10/22/18 10:01am

Photoville returned for its seventh year, transforming the plaza beneath the Brooklyn Bridge into a myriad of temporary photo exhibitions stringed alongside the Brooklyn Promenade in DUMBO.

1. More than just photographs.

The free nine-day festival, by way of United Photo Industries, is known for its repurposed shipping containers that house the temporary photo exhibitions in a makeshift photo village. The year-round effort compiles the work of artists from all over, and curates this effort into thought-provoking exhibitions featured in Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Photoville takes place under the Brooklyn Bridge.

Outdoor screenings, hands-on workshops, discussion panels, an education day for New York City students, and a Smorgasburg-sponsored beer garden were also thrown into the nine day mix. Featured programming included sessions hosted by the New York Times, New York Magazine, National Geographic, Getty Images, and PBS POV.

2. It may be free, but it should cost more.

Photoville is free for the public to attend, but the work invested into Photoville’s fruition arrives with a cost: this year’s price tag clocked in at $650,000.

And that’s actually not that much for what’s being offered, according to Laura Roumanos, executive producer at United Photo Industries and co-founder of Photoville.

“We had no money, no resources for Photoville,” Roumanos tells Brokelyn. “However, when someone offers you 80,000 square feet of space, you say yes and you figure it out.”

It’s a year-round effort to curate all of Photoville’s exhibits.

The grit of Roumanos and the rest of the United Photo Industries team is what feeds Photoville’s vitality — along with its 150+ sponsors and the donations that it receives. Each year, the photography festival witnesses generous growth. Around 40,000 visitors frequented the 40 exhibitions of Photoville in 2012. Photoville is dwarfing its own numbers six years later, with a record attendance of 90,000+ visitors that were ushered in to gaze upon over 80 exhibitions.

“We’re the definition of the hustle,” Roumanos commented.

3. You can see the exhibits across the country.

Though the show is grounded in Brooklyn, the festival has extended out into other locations including Boston, Atlanta, Durham, Denver, Santa Fe, Houston, Sacramento, and even into the Canadian terrain of Calgary.

4.“Photoville’s for everyone, and I mean everyone.”

In an ongoing effort to increase diversity, many of the exhibits from this year featured female subjects, female photographers, and people of color. Photographs highlighting the hardships of immigration and gentrification were also central in the seventh iteration of Photoville.

Photoville is “for everyone, and I mean everyone,” Roumanos said, who plans to continue her work in providing a platform for unheard voices. Down the road, she says that Photoville could see an influx of interactive exhibitions, an increase in family-oriented showcases, and further involvement with youth organizations.

 

by Melissa Angell

10/17/18 5:27pm

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Wednesday 10/17

Poetry & Shadow Show – GennaRose Nethercott reads in Brooklyn @ Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop (141 Front St), 7-9pm, FREE, more info

Thursday 10/18

Community Champions Gala @ The Dumbo Loft (155 Water St), 6:30-9:30pm, various, more info

Book Launch: How to Leave by Erin Clune @ powerHouse Arena (28 Adams St), 7-9pm, FREE, more info

Iain Haley Pollock Mervyn Taylor Jennifer Franklin Dawad Philip @ Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop (141 Front St), 7-8pm, FREE, more info

BRIC JazzFest Marathon Night 1 @ BRIC House (647 Fulton Street), 7:30pm, $30+, more info

Friday 10/19

The Gravesend Inn – A Haunted Hotel 2018 @ New York City College of Technology (300 Jay St), 10am-6pm (thru Sunday), $5, more info

Saturday 10/20

Brooklyn Bridge Run Tour @ City Hall Park at Chambers St (NYC), 8am-9:30am, more info

Green Team Clean Up @ Brooklyn Bridge Park, 10am-12pm, FREE, more info

Ed Center Open Hours @ Brooklyn Bridge Park, 11am-3pm, FREE, more info

Poetry Reading: Asiya Wadud, Julia Bouwsma & Henk Rossouw @ Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop (141 Front St), 7-9pm, FREE, more info

Sunday 10/21

Iki Kimono @ Brooklyn Flea (80 Pearl St), 10am-5:30pm, FREE entry, more info

Morgan Jerkins, Hannah Tinti, & More @ powerHouse Arena (28 Adams St), 5-7pm, FREE, more info

Ali Dineen and Feral Foster at Superfine @ Superfine! (126 Front St), 6-8pm, FREE, more info

Monday 10/22

Brooklyn Bridge and Dumbo Neighborhood on a Walking Tour @ Tweed Courthouse, 10am, $17.50+, more info

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Wednesday 10/10

Book Launch: My Naked Truth by Adrien Finkel @ powerHouse Arena (28 Adams St), 7-9pm, FREE, more info

Thursday 10/11

Brooklyn Bridge Run Tour @ City Hall Park at Chambers St (NYC), 8am-9:30am, more info

Book Party: A Puzzle Is Still Made of Pieces by Brendan Gillett @ Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop (141 Front St), 8-10pm, FREE, more info

Friday 10/12

Free Admission Skating @ Brooklyn Bridge Park Roller Skating (Pier 2, 150 Furman St), 3:30-6pm, FREE, more info

Book Launch: Paradise Rot by Jenny Hval — w/ Chelsea Hogue @ powerHouse Arena (28 Adams St), 7-9pm, FREE, more info

Saturday 10/13

Brooklyn Bridge Run Tour @ City Hall Park at Chambers St (NYC), 8am-9:30am, more info

Green Team Clean Up @ Brooklyn Bridge Park, 10am-12pm, FREE, more info

Flower Arrangement Class at DUMBO NYC @ 53 Bridge St, 10:30am-12pm, $120+, more info

Ed Center Open Hours @ Brooklyn Bridge Park, 11am-3pm, FREE, more info

Dumbo Dance Festival @ Gelsey Kirkland ArtsCenter (29 Jay St), 10/11 7pm-10/14 7pm, $15+ more info

Sunday 10/14

Iki Kimono @ Brooklyn Flea (80 Pearl St), 10am-5:30pm, FREE entry, more info

Rock My R&B – at Superfine – Special Showcase @ Superfine! (126 Front St), 6-8pm, FREE, more info

Monday 10/15

Brooklyn Bridge and Dumbo Neighborhood on a Walking Tour @ Tweed Courthouse, 10am, $17.50+, more info

Memoir Monday Reading: Arceneaux, Gillette, Valentine, Angel @ powerHouse Arena (28 Adams St), 7-9pm, FREE, more info

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Thursday 10/4

Dumbo First Thursday Gallery Walk @ Dumbo, 6-8pm, FREE, more info

Artist Talk: Paula Wilson & Luisa Caldwell @ Smack Mellon (92 Plymouth St), 6-8pm, FREE, more info

NYSCA NYFA Artist Fellowship Application Seminar in Brooklyn @ NYFA (20 Jay St, Ste 740), 6-7:30pm, FREE, more info

Friday 10/5

Free Admission Skating @ Brooklyn Bridge Park Roller Skating (Pier 2, 150 Furman St), 3:30-6pm, FREE, more info

Pink the Rink – Breast Cancer Fundraiser! @ Brooklyn Bridge Park Roller Skating (Pier 2, 150 Furman St), 7-10:30pm, $10+, more info

Saturday 10/6

Brooklyn Bridge Run Tour @ City Hall Park at Chambers St (NYC), 8am-9:30am, more info

Ed Center Open Hours @ Brooklyn Bridge Park, 11am-3pm, FREE, more info

Sunday 10/7

New York Transit Museum’s 25th Annual Bus Festival @ Brooklyn Bridge Park (334 Furman St), 10am-4pm, FREE, more info

Iki Kimono @ Brooklyn Flea (80 Pearl St), 10am-5:30pm, FREE entry, more info

Brooklyn Nets 2nd Annual Practice in the Park @ Brooklyn Bridge Park, 11am-3pm, FREE, more info

Country & Bluegrass brunch with Paisley Fields @ Superfine (126 Front St), 12-3pm, more info

Book Launch: Blanket Fort by Grackle + Pigeon @ powerHouse Arena (28 Adams St), 1:30-3pm, FREE, more info

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Wednesday 9/26

Book Launch: Stray by Tanya Marquardt — in convo w/ Wei Tchou @ powerHouse Arena (28 Adams St), 7pm-9pm, more info

Thursday 9/27

Ed Center Open Hours @ Brooklyn Bridge Park, 3-5pm, FREE, more info

Dormancia – NY Book Release @ Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop (141 Front St), 7pm-10pm, FREE, more info

Book Launch & Reading: Who Will Speak for America? @ powerHouse Arena (28 Adams St), 7pm-9pm, FREE, more info

Friday 9/28

Plant a tree day @ Brooklyn Bridge Park (334 Furman St), 10am-12pm, FREE, more info

Free Admission Skating @ Brooklyn Bridge Park Roller Skating (Pier 2, 150 Furman St), 3:30-6pm, FREE, more info

DUMBO DROP 2018: A Block Party on Washington Street @ Dumbo, Brooklyn, 4pm-9pm, FREE, more info

Carribean Skate Night Party @ Brooklyn Bridge Park Rollerskating (150 Furman St, Pier 2), 7pm, $10+, more info

Saturday 9/29

Brooklyn Bridge Run Tour @ City Hall Park at Chambers St (NYC), 8am-9:30am, more info

Green Team Clean Up @ Brooklyn Bridge Park, 10am-12pm, FREE, more info

Kayaking @ Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse (Pier 2), 10am-2pm, FREE, more info

Riverhead Pop-Up Reading Room: Banned Books Week @ Brooklyn Bridge Park (Greenway Terrace), 1pm-4pm, FREE, more info

Ed Center Open Hours @ Brooklyn Bridge Park, 1-5pm, FREE, more info

Opening Reception: Paula Wilson & Luisa Caldwell @ Smack Mellon (92 Plymouth St), 6pm-8pm, FREE, more info

Open Studios @ Smack Mellon (92 Plymouth St), 6pm-11pm, FREE, more info

Poetry Spoken Word Night @ Brooklyn Bridge Park (Granite Prospect), 5:30pm-7pm, FREE, more info

Cities Outside Sentences @ Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop (141 Front St), 7pm-9pm, FREE, more info

Unpublishable @ powerHouse Arena (28 Adams St), 7pm-10pm, FREE, more info

Sunday 9/30

Iki Kimono @ Brooklyn Flea (80 Pearl St), 10am-5:30pm, FREE entry, more info

Kayak Polo @ Brooklyn Bridge Park, 11am-3pm, FREE, more info

Autumn Festival @ Brooklyn Bridge Park (334 Furman St), 12pm-5pm, FREE, more info

St. Francis Men’s Soccer Game @ Brooklyn Bridge Park (Pier 5), 1-3pm, FREE, more info

Monday 10/1

Free Admission Skating @ Brooklyn Bridge Park Roller Skating (Pier 2, 150 Furman St), 3:30-6pm, FREE, more info

Tuesday 10/2

Ed Center Open Hours @ Brooklyn Bridge Park, 3-5pm, FREE, more info

NYRR Open Run @ Brooklyn Bridge Park (Pier 6), 6:30-8:30pm, FREE, more info

Book Launch: Liveblog by Megan Boyle — w/ special guest readers! @ powerHouse Arena (28 Adams St), 7pm-9pm, FREE, more info

Wednesday 10/3

Coastal Cleanup @ Brooklyn Bridge Park (Pier 1), 10am-12pm, FREE, more info

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Wednesday 9/19

Nothin’!

Thursday 9/20

Ed Center Open Hours @ Brooklyn Bridge Park, 3-5pm, FREE, more info

Photoville! @ Dumbo, 4-10pm, FREE, more info

Intrepid Air and Space Museum Portable Planetarium @ Smack Mellon (92 Plymouth St), 6-8pm, FREE, more info

Live at the Archway: Chiquita Brujita @ Dumbo Archway (155 Water St), 6-8pm, FREE, more info

Friday 9/21

Photoville! @ Dumbo, 12-10pm, FREE, more info

DUMBO Street Eats @ Dumbo, 1pm, $60, more info

Brooklyn Bridge and Dumbo Walking Tour @ Tweed Courthouse (52 Chambers St), 2pm, $25, more info

Free Admission Skating @ Brooklyn Bridge Park Roller Skating (Pier 2, 150 Furman St), 3:30-6pm, FREE, more info

ClimbingCrew #35 – Shoes Meet Wall @ Dumbo Boulders (99 Plymouth St), 4pm-6pm, $10+, more info

Bklyn American Music Festival, Day 2 @ Dumbo Archway (155 Water St), 5pm-11pm, FREE, more info

Miss Sophie Lee New Orleans Jazz Trio @ Superfine! (126 Front St), 8pm-11pm, FREE, more info

Saturday 9/22

Brooklyn Bridge Run Tour@ City Hall Park at Chambers St (NYC), 8am-9:30am, more info

Green Team Clean Up @ Brooklyn Bridge Park, 10am-12pm, FREE, more info

Kayaking @ Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse (Pier 2), 10am-2pm, FREE, more info

Flower Arrangement Class at DUMBO NYC @ (53 Bridge St), 10:30am-12pm, $110+, more info

Photoville! @ Dumbo, 12-10pm, FREE, more info

Ed Center Open Hours @ Brooklyn Bridge Park, 1-5pm, FREE, more info

Bklyn American Music Festival, Day 3 @ Various Locations, 2pm-11pm, FREE, more info

Women’s Archway Stage @ Dumbo Archway (155 Water St), 9/22 2pm – 9/23 10pm, FREE, more info

Sunday 9/23

Kayak Polo @ Brooklyn Bridge Park, 11am-3pm, FREE, more info

Bklyn American Music Festival, Day 4 @ Superfine! (126 Front St), 11am-11pm, FREE, more info

Superfine Green Chile Bluegrass Brunch @ Superfine! (126 Front St), 11am-3pm, FREE, more info

Photoville! @ Dumbo, 12-9pm, FREE, more info

St. Francis Men’s Soccer Game @ Brooklyn Bridge Park (Pier 5), 1-3pm, FREE, more info

Jenny Xie, Nicole Haroutunian, & More Read for RAICES @ powerHouse Arena (28 Adams St), 5pm, FREE, more info

Monday 9/24

Free Admission Skating @ Brooklyn Bridge Park Roller Skating (Pier 2, 150 Furman St), 3:30-6pm, FREE, more info

Reading: Genevieve Hudson, T Kira Madden, Alisson Wood, & More @ powerHouse Arena (28 Adams St), 7pm-9pm, FREE, more info

Tuesday 9/25

Ed Center Open Hours @ Brooklyn Bridge Park, 3-5pm, FREE, more info

DUMBO Innovator’s Meet-Up: Access Labs by Flatiron School @ Made in NY Media Center by IFP (30 John Street), 6:30pm-8:30pm, FREE, more info

Stars in the Night @ Dumbo, 7:30 pm (other show times available), $125, more info