Welcome to the 2013 – 2015 Photoville Archive!

PHOTOVILLE is New York City’s FREE premier photo destination. Produced by United Photo Industries, the annual festival is a modular venue built from re-purposed shipping containers. By creating a physical platform for photographers of all stripes to come together and interact, Photoville provides a unique opportunity to engage with a diverse audience — a veritable cross-section of the world’s photographic community.

Immersion and interactivity are at the heart of what makes Photoville such a successful and popular event, allowing it to become the largest annual photographic event in New York City and among the most-attended photographic events nationwide. Photoville’s fifth edition (2015) in Brooklyn Bridge Park, welcomed over 83,000 visitors.

Working with more than 80 curatorial partners such as Instagram, The New York Times, TIME Magazine, National Geographic, The Pulitzer Center, the Magnum Foundation, and so many more, Photoville exhibits work by 400+ visual artists annually. Comprised of 70+ exhibitions, 35 talks and workshops, and four nighttime events in an outdoor beer garden, Photoville remains entirely FREE to attend, offering visitors a unique opportunity to experience thought-provoking, challenging, and exceptional photography from across the globe.

Here you’ll be able to find information from all prior editions of Photoville, currently spanning from 2013 all the way to 2015.

Photoville Featured Exhibitions

Container Exhibitions

Housed inside (and out) of repurposed shipping containers, Photoville 2015 will present more than 60 photo exhibitions & outdoor installations in partnership with a carefully selected group of programming partners from around the globe. Addressing a wide range of issues, Photoville is a unique venue for photographers and audiences to connect through the power of visual storytelling.

One of the largest photographic events in New York City, Photoville offers a heady mix of curated exhibitions running the gamut from seasoned photojournalists and high-profile print publications, to graduate student showcases, and fine art practitioners.

Out & About in Photoville

Outdoor Exhibitions & Installations

Photoville goes beyond the boundaries of our shipping containers and with incredible installations and once again we’ll be taking over the Uplands of Pier 5 interactive happenings that brought visitors to interact with photography in totally new and unexpected ways.

Evening Programming

Nighttime Events

Each evening the Beer Garden will play host to powerful multimedia presentations.
Illuminated by the backdrop of the Manhattan skyline, the Photoville beer garden is the perfect setting to view multi-media projections while relaxing, having a drink and savoring tantalizing treats from local food vendors.

We are thrilled to have this year our night time events hosted by our friends at Getty Images, the New York Times Lens Blog, PBS’s POV documentary series, and National Geographic plus a rocking opening night curated by the iconic music photographer Janette Beckman!

Featuring Brooklyn Brewery


A mainstay and popular hangout for Photoville visitors and exhibitors, the BEER GARDEN is an integral part of Photoville – because no village is complete without a place for the community to get together, drink, eat, trade stories, share pictures, and view amazing work!

During the Day

Daytime Programming

Photoville’s Daytime Programming features something for everyone! Join us for a series of engaging panel discussions in the Photoville Pavilion, for several hands-on bring-your-own-camera workshops, on Photoville Walking Tours with photo-world superstars, for family-friendly drop-in photo activities in the Activity Tent and so much more!

Additional Programming

Special Events

From the New York Times Photo Hunt to a Daylight Book signing in the Smorgasburg Beer Garden, and to Aperture’s Photographer’s Playdate – there will be numerous participatory events for the whole family to enjoy throughout PHOTOVILLE!