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Sam Barzilay

Sam Barzilay

Serving as United Photo Industries’ Creative Director, Sam Barzilay is also the co-founder of Photoville. Prior to founding United Photo Industries and launching the United Photo Industries Gallery, he was the Director of the New York Photo Festival. In his dual capacity as curator and festival organizer, he has had the pleasure and privilege of curating photo exhibitions and lecturing on current trends in contemporary photography as far afield as China, Greece, USA, and Japan. He has served as juror, nominator, and reviewer for the Prix Pictet, Les Rencontres d’Arles, Houston FotoFest, and the New York Photo Awards, among others.

Current Exhibitions Featuring Sam Barzilay

Street Errands

1 MetroTech
 on show

Presented by Brookfield Properties, in partnership with Photoville

KangHee Kim’s work takes the viewer to another world with her series of collaged photographs entitled Street Errands.

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Archive Exhibitions Featuring Sam Barzilay

A Matter of Time: Returning to Antarctica in the time of Covid

Winter Garden Gallery, Brookfield Place
 archive : 2022

Presented by Arts Brookfield, in partnership with Photoville

It was the longest night of the year here on the Weddell Sea. On the solstice, the sunset and sunrise happen side by side on the horizon — only two hours apart. The colors of the sunset merged into the colors of the sunrise. It felt surreal — the neon colors, the symmetry, and the pieces of ice — like a dream on a distant planet.

 

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ABC(orona)

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Piers 1,2,3,5 & 6
 archive : 2020

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

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Spanish Harlem: El Barrio in the ’80s

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2019

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.

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Growing Up Amelia

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2019

Through photographing adventures undertaken with her daughter, the artist blurs the lines between human and animal, where animals are part of our world and humans are part of theirs.

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The Wall

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2018

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.

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Voyage à Dakar

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2018

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.

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Focal Points: 2017 Catchlight Fellows

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2018

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.

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Cardboard Castle

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2017

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.

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CHARLOTTESVILLE & BEYOND

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2017

This is 2017. How can there still be rallies advocating hate? How can this mindset still exist? Where do we draw the line between “free speech” and “hate speech”?

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Killing the Black Snake: Resistance at Standing Rock

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2017

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.

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Political Theatre

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2016

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.

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You Are You

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 5 Uplands
 archive : 2014

You Are You documents an annual weekend summer camp for gender non-conforming children and their families. This camp offers a temporary safe haven where children can freely express their interpretations of gender alongside their parents and siblings without feeling the need to look over their shoulders.

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Head On Portrait Prize 2014

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 5 Uplands
 archive : 2014

Head On Portrait Prize was established in 2004 with the aim of giving the public and photographers, both well and less known, more opportunities to view and exhibit high quality photographic portraits. Today it is one of the biggest and most respected annual displays of portraiture in Australia and the pivotal part of Head On Photo Festival, Australia’s leading photography festival.

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Za’atari

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 5 Uplands
 archive : 2014

The Syrian war has created an unprecedented refugee crisis with millions of Syrians displaced. More than 100,000 of them live on a barren stretch of dirt in northern Jordan at the Zaatari refugee camp, now the second largest refugee camp in the world. Four photographers from the NOOR agency documented daily life in the camp.

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Red Hook: A Journey Through Our Lens

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 5 Uplands
 archive : 2014

This spring, 15 young people from neighborhoods across Brooklyn were able to participate in a digital photography internship that taught a documentary style of photography focused on issues related to their neighborhoods and self-exploration. The goals of this program were to empower participants, develop their personal voice as artists, and teach them to harness the power of visual storytelling.

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501 Photographs

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 5 Uplands
 archive : 2013

“I’ve been taking photographs since I was in high school. I’ve got a terrible memory and a tendency towards voyeurism. I was also born with a mild binocular vision disorder which means that essentially I have no depth perception and see the world mostly flat, like a photograph. But that’s not really important.”

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Model Release

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 5 Uplands
 archive : 2013

Model Release presents a carefully curated selection of the most sought-after haircuts, performed at the Astor Place Barber Shop, circa 1985.

 

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How Sandy Hit Rockaway

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 5 Uplands
 archive : 2013

Almost a year after Hurricane Sandy hit the coastal areas of New York and New Jersey, the road to recovery is still long and hard. With so many images in the mass media depicting landscapes of devastation and disaster immediately after Hurricane Sandy, How Sandy Hit Rockaway focuses on the people affected by the disaster and the unique obstacles to recovery facing each individual.

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Elliniko

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 3
 archive : 2012

Elliniko” is an ongoing project by Greek photographer Alexandros Lambrovassilis, documenting the declining state of the former international airport of Athens. A once powerful symbol of an era that marked Greece’s transition to modernity the airport’s infrastructure was effectively abandoned in 2001, despite its underlying real estate value.

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Archive Sessions and Events Featuring Sam Barzilay

Sep 282014

Whose space, Our space! Photography in Public Space

Photographers are turning their documentary images into large-scale public photography displays. The choice to mount site-specific exhibitions imbues the photographs with added layers of meaning. Who owns the space? Who is its intended audience? And who is forced to see and live with it daily?

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Sep 292013

The FotoVisura Annual: A Night Projection

This exhibition seeks to showcase outstanding personal projects by photographers worldwide—who also demonstrate the characteristics of leadership, dedication, commitment and interest in taking action by using their images to bring about awareness to a specific cause or situation in today’s world. Each project is the result of individual voices resonating worldwide. This projection celebrates emerging leaders in photography, who are part of the FotoVisura International community.

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Sep 292013

Community Collaborations

In community-based art and participatory photography programs, artists collaborate with people whose lives directly inform the subject matter. Photography is used to express collective meaning, help participants find their voice, and build community. Panelists will discuss their work in the field and the challenges they face.

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Sep 222013

The FotoVisura Annual: A Night Projection

Photography, as a mode of communication, has a particular quality of addressing us without speaking down to us. The distance between viewer and subject can be reconciled with the intimacy of studying and inspecting each detail of a photograph. This exhibition seeks to inspire dialogue & quiet conversations with the viewer, transcending cultural and political boundaries.

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Sep 212013

Artist Talk: Anais Lopez

Only in Burundi is a collaborative project by photographer Anais Lopez and writer Eva Smallegange. Lopez will talk about the story behind the project Only in Burundi and her voyage to discover Burundi trough all the layers of its society. She will elaborate on how this project came to be and discuss how artists can get projects published as an artist in these trying times.

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