Free admission (all visitors, all hours)
United Photo Industries brings Photoville to picturesque Brooklyn Bridge Plaza for it’s sixth year, transforming the park into an immersive photography village populated by more than 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.
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 sixth edition is expected to welcome more than 90,000 visitors over the course of nine days, providing participating photographers with an unparalleled opportunity to have their work seen. No other museum, gallery or festival exposes work by such a wide range of artists and photojournalists to so many people in so little time, for free.