Featuring: United Photo Industries co-founder Laura Roumanos and her daughter Violet
Presented byUnited Photo Industries
Saturday, September 21 | 4:00PM – 5:00PM
Meets at Photoville New Dock Street Entrance
United Photo Industries co-founder Laura Roumanos and her daughter Violet share some of Photoville’s family-focused events, activities, and exhibitions.
Originally hailing from Sydney, Australia—where she graduated from the prestigious National Institute of Dramatic Arts — Laura Roumanos worked as a producer and arts administrator, before making the big move to New York City to join the Manhattan Theatre Club. She then headed over to St. Ann’s Warehouse, where she was the General Manager for several years, producing and presenting large scale international theatre, music, and art events.
Laura is currently the executive producer and co-founder of United Photo Industries (UPI) and Photoville, where she has produced over 300 photo exhibitions and public projects throughout the world, including: Hamburg, Tokyo, Łódź, Sydney, and Shanghai, and has brokered partnerships with over 100 entities including National Geographic, Instagram, TIME Magazine, The Pulitzer Center, NYC Parks, and the NYC Department of Transportation, to name a few.
UPI has recently been working with the United Nations, producing and curating seventeen large scale exhibitions at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul. They are also working on a longterm global project on migration to be completed in 2019.
While spearheading UPI, Laura also recently served as the senior producer for the Future of StoryTelling Festival in New York City, and has in the last six years, worked at various wonderful nonprofit institutions, such as Creative Time as their senior producer, and she has been moonlighting as the line producer and director of operations for the World Science Festival, on a freelance basis.
Laura also continues to consult, manage, and produce numerous theatrical shows and events throughout New York City, including highlights such as producing Karen O’s new Psycho Opera for The Creators Project, and VICE Media in 2011 at St. Ann’s Warehouse, including a subsequent tour to the Sydney Opera House.
Laura also recently produced the Opening Ceremony spring fashion show play 100% Lost Cotton, written by Spike Jonze & Jonah Hill, and directed by Jonze at The Metropolitan Opera, and Bryce Dessner’s and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus’ Black Mountain Songs show at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, (BAM) which toured internationally.
Laura Roumanos has built a reputation in the New York arts scene as someone to go to for consultation and advice regarding public art, and multi-disciplinary projects across all mediums.