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.

Combining photo exhibitions, outdoor photo installations, talks, workshops, and night-time multimedia projections, PHOTOVILLE welcomed 58,000 visitors during its sophomore year in 2013 and is projected to reach over 80,000 visitors in 2014. PHOTOVILLE will also coincide and partner with the DUMBO Arts Festival, The Brooklyn Book Festival and the Atlantic Antic in Brooklyn!

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, yet uniquely targeted audience – a veritable cross-section of the world photographic community.

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 in its second year.

With an expanded footprint of 74,000 sq. feet, PHOTOVILLE 2013 was held from September 19–29 in Brooklyn Bridge Park. PHOTOVILLE 2013 was comprised of 265 artists, 90 programming and sponsoring partners, 52 shipping containers with 40 photography exhibitions, 8 outdoor photo installations, 26 photography talks & panels including the Photoshelter Professional Development Series, 24 workshops for all ages, and 7 night-time events which included multimedia projections, music and parties.

SAVE THE DATE: PHOTOVILLE returns to Brooklyn Bridge Park – September 18-28, 2014!


Formed in 2011 by Sam Barzilay, Laura Roumanos and Dave Shelley, United Photo Industries is a Brooklyn-based art-presenting organization producing unique, site-specific exhibitions, installations, and events that explore new thematic directions in photography. Working closely with emerging and mid-career photographers, United Photo Industries mission is to promote and showcase powerful photographic narratives through curated exhibitions and projects in New York City and around the world. For more information, visit: unitedphotoindustries.com


Brooklyn Bridge Park is a world-class waterfront park with rolling hills, river front promenades, innovative play areas, and stunning views. Located along the Brooklyn waterfront, Brooklyn Bridge Park is bordered by Atlantic Avenue to the south and Jay Street to the north. The park is being constructed in phases and new sections will be opened to the public as they are completed. For more information, visit: brooklynbridgeparknyc.org