hungry, we’ve got you covered with delicious bites at the Smorgasburg Pop Up.

As the summer sun sets, the evening will come alive with our special “We Are Happy To Inspire You” celebration, showcasing new and emerging talents and photography projects from around the world! Join us as we close out with this special commemoration of a summer dedicated to visual storytelling!

Have a question? Read our FAQ!

Weekend Schedule

Time
Activity
Location

 

SATURDAY

Saturday, ALL DAY

Leica Camera Pavilion

 

Discover the allure of Leica photography at Photoville through curated photowalks and inspiring discussions complemented by a Leica on Loan program. From movement at the stillpoint to environmental portraiture, you’ll experience Leica photography and guidance by acclaimed Leica photographers.

Saturday, ALL DAY

Adobe Photo Booth

 

We look forward to seeing you at our Adobe Photo Booth at Photoville! Our photographer will take a couple of fun photos and our team will show you a few magic tricks to really make your photo pop. Then we will send you the images as you leave the tent!

Saturday, 12:00 - 7:00 PM

Tintype Studio

 

Penumbra has been making tintypes at Photoville for over a decade. 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. Guests can sign up to have their portrait made through this historical process and will walk away that day with their own unique heirloom.

Penumbra Tintype Studio
Saturday, 12:30 - 3:30 PM

Wet Nose Pawject Paw-Pup

 

Let the Best In Show strut their stuff in Wet Nose Pawject’s Paw-Pup Pawtrait Studio.

Photoville Pavilion
Saturday, 1:00 - 2:00 PM

The Intent vs. The Effect with Ismail Ferdous

 

Leica presents The Intent vs. The Effect with Ismail Ferdous, a discussion that inquires how an artist shapes a project to convey their story vs. how an audience then perceives the work once it is released into the world.

Photoville Pavilion
Saturday, 1:00 - 4:00 PM

Drop-In Zine-Making Family Activity

 

Come join us at the ICP tent for some zine-making! Learn how to make your own zines (mini-magazine) using recycled and repurposed images through collage and collaboration with ICP faculty and alum, Roy Baizan. No prior registration necessary.

ICP Tent
Saturday, 2:00 - 3:00 PM

Photoville Team Curated Tour with Koren

 

Put on your walking shoes and join the Photoville team on a curated tour of the Photoville Festival!

Photoville Information Booth
Saturday, 2:15 - 3:15 PM

Adobe Lighroom Classroom

 

Come join us at the Photoville Pavilion, to check out demos featuring “before and after” photos from our Adobe Creative Ambassadors.

Photoville Pavilion
Saturday, 3:00 - 4:00 PM

A Perspective on Self Expression with Mark Asuncion

Explore Brooklyn and further develop your perspective in this engaging photo walk with Mark Asuncion.

Leica Camera Pavilion
Saturday, 3:45 - 4:45 PM

INSPIRED LIVE

INSPIRED LIVE provides a platform for a unique group of cross-disciplined artists and industry professionals to reveal their sources of inspiration. In these fast-paced, 6-minute presentations, speakers select 15 images which stay on screen for 20 seconds each.

Photoville Pavilion
Saturday, 4:00 - 6:00 PM

Herbalism: Cyanotype Workshop with Medicinal Herbs

 

Create cyanotypes on fabric and paper to capture the souls of medicinal herbs, led by Cinthya Santos-Briones.

Family Activity Tent
Saturday, 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Photoville Team Curated Tour with Sam

 

Put on your walking shoes and join the Photoville team on a curated tour of the Photoville Festival!

Photoville Information Booth
Saturday, 4:30 - 6:00 PM

ICP Portfolio Reviews

 

Receive key feedback and guidance on next steps with your photographs and stories from ICP staff and faculty! RSVP in advance.

ICP Tent
Saturday, 5:00 - 6:00 PM

Diversify Photo Happy Hour and Slideshow

Join us at the Opening Day Community Celebration to admire a selection of member work on the big screen and to socialize with friends and members of our Diversify Photo community!

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Empire Fulton Ferry Lawn
Saturday, 5:00 - 6:00

Educator Happy Hour

The Photoville Educator Happy Hour is an informal way to connect with educators and art practitioners in the Photoville Education network at Brooklyn Bridge Park for the Opening Weekend Celebration at Photoville 2024!

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Empire Fulton Ferry Lawn
Saturday, 5:00 - 6:00 PM

Perspective is Power: Leica Women Foto Project Panel

 

Learn more about the projects of the 2024 Leica Women Foto Project awardees and their photographic journey.

Photoville Pavilion
Saturday, 7:00 - 9:00 PM

Opening Night at Photoville!

 

Join us for an evening of music, community, and beautiful visual storytelling as we celebrate how photography captures and reflects our histories.

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Empire Fulton Ferry Lawn

 

SUNDAY

 

Sunday, ALL DAY

Leica Camera Pavilion

 

Discover the allure of Leica photography at Photoville through curated photowalks and inspiring discussions complemented by a Leica on Loan program. From movement at the stillpoint to environmental portraiture, you’ll experience Leica photography and guidance by acclaimed Leica photographers.

Sunday, ALL DAY

Adobe Photo Booth

 

We look forward to seeing you at our Adobe Photo Booth at Photoville! Our photographer will take a couple of fun photos and our team will show you a few magic tricks to really make your photo pop. Then we will send you the images as you leave the tent!

Sunday, 11:00 - 1:00 PM

Safety 101 for Visual Journalists

 

This practical two-hour workshop offers visual journalists an introduction to safety as a pillar of professionalism, providing them with the essential tools and knowledge needed to adhere to safety best practices.

Photoville Pavilion
Sunday, 11:30 - 1:30 PM

ICP Brooklyn Bridge Walking Tour

 

Hone your street photography skills with a hands-on photo walk across the Brooklyn Bridge!

Photoville Pavilion
Sunday, 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Cameras & Coffee with Brandon Ruffin

 

Cameras and Coffee,  a gathering bringing together photographers, filmmakers, and multidisciplinary creatives with Brandon Ruffin presented by Leica Camera.

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Empire Fulton Ferry Lawn
Sunday, 12:00 - 5:00 PM

Family Activities with Creatively Wild!

 

Awesome Project of the Day: What do you see through the lens of your imagination? Let’s go Creatively Wild!

Family Activity Tent
Sunday, 12:00 - 7:00 PM

Tintype Studio

 

Penumbra has been making tintypes at Photoville for over a decade. 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. Guests can sign up to have their portrait made through this historical process and will walk away that day with their own unique heirloom.

Penumbra Tintype Studio
Saturday, 1:00 - 2:00 PM

Environmental Portraiture with Jose Tutiven

 

Discover the art of environmental portraiture at Photoville in an engaging photowalk with Jose “Tutes” Tutiven.

Leica Camera Pavilion
Sunday, 1:30 - 3:30 PM

ICP Portfolio Reviews

 

Receive key feedback and guidance on next steps with your photographs and stories from ICP staff and faculty! RSVP in advance.

ICP Tent
Sunday, 1:30 - 2:30 PM

Photoville Team Curated Tour with Laura

 

Put on your walking shoes and join the Photoville team on a curated tour of the Photoville Festival!

Photoville Information Booth
Sunday, 2:30 - 4:30 PM

Safely Covering the U.S. Elections

 

A practical 2-hour workshop presenting visual journalists with key digital and physical safety tools for covering the U.S. elections and election-related events.

Photoville Pavilion
Sunday, 3:00 - 5:00 PM

Polaroid Emulsion Transfer Workshop with Photodom

 

Learn the art of polaroid emulsion transfer! During this workshop, the Photodom Team will show you how to safely transfer your Polaroid images onto watercolor paper.

ICP Tent
Sunday, 3:30 - 4:30 PM

Photoville Team Curated Tour with Suchan

 

Put on your walking shoes and join the Photoville team on a curated tour of the Photoville Festival!

Photoville Information Booth
Sunday, 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Stunts & Stills Photowalk

 

Join Leica Camera at Photoville to experience an action-packed parkour photowalk with Brooklyn-based photographer, Ben Franke.

Leica Camera Pavilion
Sunday, 5:00 - 6:00 PM

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classroom

 

Come join us at the Photoville Pavilion, to check out demos featuring “before and after” photos from our Adobe Creative Ambassadors.

Adobe Photo Booth

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