Photo by Brian Skerry, as featured in "Secret Life of Whales." Courtesy of Photoville.

Free admission (all visitors, all hours)


Brooklyn-based nonprofit Photoville recently announced Photoville NYC 2021 (September 18 – December 1, 2021), marking the festival’s 10th anniversary, and its second year bringing photography to every borough of New York City. Proudly supported by countless partners, including 10-year anniversary partner Leica Camera, the festival celebrates and showcases photographers and organizations from New York and around the world, and vitally broadens the possibilities of art experienced beyond museum and gallery spaces.

Working with more than 75 curatorial and programming partners, Photoville NYC 2021 exhibits work by more than 300 visual artists. This year’s exhibitions include works from photographers from around the world, including projects that have been featured in “The New York Times” and “National Geographic.” A full list of the exhibitions can be found here.

Many exhibitions will be accompanied by live and on-demand programming online for photo-lovers of all ages. Panel discussions will give added depth to many of these exhibitions, with artists and industry leaders addressing some of the most compelling topics and photo stories of the moment.

This year’s programming includes a series of workshops hosted by Adobe for photographers looking to expand their skill-sets using Adobe’s industry-leading software; Tabletop and Prop Stylist Robin Zachary will lead “Styling Beyond Instagram,” a discussion of opportunities and ways to get into the exciting Prop Styling business; eight photographers from “The Everyday Projects” will discuss their group project published in “National Geographic” about the impact of migration on women worldwide, conversations hosted by Leica Camera USA, and so much more.

Online programming will run September 24 through October 22, and the full schedule and programming details for virtual talks, workshops, and activities can be found here.

Photoville is holding exhibitions in multiple locations across all five boroughs. All public exhibitions are in open spaces and will be on view during daylight hours, seven days a week. Some exhibitions may have some limited hours and those hours will be reflected on each exhibition’s webpage.