Daytime Programming

Friday, September 11th, 2015

Luminance Professional Development Conference Presented by PhotoShelter


Luminance returns to Photoville as a full-day conference showcasing insights and resources for building your photography business such as navigating online photography contests, developing creative PR strategies, leveraging your local community and demystifying SEO.

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Do’s & Don’ts to Photo Contests & Submitting Your Work Online

Location: Photoville Pavilion
Date: Friday, September 11th
Time: 10:30AM-11:15AM
Featuring: Allen Murabayashi (Moderator), Jason Groupp, Mark Heflin, Scott Krenitski, Giuseppe Oliverio, Melanie Phillipe, and Lauren Wendle
*Pre-registration is required for this event. *

With hundreds of photo contests out there, how do you tell them apart? And with so many ways to submit your images online, how do you know which where to start? In this exclusive panel, we’ll discuss which photo contests are worth your time, plus walk through additional opportunities to submit your work to companies in need of great photography.

PR for Your Photography: The Secret to Getting Featured

Location: Photoville Pavilion
Date: Friday September 11th
Time: 11:30AM-12:15PM
Featuring: Alison Zavos (moderator), Blake Zidell, Gabriel H. Sanchez, Erin Allweiss, and Elizabeth Griffin
*Pre-registration is required for this event. *

What’s the secret to getting press coverage for your photography? With some online outlets getting well over a million unique hits a month, the exposure can have a direct impact on the growth of your audience, and even help you land more gigs.

An Exclusive Conversation with David Burnett

Location: Photoville Pavilion
Date: Friday, September 11th
Time: 12:30PM-1:15PM
Featuring: David Burnett
*Pre-registration is required for this event. *

For nearly 50 years, David Burnett has been traveling and documenting the world. Shooting almost exclusively with film, he’s covered stories as diverse as the French and American Presidential elections from 1972 to the present, the famine in Sahel in 1974 and in Ethiopia in 1984, the Iranian revolution following Ayatollah Khomeini’s return to Tehran in 1979; the Summer Olympics from 1984 to 2012, and the Salt Lake Games of 2002.

Leveraging Your Local Community to Land Gigs

Location: Photoville Pavilion
Date: Friday, September 11th
Time: 3:00PM-3:45PM
Featuring: Laura Roumanos (Moderator), Robert Kloos, Jane Kojima, Stefan Ringle, and Courtney Whitelocke
*Pre-registration is required for this event. *

You want to grow your photo career and make money, but are challenged to figure out how. Sound familiar? In this panel, we’ll help you think outside the box to build your network and attract clients by leveraging opportunities right in front of your nose. Learn how you can successfully tap into your local community and unearth real opportunities that go overlooked by many including with local business owners, consulates, cultural institutions, Business Improvement Districts, Departments of Transportation, and beyond.

SEO for Photographers: Tips to Conquer Google and Rank Higher

Location: Photoville Pavilion
Date: Friday, September 11th
Time: 4:00PM-4:45PM
Featuring: Jon Chang
*Pre-registration is required for this event. *

We get it: Search Engine Optimization can seem complicated, and you probably want to throw in the towel before you even begin. But no fear! For those feeling lost, join us for an exclusive presentation by SEO guru and digital marketing master Jon Chang. Jon will break down easy tips and tricks to help you build your SEO and rank higher on major search engines. Learn SEO do’s and don’ts, ideas to make SEO part of your daily workflow, and more. Bring your questions for Jon!

Bringing Creativity to Life: An Exclusive Conversation with Sarah Silver & Diego Marini

Location: Photoville Pavilion
Date: Friday, September 11th
Time: 5:00PM-5:45PM
Featuring: Sarah Silver & Diego Marini
*Pre-registration is required for this event. *

As an established fashion, beauty, and movement photographer, Sarah Silver has worked directly with some of the world’s premiere brands including Vogue, Nike and L’Oreal. In this exclusive conversation, Sarah sits down with award-winning Creative Director Diego Marini to share a behind-the-scenes look at one of their most exciting collaborations: Pantone’s 2014 “Make it Brilliant” Campaign.

Portfolio Review Happy Hour

Location: Photoville Pavilion
Date: Friday, September 11th
Time: 6:00PM-7:00PM
*Pre-registration is required for this event. *

Bring your portfolio, book or iPad, grab a beer, and get ready to get and give some unbiased feedback on your and your peers’ portfolios in this informal peer portfolio review event hosted by PhotoShelter. Think of it as a portfolio review without the pressure of being in front of a potential buyer – or like speed dating for photographers! You’ll give your feedback on a few portfolios, you’ll get some on yours, and we guarantee you’ll walk away with some new ideas – and feel good about helping out fellow photographers.

Saturday, September 12th, 2015


Workshop: Life in Motion – Photographing Movement

Location: Photoville Pavilion
Date: Saturday, September 12th
Time: 12:00PM-2:30PM
Featuring: Ebbe Sweet
*Free to Attend!*
*Pre-registration is required for this event. *

Using techniques pulled from the world of dance and music photography, participants will learn simple methods to capture motion in various forms. Joined by professional ballet dancers who will leap and pose on location, instructors will guide the group through Brooklyn Bridge Park in search of picture-perfect backdrops. With an emphasis on composition and technique, students can use their own cameras to shoot on location, and join the rest of the group for an optional wrap up / open critique session where participants can share their best shots with the rest of the group and gain feedback from the instructors.

Drop In: The Photographer’s Playdate: What Color is Your Aura?

Location: Activity Tent
Date: Saturday, September 12th
Time: 12:00PM-8:00PM
*Free to Attend!*

Inspired by the recent publication The Photographer’s Playbook, Aperture will be hosting an “aura” portrait studio, based on an assignment by photographer Bill Armstrong. During this studio session, you will meet with an “aura consultant” to choose which colors best represent your aura. Your picture will then be made against the selected colors, and you will be given a set of four portraits. Decide which portrait best captures what you feel is your true aura.

The Virtual and the Physical: Responses to Photography in the Digital Age

Location: Photoville Pavilion
Date: Saturday, September 12th
Time: 1:00PM-2:00PM
Featuring: Fred Ritchin (Moderator), Rita Leistner, and Penelope Umbrico
*Free to Attend!*

Contemporary artists reflect on the medium of photography itself and how technology impacts communication in the digital age.

Drop In: Cyanotypes

Location: Penumbra Tent
Date: Saturday, September 12th
Time: 2:00PM-4:00PM
*Free to Attend!*

The Penumbra Foundation will offer an introduction workshop to the Cyanotype Process. Participants of the workshop will be given a piece of paper pre-coated with the Cyanotype synthesizer on which they will place small objects (also supplied) before putting this assembly in sunlight. After the exposure, the paper will then be developed in a tray of tap water. This workshop is especially designed to introduce children to the Cyanotype Process; however, adults are certainly welcome to participate. Materials are provided, though small, transparent and/or translucent objects may be brought to the workshop as well as black and white negatives up to 4″ x 5″.

There’s No Place Like Home: Migration, Citizenship and Statelessness Globally

Location: Photoville Pavilion
Date: Saturday, September 12th
Time: 2:30PM-3:30PM
Featuring: Mary T. An (Moderator), Mark Abramson, Q. Sakamaki, and Sarah Tilotta
*Free to Attend!*

What does it mean to be from a place? What does belonging look like? There are more migrants than at any other time in history, and even as Western superpowers struggle to respond to growing and permanent undocumented immigrant populations, countries all over the world treat unwanted ethnic minorities as outsiders, or force them into statelessness. This panel will feature photographers documenting DREAMers in the U.S., Uighurs in China, and Dominicans of Haitian descent.

Photoville Walking Tour with Julie Grahame

Location: Meet at the Entrance of Photoville
Date: Saturday, September 12th
Time: 3:00PM-4:00PM
Featuring: Julie Grahame
*Free to Attend!*

Did you ever wish there was some photo-world superstar who would walk you around Photoville and show you their favorite work? Well this year, we’ve invited some of the most interesting and engaging folks in photography to lead the first ever Photoville Guided Tours! Our expert guides have curated a selection of exhibitions informed by their skills and interests, and will be sharing their personal perspectives with YOU!

Influencing Policy and Social Change through Photography

Location: Photoville Pavilion
Date: Saturday, September 12th
Time: 4:00PM-5:00PM
Featuring: Michelle Bogre (Moderator), Debi Cornwall, Stephanie Sinclair, and Brooke Singer
*Free to Attend!*

Photographers spend a lifetime bringing attention to some of the most urgent crises of our time and yet, what happens after they click the shutter in world full of images? As the industry evolves, so does the role of photography. Having acknowledged the limitations of the stand alone image in effecting change , these photographers sought out ways to create broad social impact and policy reform through their long term projects and accompanying campaigns.

MediaStorm: A 10-Year Retrospective

Location: Photoville Pavilion
Date: Saturday, September 12th
Time: 5:30PM-6:30PM
Featuring: Brian Storm (Moderator), Eric Maierson, and Tim McLaughlin
*Free to Attend!*

MediaStorm invites you to help us celebrate 10-years of independent media making in this presentation and discussion with its Founder Brian Storm and our key Producers.

Sunday, September 13th, 2015


Workshop: Live from Brooklyn – Street Photography Workshop

Location: Photoville Pavilion
Date: Sunday, September 13th
Time: 12:00PM-2:30PM
Featuring: Stephanie Keith
*Free to Attend!*
*Pre-registration is required for this event. *

The streets of New York City present endless opportunities for the alert and engaged photographer In this workshop, our instructors will lead participants on a guided tour of Downtown Brooklyn/DUMBO in search of street scenes and cityscapes, and will offer insights on how to capture real life in still frames.

Workshop: How to Make a Camera out of Anything

Location: Activity Tent
Date: Sunday, September 13th
Time: 12:00PM-2:00PM
Featuring: Liz Sales
Presented by: International Center of Photography
*Free to Attend!*
*Pre-registration is required for this event. *

In this fun, hands-on workshop, each participant will make a working camera from one of several objects provided and explore the creative possibilities of low-tech photography.

Reporting Inside the Great Firewall: Photographers on Covering China

Location: Photoville Pavilion
Date: Sunday, September 13th
Time: 1:00PM-2:00PM
Featuring: David Barreda (Moderator), Muyi Xiao, and Michael Yamashita
*Free to Attend*

Many photojournalists rely on the basic protections of freedom of speech and freedom of the press to move freely, to access their subjects, and to bring their images to the public. But what is it like to photograph and report in the People’s Republic, where censorship is the norm and journalists often face more restrictions than regular citizens? How do journalists and the organizations who support them navigate this system in order to continue sharing complex, comprehensive stories from within China?

Drop In: Cyanotypes

Location: Penumbra Tent
Date: Sunday, September 13th
Time: 2:00PM-4:00PM
*Free to Attend!*

The Penumbra Foundation will offer an introduction workshop to the Cyanotype Process. Participants of the workshop will be given a piece of paper pre-coated with the Cyanotype synthesizer on which they will place small objects (also supplied) before putting this assembly in sunlight. After the exposure, the paper will then be developed in a tray of tap water. This workshop is especially designed to introduce children to the Cyanotype Process; however, adults are certainly welcome to participate. Materials are provided, though small, transparent and/or translucent objects may be brought to the workshop as well as black and white negatives up to 4″ x 5″.

Photography and the Battle for Global LGBT Rights

Location: Photoville Pavilion
Date: Sunday, September 13th
Time: 2:15PM-3:15PM
Featuring: Michael Heflin (Moderator), Misha Friedman, Jeff Sheng, Daniella Zalcman
*Free to Attend

While the hard won battle for gay rights reached new milestones in the United States this year, local and global LGBT communities still fight against prejudice and violent backlashes at work and at home. Join the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting for this panel convening photographers who are documenting LGBT communities in Russia, Uganda and North America.

PDN’s 30: Advice for Emerging Photographers from Emerging Photographers

Location: Photoville Pavilion
Date: September 13th
Time: 3:30PM-4:30PM
Featuring: Holly Hughes (Moderator), Anna Beeke, Sara Macel, and Ryan Lowry
*Free to Attend*

Photographers featured in PDN’s 30: New and Emerging Photographers to watch will explain how they got their work seen and noticed, and offer advice for sharing, promoting and getting support for their personal projects.

Photoville Walking Tour with James Wellford

Location: Meet at the Entrance of Photoville
Date: Sunday, September 13th
Time: 3:00PM-4:00PM
Featuring: James Wellford
*Free to Attend!*

Did you ever wish there was some photo-world superstar who would walk you around Photoville and show you their favorite work? Well this year, we’ve invited some of the most interesting and engaging folks in photography to lead the first ever Photoville Guided Tours! Our expert guides have curated a selection of exhibitions informed by their skills and interests, and will be sharing their personal perspectives with YOU!

Drop In: The Art & Science of Pinhole Cameras

Location: Activity Tent
Date: Sunday, September 13th
Time: 3:00PM-6:00PM
Featuring: Alexis Lambrou and Stefan Killen
*Free to Attend!*

A hands on photography workshop where participants can experience the low-fi magic of pinhole photography! This three-station setup will give kids (and their parents) to learn the basics of photography, pose for a fun pinhole portrait, and will go home with their very own analog pinhole print!

Staying Relevant and Working in Photography Today

Location: Photoville Pavilion
Date: Sunday, September 13th
Time: 4:45PM-5:45PM
Featuring: James Wellford (Moderator), Katja Heinemann, Amanda Jasnowski, Stephen Mayes, Amy Wolff
*Free to Attend!*

How do freelance photographers continue to make a living in the industry? What conscious professional and business choices did they make and why? What models and approaches are antiquated? How do independent photographers continue to explore relevant topics in unique, innovative formats? When and how does an editorial photographer move successfully into fine art or commercial work?

Event: Print Swap

Location: Photoville Pavilion
Date: Sunday, September 13th
Time: 6:00PM-8:00PM
Special Guests: Gowanus Darkroom, BKC, and Brooklyn Grain
*Free to Attend!*
*Pre-registration is required for this event. *

A free, RSVP event for photographers who want to show, share, and swap their work! Guests will be asked to bring at least (2) and up to (5) prints that they would be willing to trade with other artists in an effort to learn about new work, get feedback on their prints and projects, and network with their peers. This is a fun, free, and low-stakes swap that mirrors Photoville’s mission to build community among photographers through affordable, accessible public events and art-happenings.

Saturday, September 19th, 2015


Workshop: Sharp Shooters – Sports and Action Photography Workshop

Location: Photoville Pavilion
Date: Saturday, September 19th
Time: 12:00PM-2:30PM
Featuring: Anthony Causi
*Free to Attend!*
*Pre-registration is required for this event. *

In this new and interactive workshop, participants will venture out into the world and learn from experienced sports and action photographers how to capture the classic moments and get great shots from constantly moving subjects. This is a BYOC (bring-your-own-camera) workshop that will meet for a brief intro and slideshow session in the Photoville Pavillion before heading out to the soccer fields and basketball courts of Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Drop In: Science and Tech Expo

Location: Activity Tent
Date: Saturday, September 19th
Time: 12:00PM-4:00PM
Featuring: Guerrilla Science and Evolving Technology Corporation
Presented by: The Made in NY Media Center by IFP
*Free to Attend!*

The Photoville Science & Tech Expo, brought to you by the New York Media Center, is a new, interactive initiative to bring cutting edge and energetic tech projects, storytelling platforms and new media companies to Photoville! Inspired by memories of a middle school science fair, several incubator companies at the Made in NY Media Center will set up shop and show off what they can do in a classic, lo-fi environment. Join us for new technology demonstrations and activities!

Photography Restaged

Location: Photoville Pavilion
Date: Saturday September 19th
Time: 1:00PM-2:00PM
Featuring: Saul Ostrow (Moderator), Rose DeSiano, Lori Nix, and Lorie Novak
*Free to Attend!*

Lori Nix, Lorie Novak and Rose DeSiano talk with Bomb Magazines’s Saul Ostrow about contemporary photographers practices of “Re-Staging”. By employing intricate handmade miniatures, reenacted theatrics and, elaborately staged room installations these three artists draw attention to the uncanny state of the real world.

Documenting Natural Resources and Climate Change: Photography as a Tool for Education and Activating Change

Location: Photoville Pavilion
Date: Saturday, September 19th
Time: 2:15PM-3:15PM
Featuring: Janos Pasztor (Moderator), Mustafah Abdulaziz, James Whitlow Delano
*Free to Attend!*

As the world faces global climatic change, photographers are using photography to tell stories and mobilize action. It is easy to ignore the magnitude of environmental impacts and climate change when people cannot see them on a daily basis. Digital channels and social media play an important role in bringing otherwise distant issues to the forefront.

Behind the Scenes: The Photo Editor

Location: Photoville Pavilion
Date: Saturday, September 19th
Time: 3:30PM-4:30PM
Featuring: Nina Berman (Moderator), Meaghan Looram, Paul Moakley, Amy Pereira, and Vaughn Wallace
*Free to Attend!*

For photographers, photo editors are gateways to getting their stories before a larger audience. This panel will look at the process from the photo editor’s perspective – we’ll dissect what it takes for a story to go from idea to print. Once they have story concept, how does an editor champion this all the way to publication? How have they been successful in navigating this system and what are their challenges?

Drop In: Happy Hour Film Processing

Location: Activity Tent
Date: Saturday, September 19th
Time: 4:00PM-7:00PM
Featuring: George Campbell
Presented by: Presented by ORWO
*Free to Attend!*

Join ORWO North America for a demonstration of new and experimental film processing techniques.

#ICPworkshop InstaReview at Photoville

Location: Photoville Pavilion
Date: Saturday, September 19th
Time: 5:00PM-6:30PM
Moderators: Ulli Barta, Fabrice Nadjari (Studio 55)
Panelists: Anka Itskovich, Malin Fezehai, Glenna Gordon, and Katie Orlinsky
*Free to Attend!*

In this workshop participants of all experience levels will be able to explore the different sides of Instagram photography. Instagram photographers with a minimum of 80K+ followers will share their own success story, tips, and tricks in a presentation. They will share with the audience how they grew their following, how they tell their story and how / if they were able to monetize their Instagram fame. Last but not least the experts will give an – InstaReview – of five Instagram feeds of volunteers—and give criticism, feedback, suggestions and ideas on how to improve these Instagram feeds.

Daylight Book Signing

Location: Photoville Beer Garden
Date: Saturday, September 19th
Time: 5:00PM-7:00PM
Featuring: John Arsenault, Anna Beeke, Jesse Burke, Jess Dugan, Todd Forsgren, Lili Holzer-Glier, Malcolm Linton, and Jon Cohen
*Free to Attend!*

Please join us for a pre-launch book signing for Daylight’s Fall 2015 titles including John Arsenault: Barmaid, Anna Beeke: Sylvania, Jesse Burke: Wild and Precious, Jess Dugan: Every Breath We Drew, Todd Forsgren: Ornithological Photographs, Lili Holzer-Glier: Rockabye, Malcolm Linton & Jon Cohen: Tomorrow is a Long Time. The artists will be present to chat, answer questions and sign books.

Sunday, September 20th, 2015


Workshop: Modern Family – Fun Approaches to Kids & Family Photos

Location: Activity Tent
Date: Sunday, September 20th
Time: 12:00PM-2:00PM
Featuring: Alyson Aliano and Bethany Michaela Jones
*Free to Attend!*
*Pre-registration required*

Bring your cameras and your kids to this workshop! Participants will learn fun, smart, and simple ways to capture great family photos. Using practices pulled from traditional portraiture and revamped to reflect the uniqueness of each family’s personality, instructors will discuss and apply tips and tricks that can help any member of the family capture a great shot.

Conflict Reporting: Safety and Security in the Field

Location: Photoville Pavilion
Date: Sunday, September 20th
Time: 1:30PM-2:30PM
Featuring: Christina Piaia (Moderator), Sawyer Alberi, Ron Haviv, and Robert Mahoney
*Free to Attend!*

Risks for journalists covering conflict and political strife continue to rise each year, with a reported 38 journalists killed in 2015 alone and hundreds threatened, attacked, kidnapped and/or targeted. This panel of journalists and practitioners will explore the radically changing landscape of conflict reporting over the past decade, including how the press industry is assessing and responding to these increased threats against press freedom, digital security and the lives of journalists worldwide.

Workshop: Make What You Make Look Great – An Intro to Product Photography

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park Classroom
Date: Sunday, September 20th
Time: 2:00PM-4:00PM
Featuring: Evi Abeler
*Free to Attend!*
*Pre-registration is required for this event. *

Geared toward crafters, makers, and small business owners, this workshop offer some tips and tools to simply style, light and photograph your product and make it look amazing! Participants should bring a camera (a cell phone camera is fine!) and a small piece to shoot, and our instructors will guide you through the process of creating interesting and unique photos that you can use in your online store or in your marketing materials.

Under Fire: Black Photographers Creating Agency in a “Post-Racial” America

Location: Photoville Pavilion
Date: Sunday, September 20th
Time: 2:45PM-3:45PM
Featuring: Whitney Richardson (Moderator), Sheila Pree Bright, and Ruddy Roye
*Free to Attend!*

Devin Allen was called away on assignment and will not be joining us in person. He will do his best to connect with us through video conference.

This panel will convene Black photojournalists who have covered the recent resurgence in incidents of and outrage over racial discrimination nationwide. Their accompanying personal narratives and investment in the issue have only strengthened the power and reach of their imagery. Together they will discuss the Black image in contemporary media, as well as their mission and challenges as Black image-makers.

Photoville Walking Tour with WM Hunt

Location: Meet at the Entrance of Photoville
Date: Sunday, September 20th
Time: 3:00PM-4:00PM
Featuring: WM Hunt
*Free to Attend!*

Did you ever wish there was some photo-world superstar who would walk you around Photoville and show you their favorite work? Well this year, we’ve invited some of the most interesting and engaging folks in photography to lead the first ever Photoville Guided Tours! Our expert guides have curated a selection of exhibitions informed by their skills and interests, and will be sharing their personal perspectives with YOU!

Drop In: Photobooth for the Whole family (Kids & Dogs Welcome!)

Location: Activity Tent
Date: Sunday, September 20th
Time: 3:00PM-6:00PM
Featuring: Michelle Pedone and Lynne Correia
*Free to Attend!*

Lights, camera, action! This special photo booth is for the most adorable, treasured members of your family…Bring your kids and your pups as the Photoville Activity Tent transforms into a commercial studio. Portrait photographer Michelle Pedone and costume designer Lynne Correa come together to put on a photo shoot that’s fun for the whole family.

The American Dream: Documenting Economic Inequality in America

Location: Photoville Pavilion
Date: Sunday, September 20th
Time: 4:00PM-5:00PM
Featuring: Danielle Jackson (Moderator), Matt Black, Brenda Ann Kenneally, and Eugene Richards
*Free to Attend!*

Despite economic growth, inequality continues to rise and poverty to soar. Inequality is the biggest domestic economic story of our lifetimes, both intractable, long-term unemployment and a yawning income gap between the wealthy, the middle class and the working poor, in the words of the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, this event’s organizer. This panel gathers veteran photographers who have made it their life’s work to document stories of poverty and inequality with empathy, depth and curiosity. Motivated by their personal experiences in economically depressed areas, they explore and illustrate what economic inequality looks like in the U.S.

Documentary Storytelling: A New Era

Location: Photoville Pavilion
Date: Sunday, September 20th
Time: 5:30PM-6:30PM
Featuring: James Estrin (Moderator), David Burnett, Alan Chin, Donna Ferrato, Andrew Lichtenstein, and Lucian Perkins
*Free to Attend!*

The panel will explore the inspiration and necessity for independent and collaborative projects in a new era of documentary storytelling and alternative models that prioritizes public interest.