Photoville art exhibit wraps on Brooklyn waterfront beyond this weekend • Brooklyn Paper


It’s your last chance to see 60 outdoor photo exhibits in 20 locations across the five boroughs.

The 2022 iteration of Photoville, one of New York’s largest and best-known photography events, wraps up this Sunday, June 26.

Lined by the East River and throughout Dumbo, the compilation includes recollections of historical events that changed society, like footage from the Black Panther movement from the ’60s to the ’80s, modern social conflicts like the reaffirmation of gay identity, immigration, climate crisis, post-pandemic narratives, fashion, landscapes, architecture, staged compositions and more.

An exhibition of the work of photographer Christian Thane.Photo by Ximena Del Cerro

Photoville, now in its 11th consecutive year, gives New Yorkers the opportunity to see what people from different parts of the world look like and learn about their dreams, concerns and moments of joy – all throughout the words and the photographic work of artists who have used their sensitivity to capture and transmit them.

“There is great healing power in our visual storytelling,” said creative director, filmmaker and photographer Tomás Karmelo Amaya, a member of the A:shiwi, Rarámuri and Yoeme tribes of Phoenix, Arizona.

Karmelo Amaya focuses on Indigenous teachings and has been published in The New York Times, CNN, Now This News, Nike and Apple. “When we create images that speak of abundance in our communities, we are actively breaking the cycles that relegate us to deficit-based patterns of existence,” he said.

The sprawling exhibition, free and open to passers-by, is complemented by lectures, tours and art exhibits – which reinforce Photoville’s mission to use the power of photography to deepen thought, communication and understanding. stock.

Exhibition of photos by Wayne Lawrence and Sharbendu De.Photo by Ximena Del Cerro

“Our 2022 winners list celebrates the best in visual journalism and what visual journalism can do best,” the National Press Photographers Association said in reference to the curatorship displayed at the intersection of Old Fulton Street and Prospect Street. This exhibit includes images of the battle to put out the wildfires by Kent Porter and scenes of displacement camps by Los Angeles Times foreign correspondent Marcus Yam.

“Some of this year’s winners are currently serving on the front lines of the Russian invasion of Ukraine,” the association said. “Others are currently behind their lenses in the middle of the ocean, or in similar remote locations. These professionals are bringing important stories from around the corner as well as from around the world.”

Before the closing, a presentation of the exhibition will take place on Saturday after Staten Island Photoville photographers have organized a panel discussion with David Lê, Gabrielle Bass, Thomas Giarraffa, Christine Kenworthy, Samuel Patel, Gillian Ricci, Jahtiek Long and Jess Gianna .

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