[ WELCOME TO PHOTOVILLE ]

 

PHOTOVILLE is New York City’s FREE premier photo destination. Produced by United Photo Industries, the annual festival is a modular venue built from re-purposed shipping containers. By creating a physical platform for photographers of all stripes to come together and interact, Photoville provides a unique opportunity to engage with a diverse audience — a veritable cross-section of the world’s photographic community.

Photoville returns for a sixth year, in picturesque Brooklyn Bridge Plaza, from September 13-24, 2017. Once again, Brooklyn Bridge Plaza—located in Brooklyn Bridge Park in DUMBO beneath the majestic span of the Brooklyn Bridge— will be transformed into an immersive photography village populated by 55+ shipping containers repurposed into galleries.

Working with more than 90 curatorial partners, Photoville exhibits work by over 500 visual artists each year. In addition, the festival offers nighttime projection programs, hands-on workshops, an education day for New York City middle and high-school students (proudly supported by the New York City’s Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment), panel discussions and talks presented next door at St. Ann’s Warehouse, tents with vendors, family-friendly photo activities, publishers and gear demonstrations, a community photo book store run by Red Hook Editions, tintype portraits by the Penumbra Foundation, and a beer garden with a range of food vendors by Smorgasburg and Brooklyn Brewery beers. Photoville is open to the public—all ages, dogs included—free of charge, making it unlike any other photo festival in the world.

 

Immersion and interactivity are at the heart of what makes Photoville such a successful and popular event, allowing it to become the largest annual photographic event in New York City and among the most-attended photographic events nationwide. Photoville’s fifth edition (2016) in Brooklyn Bridge Park, welcomed over 83,000 visitors.

UNITED PHOTO INDUSTRIES ]

United Photo Industries, a New York based art-presenting organization, brings the photographic community together by producing photography installations and events in unique locations off the beaten path where the focus lies in content and is accessible to everyday people from all walks of life.

Launched in 2011 by Sam Barzilay, Dave Shelley, and Laura Roumanos, United Photo Industries has rapidly solidified its position in the public art landscape by consistently showcasing thought-provoking, challenging, and exceptional photography from across the globe.

Proudly devoted to cultivating strategic partnerships, creative collaborations, and community spirit, United Photo Industries has presented dozens of public art installations across the United States and worldwide in partnership with numerous agencies and organizations.

[ OUR TEAM ]

SAM BARZILAY

CREATIVE DIRECTOR & CO-FOUNDER

DAVE SHELLEY

CREATIVE PRODUCER & CO-FOUNDER

LAURA ROUMANOS

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER & CO-FOUNDER

TODD HERSHBERGER

SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER

AISLINN CURRY

LINE PRODUCER

Miguel Valderrama

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

JASMIN CHANG

EDUCATION & COMMUNITY OUTREACH PRODUCER

Jessica Bal

EDUCATION ASSOCIATE

VIKTOR KOEN

DESIGN DIRECTOR

Cailley Frank-Lehrer

VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

KRYSTAL GROW

PUBLIC WORKSHOP PRODUCER

NATHAN BETT

BEER GARDEN MANAGER

SKYLER REID

EVENING PROGRAMMING PRODUCER

ALEXIS PERCIVAL

PROJECT MANAGER

Aine Pennello

Áine Pennello

EDITORIAL MANAGER

MAJDA PUACA

WEBSITE ADMIN

Amy Wolff

DAYTIME PROGRAMMING PRODUCER

KAITLYN ELLISON

SOCIAL MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

Sara Stevens

OPERATIONS COORDINATOR

JOAN KOO

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

ANDRE FELICIANO

RESIDENT GARDENER

GILBERT

SENIOR VP OF SECURITY OPERATIONS