New York Photo Festival To Draw Crowds From Around the World

[Update: Also see article about New York Photo Festival 2008 Kicks Off, 15May2008]

With a little over two months to go, the New York Photo Festival has announced the artist selection for the curated pavilions, satellite shows, the NY Photo Awards, and Design and Media partners. Organizers are expecting the event to draw 100,000 visitors to the festival, headquartered in Dumbo for the four day festival. According to the NY Photo Festival press release:

“Photography, one of the most important visual media of our lives, has been surprisingly uncelebrated, particularly in the United States. New York City, home to the most influential commercial and fine art photography community, has lacked—until now—a large-scale event dedicated to photography.

powerHouse Books and VII Photo Agency have joined forces to launch the new, annual New York Photo Festival, the first international-level festival of photography to be based in the U.S.

The inaugural New York Photo Festival (May 14–May 18, 2008) promises to deliver a dynamic, high-quality event in what is arguably the photographic capital of the world. The festival will celebrate both contemporary photography and the creative, inspirational talents of the people who produce this work.”

The New York Photo Festival joins other large annual Dumbo festivals such as BKLN Designs (May 9-11, 2008) and the Art Under the Bridge Festival (September 26-28, 2008) that draw crowds of 100,000+ visitors.

{First New York Photo Festival Aims To Draw 100,000 Visitors, 03Mar2008,}
{Dumbo Becoming Next Photo District, 05Nov2007, DumboNYC}