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Producers and co-founders Marcel Saba, Amy Wolff and Mathieu Young are pleased to bring you LIVE at Photoville, powered by PechaKucha. Join us for a fast-paced presentation by a unique group of cross-disciplined artists as they reveal their sources of creativity. Inspired by PechaKucha, each speaker presents 20 images for exactly 20 seconds each, creating a dynamic 7-minute presentation. What inspires their work? A person, place, idea or object?

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Featuring: Luján Agusti, Lia Clay, Ron Haviv, Stephanie Keith, Brent Lewis, Joshua Rashad McFadden, Matt Slaby, and Alice Wielinga

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Sunday, September 17 | 4:30PM – 6PM
Location: St. Ann’s Warehouse – 45 Water St DUMBO Brooklyn


Producers and co-founders Marcel Saba, Amy Wolff and Mathieu Young are pleased to bring you LIVE at Photoville, powered by PechaKucha. Join us for a fast-paced presentation by a unique group of cross-disciplined artists as they reveal their sources of creativity. Inspired by PechaKucha, each speaker presents 20 images for exactly 20 seconds each, creating a dynamic 7-minute presentation. What inspires their work? A person, place, idea or object?

Participants include: Luján Agusti, Lia Clay, Ron Haviv, Stephanie Keith, Brent Lewis, Joshua Rashad McFadden, Matt Slaby, and Alice Wielinga.


Luján Agusti was born in Puerto Madryn, Argentina in 1986. She currently lives and works in both Mexico and Argentina, developing long-term projects. Through her work, she explores issues of identity construction in relation to the territories and places we inhabit. Photography is her main language, using other disciplines to analyze the medium.

Lujan’s 2017 accomplishments include winning the Women Photograph + ONA Grant, the 2017 Emerging Artist Scholarship Recipient of Lucie Foundation, Winner of the CUARTOSCURO Foundry Workshop Scholarship (2017).

Lujan recently won the Women Photograph + ONA Grant in 2017. She was also selected as the 2017 Emerging Artist Scholarship Recipient of Lucie Foundation; the winner of CUARTOSCURO Foundry Workshop Scholarship (2017); the First Prize winner of the Book Call of Encontros da Imagem (Portugal, 2016); recipient of the Roberto Villagraz Fellowship of EFTI (Spain, 2016) and the Young Stimulus Prize of the ArtexArte Biennial (Argentina, 2015). She won second place in the contest of MEC, Museo en los Cerros (Jujuy, 2017) and was selected for the First Book Award of MACK Books (2016). She has been nominated for Joop Swart Masterclass (2016, 2017) of World Press Photo; and selected for the Eddie Adams Workshop (2017); the New York Portfolio Review (2017) and the XVII Photography Biennial of Centro de la Imagen (Mexico, 2016).

Her work has been exhibited internationally in Argentina, Mexico, Canada, the United States, Spain, and India, and has been published by media organizations including National Geographic, The New York Times Lens Blog, The New York Times en Español, The British Journal of Photography, Vice, de Volkskrant, El Pais, Fotofeminas, Lensculture, LAT Photo Magazine, MUD Magazine, among others. In 2016, she published her first photobook “Un montón de ropa” (“A pile of clothes”). She is member of Agencia ZUR (Argentina).

Lia Haley Clay is a transgender portrait and fashion photographer. Lia has photographed for projects such as Refinery29’s “Take Back The Beach” initiative, featuring individuals discussing the importance and meaning of safe space, and what it means to be trans at the beach. She has also photographed for a collaboration with Milk Makeup + LGBT Center of New York, Teen Vogue, Glamour Magazine, New York Times, and several others. Lia’s work focuses on intersectionality, and portraying trans stories from a trans perspective. Her work presents deeply saturated images with an abandonment of retouching, portraying raw portraiture of peers, lovers and personal muses. Lia currently works and lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Ron Haviv, an Emmy-nominated, award-winning photojournalist and co-founder of the photo agency VII, has dedicated his career to documenting conflict and raising awareness about human rights issues around the globe.

Haviv has covered more than 25 conflicts and worked more than 100 countries. His work has been featured in numerous museums and galleries, including the Louvre, the United Nations, and the Council on Foreign Relations. Haviv’s photographs are in collections at The Houston Museum of Fine Arts and George Eastman House among others, as well as numerous private collections.

His first photography book, Blood and Honey: A Balkan War Journal, was called “One of the best non-fiction books of the year” by The Los Angeles Times and “A chilling but vastly important record of a people’s suffering” by Newsweek. His other monographs are Afghanistan: The Road to Kabul and Haiti: 12 January 2010. His latest book, The Lost Rolls, was described by The Washington Post as “The magical photos recovered from over 200 lost rolls of film… An odd family photo album in which the kin are the people and places that have defined global politics and culture in the past quarter century.”

Stephanie Keith is a nationally and internationally published photographer. Working for Reuters and Getty, she covers breaking news and editorial features. In 2016, her photos from a Reuters assignment to cover the Dakota Access Pipeline protest at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation won several awards, including the Reuters Best Photos of the Year, The New York Times Pictures of the Year, NBC Best News Photos, and The Washington Post Pictures of the Year. Her work has been featured in many international publications and media outlets, including The New York Times, which published her photos on the cover of the newspaper four times from January 2015 to November 2016. In 2012, the Newswomen’s Club of New York chose her as their Newswomen of the Year for her “in the trenches” photographs of the Occupy Wall Street movement. She consistently garners spots in photos of the week from The Guardian, The Financial Times and The Atlantic. Much of her work focuses on protests, social issues and religion.

Brent Lewis is the Senior Photo Editor of ESPN’s The Undefeated, where he drives the visual language of the website based on the intersection of sports, race and culture. Before joining the dark side, he was a staff photojournalist at The Denver Post. Through the years, his photos have been used by the Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times, Associated Press, Forbes and Yahoo! News as well as in the RedEye, MetroMix and in the Chicago Reporter.

Brent lives in Washington D.C. with his wife Jasmine, son Koa, and dog London McGillicutty. Some of his favorite photographers, just in case you were wondering, are Henri Cartier-Bresson, Gordon Parks, Eli Reed and W. Eugene Smith.

Internationally recognized, award-winning artist and author Joshua Rashaad McFadden is originally from Rochester, New York. McFadden developed an interest in art as a child. During his undergraduate years at Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina, he began to make photographs as a fine art practice. McFadden continued to develop his photography, eventually attending Savannah College of Art and Design, where he obtained his Master of Fine Art.

McFadden combines his passion for civil and human rights with his passion for the arts. His series “After Selma” is based on the constant uprisings across America, caused by multiple recent incidents of police brutality and the murders of African-American men and women. For this series, McFadden was named one of the top emerging talents in the world by LensCulture and received the first place International Photography Award (IPA) in 2015. He won the first place IPA award again in 2016 for his series and book, “Come to Selfhood”. McFadden has since been published in EyesOpen Magazine, Slate Magazine and The New York Times. In 2017, McFadden was recognized by TIME Magazine as one of “12 African-American Photographers You Should Follow Right Now”.

Joshua Rashaad McFadden is the recipient of the 2017 FENCE Jury Choice Award where he was awarded a $5,000 Grant plus an exhibition at Photoville.

Matt Slaby is a co-founder of Luceo. He spent his earlier years as a firefighter, an EMT, and a lawyer, before finding his true passion of using visual media and storytelling to advocate for the greater good. He has two cats (both fat), secretly enjoys listening to bachata music, and looks a lot scarier than he actually is.



Alice Wielinga graduated from the School of Fine Arts, St. Joost Breda in the Netherlands as a documentary photographer. With “North Korea: A Life Between Propaganda and Reality,” she won the Photo Folio Review at the Rencontres d’Arles 2014 and first prize at the Fine Art section of the Moscow International Foto Award in 2015. Her personal projects took her from China to Cuba and recently to Pakistan. “North Korea: A Life Between Propaganda and Reality” was part of the group show, “North Korean Perspectives” at the Museum of Contemporary Photography (Chicago, USA) and the Drents Museum (Assen, the Netherlands). This summer, her project is being shown during “(Im)possible to see: North Korea” at The Lumière Brothers Center of Photography (Moscow, Russia). The workbook of this project was part of the exhibition “L’Art se livre” at the Musée des Beaux-Arts Le Locle (Le Locle, Switzerland). Opening September 2017, her work will be part of “Donne & Fotografia” in Udine (Italy), an exhibition on the “150 female photographers, who have profoundly revolutionized and influenced the history of twentieth century photography.”



Climates in Conflict

Presented by: Laura Heaton, Nichole Sobecki and Charlie Sennott

SATURDAY, Sept 16 | 3PM – 4PM

Global warming no longer feels like a threat just for future generations. Extreme weather and rising temperatures are destabilizing communities across the globe and pus...
Like many other countries worldwide, there is a stereotype in Peru that trans women are only capable of working as hairdressers or sex workers. But, because of high competition for salon work and the need to pay for studies, many trans women are relegated to prostitution. Here Camila, left, gets out of a taxi after a long night of dancing. //// Latin America leads the world in homicides of transgender people due to toxic societal forces that stigmatize them--most don't live past 35. My ongoing project documents life-threatening challenges facing trans women in this region. Though IÕm an outsider to the issues trans women face, through my years of documenting this community, I have built strong relationships centered on trust between myself and the women I have photographed. My long-term commitment to this community has allowed me to intimately document often difficult issues, such as violence, substance abuse, family and friendship dynamics, health struggles, and the loss of a loved one. Because of my perspective as an outsider, I am especially sensitive to how my pictures portray this community. As a way to combat tropes in traditional media that show trans women as hyper-sexualized, deconstructed objects only capable of prostitution, I have focused on their personal lives with friends, family, and partners rather than their lives on the streets. When photographing the streets, I strive to convey the tight-knit connections between them, the abuse by law enforcement, the discomforts of prostitution, or the quiet, quirky moments that are hidden from mainstream media. When outsiders fail to show the larger picture, and only focus on what is sensational, we are narrowly constructing people and society will fail to understand the important nuances of a situation that they might be quick to judge.

Reclaiming Photography

Presented by: Laura Beltrán Villamizar, Shahidul Alam, Austin Merrill, Daniella Zalcman, Tara Pixley, Brent Lewis

SATURDAY, Sept 16 | 12PM – 1PM

A panel discussion from the founding members of RECLAIM: an alliance of The Everyday Projects, Native Agency, Majority World, Women Photograph, and Diversify Photo. Re...

A Picture of America: Privilege, Race & The Era of Trump

Presented by: Sheila Pree Bright, Danny Wilcox Frazier

SATURDAY, Sept 16 | 1:30PM – 2:30PM

Explore the lives of individuals and communities that are often unseen, through the perspective of renowned photographers Sheila Pree Bright and Danny Wilcox Frazier. ...