Opening Night Celebration

Thursday, September 18 – 7:30PM

We Live in Brooklyn, Baby – Curated by Jamel Shabazz

Brooklyn was cool, before cool was in.

Standing its ground – just across the river from the bustling metropolis of Manhattan – Brooklyn has successfully maintained its own distinct cultural identity, defined by neighborhoods that have kept their core ethnic values over many decades. Each neighborhood a unique gem, each offers photographers a fertile dynamic background to capture a glimpse of the Brooklyn experience.

Spanning thirty years, from the 1980s through today – WE LIVE IN BROOKLYN BABY – is a visual journey that brings together powerful, personal works by more than 30 photographers from across this proud borough, representing every aspect of Brooklyn’s diverse identity, heart and soul.

This extraordinary evening of Brooklyn photography first debuted at the Lodz Photofestival in Poland on June 6, 2013. We have added some amazing photographers to the line-up which will be premiered at the opening of PHOTOVILLE 2014 on September 18, 2014. These images have been curated by Brooklyn’s own Jamel Shabazz and will be set to a Brooklyn inspired soundscape of music and found sounds – selected live by DJ’s Chris Devlin and Prince Klassen.

Featuring Dirk Anschutz, Janette Beckman, Marisha Camp, Barron Clairborne, Michael Crook, Delphine Diallo, Kevin Downs, Lisa DuBois, Nema Etebar, Nehyru Fabré, Russell Frederick, Kathryn Friedman, Julie Glassberg, Arlene Gottfried, Amnon Gutman, Akintola Hanif, Elaine Hargrove, Sara Hylton, Terrence Jennings, Stephanie Keith, Roger Kisby, Jessica Lehrman, Monia Lippi, Douglas Ljungkvist, Marcia Lloyd, Ocean Morisset, Tom Martinez, Meryl Meisler, James Petrozzello, Larry Racioppo, Peter Rad, Valery Rizzo, Antonio Rosario, Ruddy Roye, Irina Rozovsky, Jamel Shabazz, Julienne Schaer, Stephen Shames, Ramin Talaie, Amy Touchette, Jerry Vezzuso, Alex Welsh, Anderson Zaca, and Emine Ziyatdinova




The FENCE (2014) – Opening Party Slideshow

The FENCE, now in its 3rd year, is a growing photographic installation that draws millions of visitors across three cities – Brooklyn, Boston, Atlanta.

But before there was Boston, or Atlanta, there was Brooklyn Bridge Park. The FENCE was born right here, at Photoville, and we could think of no better time and place than the Brooklyn waterfront to announce this year’s Juror’s Choice Grand Prize and People’s Choice Prize winners.

We hope you’ll join us in raising a glass in celebration of the talented men and women whose work is featured in this year’s FENCE exhibits.


Featuring Alejandro Chaskielberg, Alix Smith, Angela Jimenez, Asia Kepka, 
Benjamin Rasmussen, 
Bryan Derballa, Carlotta Cardana, Claire Rosen,
 Davide Luciano, 
Dianne Yudelson, 
Dina Litovsky, 
Don Hamerman, Dougie Wallace, 
Ed Kashi, 
Gaston Lacombe, Gregg Segal, 
Haley Morris-Cafiero, Ian Willms, 
Julia Fullerton-Batten, 
Katie Orlinsky, 
Ke Peng, Lauren Welles, 
Laurie Arends, Lindsay Morris,
 Manjari Sharma,
 Manuel Cosentino, 
Mark Morelli, 
Mark Peterson, Miho Aikawa,
Mika Goodfriend ,
Nicolo Sertorio,
Noritaka Minami,
Paula Bronstein ,
Remi Thornton,
Sam Edmonds, 
Sam Mellish, 
Samantha VanDeman, 
Sarah Rhodes, 
Sebastian Gil Miranda, 
Siegfried Hansen,
 Silvia Andrade, 
Stefanie Klavens,
 Stephen Shames, 
Susan A. Barnett,
 Susanne Middelberg, 
Suzanne Révy, 
Thomas Jackson, 
Todd Antony,
 Tom Chambers,
 Turi Calafato,
 Victoria Crayhon, Vikas Vasudev,
 Yola Monakhov Stockton, Yorgos Efthymiadis,
 and Zoe Perry-Wood.




Special Announcement – Triennial of Photography Hamburg

On this day, the 18th of September, exactly 10 months before the opening of the Triennial of Photography Hamburg, we invite our German comrades to the Photoville Beer Garden Stage for a very special – surprise – announcement!




ALSO – SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS BY NARRATIVELY & SMILETRAIN!