PHOTO: It Takes a Village of Visionaries to Bring Photoville to Life
BEHIND THE SCENES: PHOTOVILLE IN A SNAPSHOT
The creative team at United Photo Industries has big plans in store for Brooklyn Bridge Park again, and you’re invited to join the festivities for two jam-packed weekends. Gaining widespread praise and newfound fans in its second year, Photoville opens the gates tonight at 7 (Sept. 19) with nearly 50 exhibits, hands-on workshops, family friendly programming, lectures, nighttime screenings, projections and, of course, a very cool beer and food garden.
With an enviable view of Manhattan’s skyline as backdrop, the DIY pop-up destination along the pier quickly made a name for itself with a distinctive display of shipping containers transformed into curated exhibition spaces last year. The event is free and continues to draw crowds with a dizzying array of compelling projects from local and international photographers, including NBC News broadcast journalist Ann Curry this time around.
Visionaries Sam Barzilay, Laura Roumanos and Dave Shelley formed United Photo Industries in 2011, and work closely with emerging and mid-career photographers to promote and showcase visual narratives through curated exhibitions and projects in New York and around the world. I gladly returned as a Photoville volunteer this year, and encourage everyone to explore this exciting, new frontier created by a far-reaching community of artists.
Photoville NYC: http://photovillenyc.org/
United Photo Industries: http://unitedphotoindustries.com/