[ Wow, what a phenomenal two weeks! ]


More than 90,000 visitors came to Photoville in the incredible Brooklyn Bridge Park this year and we were absolutely blown away by the crowds under the bridge.

We are so grateful to each and every one of you for visiting, whether you’re a certified Photovillain who’s come year after year, or a new addition to the Photoville family. Thank you for coming to our exhibitions, talks, workshops and evening programs; for thoughtfully engaging with countless stories and for eagerly conversing with friends old and new. Your time here is a true testament to the power of visual storytelling and its ability to open minds and hearts.

We also want to thank our amazing programming partners, who generously brought their ideas and creativity to Photoville. Thank you to all our photographers, curators and writers for your thought-provoking and inspiring photography projects; to all our panel presenters for sharing your experiences; to all our workshop teachers for teaching us new hands-on skills; to all our walking tour guides for generously offering your personal insights and experiences; to all the artists, schools and organizations that participated in Education Day; and to our best friends SmorgasburgBrooklyn Brewery, and all our wonderful food vendors who kept everyone well-fed, “hydrated” and happy through it all!

Lots of love,
Sam, Dave, Laura, Gilbert, and the entire Photoville Team
(who all say “thank you” and “until next year!”)


The Fence

Featuring: the artists of THE FENCE 2017 and the Colorado, New England, New Mexico, and Triangle Regional Showcases

WEDNESDAY, Sept 13 | 9:15 PM

Please join us for a screening of THE FENCE 2017 and the announcement of the People’s Choice winner. THE FENCE is an annual call for entries to produce an outdoor phot...



Finding Home

Featuring: Lynsey Addario, Aryn Baker, Francesca Trianni

Presented by Pulitzer Center & TIME

Following the lives of four Syrian refugee mothers and their babies, from the day these women gave birth, through their newborns' all-important milestones: first smiles...





For the fifth year in a row, PhotoShelter’s Luminance returns to Photoville as a full-day conference showcasing insights and resources for building your photography business.

Join us at The Studio at St. Ann’s Warehouse for discussions with top industry professionals including tips on getting more money from your existing work, how to develop your signature brand, a behind-the-scenes look at a major ad campaign, and a special conversation with Dr. Deborah Willis!


The full day pass ($25) includes admission to all six panels, in addition to breakfast, boxed lunch, and admission to the peer review happy hour.



Free workshops, interactive events, and walking tours return to Photoville for another year of inspiring, accessible, photo fun!

We’re teaming up with new friends and fan favorites—providing practical, skills-based instruction in some of photography’s most sought-after markets and led by some of the most talented working photographers in the industry. Workshop highlights include a street photography workshop led by Spencer Platt, and a special workshop with Ron Haviv; a female-led sports photography workshop with Getty Images staff photographer Elsa Garrison and ESPN Senior Photo Editor Julianne Viracchi; and a portrait photography workshop with the celebrated portrait photographer Josh Lehrer, official photographer of “Hamilton”.