Photoville 2015



Dear Friends,

This year’s Photoville in Brooklyn Bridge Park was epic. We featured over 400 artists from all over the world, in exhibitions and installations inside and out of our containers. We hosted talks, panels, workshops, and photo walks with some of the best photographers in the world. Our balmy nights in the Beer Garden featured presentations from the likes of Getty Images, The New York Times, National Geographic, PBS’ POV, and the fabulous photographer Janette Beckman who curated for us a wonderful show consisting of over 50 amazing music photographers.

And who can we deep down thank for all of this? It’s you guys — our audience. We just can’t express how grateful we are for your support! Over 76,000 people came out this year over the span of just seven days despite some not so friendly weather in the beginning, and every one of you contributed to the growing, story-telling photography community here.

We also want to thank our partners and artists! The photography that was displayed was stronger than ever and I know we all appreciate the passion and work behind it all. We have so many people helping to support this project, but in particular we want to give special thanks to our biggest supporters: Brooklyn Bridge Park, Two Trees Management, Photo District News, Brooklyn Brewery, Smorgasburg, Dutch Culture USA and the East River Ferry.

Over the next few weeks we will be sending more images, stories and updates from the world of Photoville. Even though we are moving containers out of the park doesn’t mean that the conversation should stop. Please keep supporting photographers and their work – check out their websites, go to their openings, spread the word – and hey – if you liked what you saw, reach out to us and to our partners – we would love to hear from you.

With gratitude Sam, Dave, Laura and our incredible & magical team:
Todd, Aislinn, Jasmin, Krystal, Jen, Kaitlyn, Jason, Skyler, Alexis, Nate, Laura B, Olivia B, Rafael, Miguel, Mike, Sara, Maridee, Viktor, Anna, Joan, Mark (Gilbert), Neal, Bryan, Amanda, Dante, Steph, Nils, Olivia S, Liv, Bex, Lu, Sam, Bonnie, Emma, Liv B, Matt, Derek, Jeff, Brendan, Jesse, Drew, Will, and Gilbert – because lets face it – without our 5 pound canine mayor, Photoville would be nothing!

About Photoville

PHOTOVILLE – New York City’s FREE premier photo destination produced by United Photo Industries – is a modular venue built from re-purposed shipping containers.

By creating a physical platform for photographers of all stripes to come together and interact, Photoville provides a unique opportunity to engage with a diverse audience – a veritable cross-section of the world photographic community.

Photoville Featured Exhibitions

Container Exhibitions


Housed inside (and out) of repurposed shipping containers, Photoville 2015 will present more than 60 photo exhibitions & outdoor installations in partnership with a carefully selected group of programming partners from around the globe. Addressing a wide range of issues, Photoville is a unique venue for photographers and audiences to connect through the power of visual storytelling.

One of the largest photographic events in New York City, Photoville offers a heady mix of curated exhibitions running the gamut from seasoned photojournalists and high-profile print publications, to graduate student showcases, and fine art practitioners.

Out & About in Photoville

Outdoor Exhibitions & Installations


Photoville goes beyond the boundaries of our shipping containers and with incredible installations and once again we’ll be taking over the Uplands of Pier 5 interactive happenings that brought visitors to interact with photography in totally new and unexpected ways.

Evening Programming

Nighttime Events


Each evening the Beer Garden will play host to powerful multimedia presentations.
Illuminated by the backdrop of the Manhattan skyline, the Photoville beer garden is the perfect setting to view multi-media projections while relaxing, having a drink and savoring tantalizing treats from local food vendors.

We are thrilled to have this year our night time events hosted by our friends at Getty Images, the New York Times Lens Blog, PBS’s POV documentary series, and National Geographic plus a rocking opening night curated by the iconic music photographer Janette Beckman!

Featuring Brooklyn Brewery



A mainstay and popular hangout for Photoville visitors and exhibitors, the BEER GARDEN is an integral part of Photoville – because no village is complete without a place for the community to get together, drink, eat, trade stories, share pictures, and view amazing work!

During the Day

Daytime Programming


Photoville’s Daytime Programming features something for everyone! Join us for a series of engaging panel discussions in the Photoville Pavilion, for several hands-on bring-your-own-camera workshops, on Photoville Walking Tours with photo-world superstars, for family-friendly drop-in photo activities in the Activity Tent and so much more!

Additional Programming

Special Events


From the New York Times Photo Hunt to a Daylight Book signing in the Smorgasburg Beer Garden, and to Aperture’s Photographer’s Playdate – there will be numerous participatory events for the whole family to enjoy throughout PHOTOVILLE!

Check out our trailer from last year!