Photoville

Opening Day Community Celebration

Opening Day Community Celebration

Join us to celebrate the opening of the 11th annual Photoville Festival with our

Community Celebration!

Starting at 1pm on Saturday, June 4, with a rain date of June 5

 

This can’t-be-missed FREE visual storytelling event will incorporate all the usual festival fun into one jam-packed day in Brooklyn Bridge Park. There is something for everyone:

The evening will round out with a musical performance presented by Haiti Cultural Exchange, tunes from DJ LiKWUiD, and a special evening program from Black Shutter Photography featuring Idris Solomon in discussion with all-star photographers Melissa Alexander, Laylah Amatullah Barrayn, Keith Major, and Jeffrey Henson Scales.

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OPening Day Schedule

Time
Activity
Location
ALL DAY

Leica Camera Programming at the Leica Camera Pavilion

 

Learn more and ignite your passion for photography with Leica Camera at Photoville!

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 1
ALL DAY

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Programming and Demos

 

Come by the Adobe Tent and join for demos featuring “before and after” photos—see what is possible!

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 1
ALL DAY

Family Activities

 

Drop by for Family Activities with our amazing partners at Creatively Wild and ICP

Harbor View Lawn – Pier 1
ALL DAY

Tintype Studio

 

Stop by Penumbra Foundation’s Tintype Booth to have your portrait taken and learn more about the historic 19th century photo process!

Harbor View Lawn – Pier 1
1:00 - 2:00 pm

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Photowalk with Tomás Karmelo Amaya

 

Photowalk with Tomás Karmelo Amaya — born for the A:shiwi, Rarámuri, and Yoeme tribes, Tomás Karmelo Amaya is a creative director, filmmaker, writer, visual artist, and Indigenous Futurist.

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 1
1:00 - 3:00 pm

Frame to Table: Tabletop Styling with Robin Zachary

 

Learn to build and shoot a photo-worthy place setting from the ground up with Prop Stylist Robin Zachary at West Elm DUMBO!

West Elm DUMBO
1:00 - 3:00 pm

Leica Camera Photowalk with Jose Tutiven

 

Discover the art of environmental portraiture using Brooklyn as your backdrop in an engaging photowalk with Jose “Tutes” Tutiven.

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 1
1:00 - 6:00 pm

Say Cheese with Creatively Wild!

 

What do you see through the lens of your imagination? Decorate your own cardboard “camera” and then, with the help of Creatively Wild’s teaching artists, draw the images you see in your imagination into the display of your camera! Let’s go creatively wild!

Harbor View Lawn – Pier 1
1:30 - 3:00 pm

Photoville Founders’ Curated Tour

 

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

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 1
2:00 - 5:00 pm

Drop-in Family Zine-making Activity with ICP

 

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.

Harbor View Lawn – Pier 1
2:00 - 6:00 pm

Throned: An Interactive Photo Booth by Tiffany Smith

 

Visit SVACE and Tiffany Smith Studio at the Throned interactive photo booth — featuring a wicker throne chair, custom backdrop, plants, and props highlighting plant life from the Caribbean. The public will have the opportunity to have a free portrait taken by Tiffany Smith!

Harbor View Lawn – Pier 1
2:30 - 3:30 pm

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Photowalk with Piyatat Primtongtrakul

 

Photowalk with Piyatat Primtongtrakul — from Chiang Mai, Thailand — who has found a new way to express his creativity, inspired by the raw nature and authenticity of everyday moments.

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 1
2:30 - 4:30 pm

Envisioning DUMBO Photography Workshop with ICP

 

Join ICP for a hands-on imagemaking activity for all ages! Participants will learn basic photographic techniques and use whatever imagemaking device they have to celebrate the people, places, and things that make DUMBO come to life!

Harbor View Lawn – Pier 1
3:00 - 5:00 pm

Along The DUMBO Waterfront Photography Workshop with ICP

 

Join ICP for a workshop by award-winning and internationally exhibited photographer Lynn Saville, introducing students to the magic of taking photographs along New York’s waterways — with a focus on the DUMBO waterfront!

Harbor View Lawn – Pier 1
4:00 - 5:00 pm

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Photowalk with Tristan Zhou

 

Photowalk with Tristan Zhou — Japanese by birth, Tristan lived in China from the age of 11 and now works as a freelancer in Seattle — where he captures arresting architectural images.

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 1
5:00 - 7:00 pm

Leica Camera Stunts & Stills Photowalk

 

Capture movement while chasing light in an action-packed parkour photowalk with Brooklyn-based photographer, Ben Franke, along with local athletes.

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 1
4:30 - 5:00 PM

Photowalk with Jeffrey Henson Scales

 

Photographer and New York Times editor, Jeffrey Henson Scales, discusses the recently-discovered photographs he made as a teenager in the 1960s Oakland of the Black Panthers from his upcoming book, In A Time of Panthers.

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 1
5:00 - 6:00 pm

Educator Happy Hour

 

Educating the next generation of imagemakers is a major priority for the Photoville community, and we’d like to welcome all educators to mingle and discuss how we can advance photography and image-based lessons in the classroom!

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 1
5:30 - 6:30 pm

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Photowalk with Alixe Lay

 

Photowalk with Alixe Lay — Alixe is a Malaysian-born photographer based in London. Interior spaces and travel are her passions.

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 1
6:00 - 7:00 pm

Haiti Cultural Exchange presents Mizik Ayiti! featuring Beethova Obas

 

In partnership with Photoville, Haiti Cultural Exchange presents Mizik Ayiti! featuring renowned Haitian artist Beethova Obas. A fusion of Haitian troubadour and jazz, along with Brazilian and Cuban music, Beethova’s unique sound, accompanied by his profound lyrics, have inspired generations.

Harbor View Lawn – Pier 1
7:30 - 9:00 pm

Behind the Shutter with Photoville and Black Shutter Podcast

 

Behind the Shutter is a live visual storytelling event that gives Black Shutter Productions’ guests an opportunity to talk about their work and their process of making images.

Harbor View Lawn – Pier 1
9:00 - 10:00 pm

DJ LiKWUiD

 

Closing out our community celebration, we’ll have longtime friend and internationally renowned groove-maker DJ LiKWUiD playing us out through the end of the evening.

Harbor View Lawn – Pier 1

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