Thank you for visiting Photoville 2018!


We are thrilled to report that we welcomed more than 95,000 visitors to Photoville 2018 to see 92 exhibitions stacked underneath the stunning Bridge in Brooklyn Bridge Park this year.

We are so grateful to each and every one of you for joining us, whether you’re a seasoned Photoville vet, or a new addition to our family. Together you all experienced our exhibitions, talks, workshops, and evening programs, as you thoughtfully engaged with countless stories and eagerly conversed 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 acknowledge 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 perspectives; to all our workshop teachers; 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.

A shout-out also goes to our host and founding partners Brooklyn Bridge Park, and our co-founding partners Two Trees Management and Photo District News for being there from the very beginning. Hats off to our friends and marquee partners Leica Camera, the New York City Mayor’s Office for Media and Entertainment, PhotoWings, the DUMBO Business Improvement District, The Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York, and our soul-partners, Smorgasburg, and all our wonderful food vendors and Brooklyn Brewery who kept everyone well-fed, “hydrated” and happy through it all!

We’re giving a huge round of applause to our troupe of over 200 volunteers who donated their time and energy to Photoville. Our festival would not be possible without them answering your questions, manning our information stations, and a slew of other crucial tasks — all for the love of Photoville!

Last but certainly not least, we thank our incredible staff of rockstar team members who put so much heart, thought, and creativity into producing and building Photoville.

If you would like to make sure Photoville returns next year, please share this message and if you have a chance to donate a few dollars (or more), your contribution will be forever appreciated and put to good use!

Each and every one of you played a part in making Photoville a truly special and magical destination. We can say without a doubt that this was the best Photoville yet, and we are happy, proud, (exhausted), inspired, and honored to have welcomed you all to Photoville 2018.

Lots of love & gratitude,
Sam, Dave, Laura, and the entire United Photo Industries & Photoville Team

p.s. thank you to the Penumbra Foundation for taking our Annual Team Tin Type Portrait! We love having you as part of our Photoville Tribe!







Federal Project 2

Featuring: Wendy Red Star, Tommy Kha, Mark Steinmetz, Sofia Valiente, Damon Davis, Barry Stone, Leanne Shapton, Shane Lavalette

Presented by Topic Studios

Federal Project 2 offers a diverse group of American artists a chance to reflect upon and expand American art and storytelling, ultimately honing in on the spirit and i...