Photoville is a New York-based non-profit organization that works to promote a wider understanding and increased access to the art of photography for all.
Founded in 2011 in Brooklyn, NY, Photoville was built on the principles of addressing cultural equity and inclusion, which we are always striving for, by ensuring that the artists we exhibit are diverse in gender, class, and race.
In pursuit of its mission, Photoville produces an annual, city-wide open air photography festival in New York City, a wide range of free educational community initiatives, and a nationwide program of public art exhibitions.
By activating public spaces, amplifying visual storytellers, and creating unique and highly innovative exhibition and programming environments, we join the cause of nurturing a new lens of representation.
Through creative partnerships with festivals, city agencies, and other nonprofit organizations, Photoville offers visual storytellers, educators, and students financial support, mentorship, and promotional & production resources, on a range of exhibition opportunities.
Who we work with
We have worked with hundreds of organizations, companies, and foundations to curate, commission, and produce exhibitions and events. Here is a selection of our current partners:
Photoville is grateful for the generosity of government, foundation and individual donors, whose support is fundamental to our mission.
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council and Councilmember Lincoln Restler | New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature | PhotoWings | William Talbott Hillman Foundation | Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation