This time of year the Brooklyn waterfront has plenty of contenders: from Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalists to up-and-coming photographers (and even a selection of Instagram images from around the world). Welcome to Photoville, the annual pop-up village and open-air mega-exhibit that’s showcased in cargo containers transformed into galleries.
We’ve been looking forward to Photoville 2014 for months now and it’s finally upon us (opening tonight). An event composed of over 50 photo exhibitions cleverly installed in repurposed shipping containers, Photoville, now in its third year, brings together emerging and established artists and curators from around the world. Along with a plethora of exhibitions (there is something for everyone), Photoville also offers a diverse selection of artist panels, talks, and workshops. Here are a few we are especially excited to check out.
This year’s auction will be held online through Paddle 8 and includes photographs contributed by Ed Kashi, Vince Musi, Melissa Farlow, Randy Olson, Damon Winter, Todd Heisler, Ami Vitale and many, many other accomplished photographers. The auction will begin on September 2, 2014 and will end on September 16.
The Space Between: Redefining Public and Personal in Smartphone Photography is curated by photographer and film maker Henry Jacobson, and through a survey of 10 photographers, one collective and one collaborative project, delves into the never-ending debate around smartphones and their function as cameras capable of capturing a moment in time and distributing it all over the world in a matter of seconds.
“The first thing that comes to my mind with that type of show is the Family of Man exhibition,” say DiCampo, referring to Edward Steichen’s celebrated 1955 Museum of Modern Art show, which went on the become the most-travelled exhibition in the history of photography. “Obviously it’s not on that scale. But to me, the kind of work we’re doing is a modern update to that exhibition, especially considering it’s cell phone photography and it’s distributed through social media.”