Luxlab Presents


Featuring Janette Beckman, Michael Christopher Brown, Chris Buck, Jake Chessum, Alan Chin, Livia Corona, Katrina Del Mar, Natan Dvir, Ashley Gilbertson, Richard Kern, Wayne Lawrence, Dina Litovsky, Irvin Morazan, Martin Schoeller, Bryan Shih, Rob Stephenson, Jonathan Torgovnik

Curated by Luxlab and Carl Saytor

Photography is the perfect medium by which to present that instant, that spark of fire, we call the Rebel. These images describe the essence of anyone who has refused to conform to society and retains their individualism, or goes against the tide artistically, socially or politically. Ultimately Rebels become the leaders, the examples, and the engines for change. The exceptional new talent of contemporary photographers defy the traditional working relationship with print labs. Luxlab embraces these forward thinking photographers.

Since opening in 2011 Luxlab has provided photographers with a spacious, contemporary, and elegant facility for creating their work. Whether the project calls for wide format digital or analog chromogenic prints, pigment prints, high end scans, traditional darkrooms, or print finishing and mounting, photographers have a great experience at Luxlab. No wonder, the mission of Luxlab is to serve the photographic arts community with astounding technology built on the tradition of hand-made, high quality printing and processing.


Open Society Foundations and
VII Photo Agency Presents


Featuring Donald Weber

Curated by Open Society Foundations
and VII Photo Agency

Interrogations is about a place where justice, mercy, hope, and despair are manufactured, bought, bartered, and sold; a sound-proofed factory where truth is both the final product and the one thing that never leaves the room.

From 2005 to 2012, Donald Weber traveled through Russia and Ukraine photographing the physical and emotional ruins of the unstoppable storm called history. Meeting and living with ordinary people who had survived much—from wars and conflict, to the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, to the fall of the Soviet Union—he began to see the modern state as a primitive, bloody, and sacrificial rite of unnamed and unchecked power.

Interrogations is the result of a personal quest to uncover the hidden meaning of the bloody 20th century, as displayed through private encounters with state power. With each image, he was looking to make a simple photograph of police interrogation in progress, but also a complex portrait of the relationship between truth and power. For truth in this context is a complicit act, a mutual recognition—however fleeting—between those who hold, and those who must surrender to power. This work interrogates the interrogators.

Over 90 percent of all charges in the Russian judicial system end in guilty pleas, and only experienced criminals or wealthy defendants stand a chance in such a system. It is not designed to give everyone a fair trial. Behind closed doors, the feudal system’s trial by ordeal is still very much in existence. Without confessions and guilty pleas, courts everywhere would grind to a halt in an instant.

In this way, Interrogations is more than a documentation of the policing practices of a particular time and place. It is a meditation on what these interrogation rooms, and the people who enter and leave them, represent. They are young and old, male and female, weak unfortunates and hardened criminals, all orphans of secret histories and hidden dramas that are scripted and played out by the modern state.

Related Programming:

Talk: Donald Weber

Prior to pursuing photography, Donald Weber trained as an architect and worked with Rem Koolhaas’ Office for Metropolitan Architecture. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship (2007), the Dorthea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize (2006) , the Duke and Duchess of York Prize in Photography (2009), and first prize, portrait stories, at the World Press Photo contest (2012).

Weber is the author of Bastard Eden, Our Chernobyl, on daily life in a post-atomic world, and Interrogations, which examines authority and power in Russia and Ukraine. His work has appeared in the Guardian, Newsweek, the New York Times Magazine, Stern, and Time, and he has had solo exhibitions at the United Nations, the Portland Museum of Art, and the Alice Austen House (New York). He is a member of the VII Photo Agency. Weber’s photographs from Interrogations are currently showing in Open Society Foundations’ Moving Walls 20 exhibition.

The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens. Working with local communities in more than 100 countries, the Open Society Foundations support justice and human rights, freedom of expression, and access to public health and education. Through grants and the Moving Walls exhibition series, the Open Society Documentary Photography Project supports photography to engage and mobilize people around issues of justice and human rights.

VII was created in 2001 by seven of the world’s leading photojournalists, and by 2005 VII was listed in third position in American Photo’s “100 Most Important People in Photography.” VII now represents 23 of the world’s preeminent photojournalists whose careers span 35 years of world history.





Featuring Paolo Woods

Paolo Woods photographs the long term, beyond current affairs; he touches on the crux, the raw edge, of human stories. After investigating the oil industry, George Bush’s wars in Iraq and in Afghanistan, the Chinese in Africa, and Iran, he decided to settle in Haiti. It was in 2010, a few months after the earthquake ravaged Port-au-Prince and the cities in the south of the island. At a time when the small republic, independent since 1804, was described only through the prism of tragedy, Woods was looking for something else: how a national identity can be forged in spite of the State.

With writer Arnaud Robert he tracked down Haitian society’s invisibles, its absurd flaws and hidden aspects. He investigated the economic elites, NGOs, the profusion of FM radios, American evangelists. Month after month, he came to realize that all the substitution powers that had come to save Haiti were actually replacing Haitian authorities. And yet, in a country whose leaders have failed ever since it was founded, the population’s desire for a State remains unaltered.

STATE shows Haiti like never before. While not ignoring the huge difficulties of a land where two thirds of the inhabitants don’t have enough to eat, the exhibition tells how a country presented as “cursed” is, above all, a place where resistance, humor, creation and culture live side by side; how the idea of a nation articulates itself around an absent State; how Haiti concentrates all the issues of a Southern nation submitted to the winds of globalization that the combined efforts of the international community are not capable of addressing.

Rather than the after effects of the drama, Paolo Woods wanted to understand what constitutes the everyday life of a country, and even its normalcy. Because this fraction of an island tells more than its own history and represents more than a singular destiny, STATE questions processes that extend far beyond Haiti.

Two books by Paolo Woods and Arnaud Robert accompany the exhibition, STATE published by Photosynthèses and Pèpè published by Riverboom and the Musée de l’Elysée.

Photographic prints for the exhibition were produced by Evergreen Pictures.

Related Programming:

Artist Talk: Paolo Woods

Paolo Woods was born of Canadian and Dutch parentage. He grew up in Italy, lived in Paris and is now based in Haiti. He is devoted to long-term projects that blend photography with investigative journalism.

Paolo Woods has published four books with writer Serge Michel including “Chinafrica” on the spectacular rise of the Chinese in Africa that has been translated in eleven languages and has been acclaimed as an exemplary encounter between fine art and documentary photography.

His work is regularly featured in the main international publications. He has had solo exhibitions in, amongst others, France, US, Italy, China, Spain, Germany and Holland and his pictures are in private and public collections. He has received various prizes including two World Press Photo Awards and the Magnum Fund.


A Selection of Past Recipients … The Tierney Fellowship

Tierney Fellowship Presents

A selection of past recipients..The Tierney Fellowship

Vincent Bezuidenhout, Francesca Cao, Lisa Elmaleh, Ayala Gazit,  David Gilbert, Bryan Krueger, Josh Lutz, Bruno Ruiz Nava, Monique Pelser, Kate Stone, Roberto Tondopo, Grant Willing

Curated by Jerry Vezzuso

The Tierney Fellowship is in it’s tenth year. This is the first exhibit spotlighting former fellowship recipients.

The Tierney Fellowship is awarded to young photographers after graduating from a partner school…USA, Mexico, So. Africa, China and India.  The Tierney Fellowship was created in 2003 by The Tierney Family Foundation to support emerging artists in the field of photography.  The primary goal of the Fellowship is to find tomorrow’s distinguished artists and leaders in the world of photography and assist them in overcoming the challenges that a photographer faces at the beginning of his or her career.
The aim of the Fellowship is twofold: encouraging recipients to produce a new body of work and creating a global community of artists that will function as a crucial support network in an increasingly competitive field.  The Fellowship supports the recipients both financially, by way of a cash grant, and technically, with mentorship and guidance from seasoned experts.  At the end of the one-year grant period, recipients are expected to present a new body of work.
Fellows remain an important part of the Program after the conclusion of their Fellowship.  Seminars and critiques are held throughout the year to facilitate interaction between all current and past recipients, encouraging discussion of their photography, work experience and lives as artists.

Martial Arts

Hellenic Center for Photography Presents

Martial Arts

Featuring Viktor Koen

Curated by Manolis Moressopoulos

Martial Arts is a combination of the “WarHeads” triptych and its sister series of alphabet prints, “Warphabet”. Both bodies of work cover the same subject matter from different directions, trying to better complete the way armed conflicts are presented and understood.

“WarHeads” is clearly not preoccupied with the beauty of weaponry, but a commentary on its uses, results, sale, and distribution. The life size prints address another side of war, the side where budgets and profiteering replace “guts and glory”. The well dressed characters represent that behind every conflict lays a complex fusion of armaments and commerce most times predetermining its outcome, instead of the bravery of its participants on the field.

“Warphabet” is an illuminated typeface, inspired by military history. A typeface I wanted to design for a while now but who’s creation, unfortunately, became current and very urgent. Instead of heroics, the letters focus on our obsession for mass destruction and injury. The use of arms and armor throughout, covers a wide yet random chronology of man’s passion for killing man. Random, because it makes no sense adhering to any kind of order when it comes to something so senseless.

Related Programming:

Artist Talk: Viktor Koen, Free Advice

Viktor Koen holds a BFA from the Bezalel Academy of Arts & Design in Jerusalem, Israel and an MFA with honors from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Mr. Koen is a regular contributor to national and international publications and serves on the graduate faculty of SVA. His award winning prints are widely exhibited in galleries and museums in the United States, Europe, Japan, Australia and are part of private and institutional collections. One man shows include: United Photo Industries/NY, Type Directors Club/NYC, The Coningsby Gallery/London, Strychnin Gallery/Berlin, Fraser Gallery/Washington/DC, Astrolavos Gallery/Athens/Greece, Slovak National Museum/Bratislava, Photography Center of Athens, LeVall Gallery/Novosibirsk/Russia, Eirmos Gallery/Thessaloniki/Greece, International Month of Photography/Fillipoupolis/Bulgaria, Merry Karnowsky Gallery/Los Angeles, Viridian Artists/NYC, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art/Thessaloniki/Greece. He is a TED speaker and lectures for academic and professional institutions such as the Type Directors Club, The New York Public Library and the Graphic Artists Guild.

River Gambia: A 1044km African Odyssey

Virginia Quarterly Review Presents


Featuring Jason Florio
Curated by Helen Jones-Florio

When photographer Jason Florio got word that plans were afoot to create a massive hydro-electric dam on the River Gambia – one of Africa’s last free-flowing major rivers – he knew he wanted to attempt to follow the river’s course, before the natural flow was choked. Conservationists fear the dam will have massive environmental impact on many communities, as well as wildlife that rely on the natural flow and seasonal rise and fall of the water.

Along with Helen, his wife and expedition co-leader, and two Gambian fisherman, Abdou and Ebou, they set off on 1044km odyssey – from the river’s humble source in the Fouta Djallon Highlands of Guinea, through the gold bearing lands of Senegal and along the length of The Republic of The Gambia to the Atlantic ocean. They traveled 300km by motorcycle/4×4 and 744km by canoe – creating a photographic and written account along the way, of the tribes and communities whose traditional lifestyle and livelihood depend upon this mighty African waterway.

Jason Florio is a freelance photographer based in New York City. He has worked around the world for publications including The New York Times, The New Yorker, Men’s Journal, Outside Magazine, and is a regular contributor to the Virginia Quarterly Review (VQR). His focus has been on under reported stories about people living on the margins of society and in places of conflict. His work has been recognized with a number of international awards, including The International Photography Awards – ‘People Photographer of the Year’ 2010, PX3 Gold Medal – ‘War’ 2011, and the VQR – ‘Prize for Photography’, 2013. He was the first recipient of the JGS/Aperture Foundation grant to produce Aperture’s first ever assigned story, ‘This is Libya’. His work has been exhibited in solo presentations in the USA, Europe and China and is in a number of museum collections. Florio is a proud Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

Established at the University of Virginia in 1925, the Virginia Quarterly Review has won six National Magazine Awards in the past decade—more than any literary quarterly in the nation. VQR has published work from 17 Nobel Laureates and more than 50 Pulitzer Prize winners. The magazine publishes photography, photojournalism, nonfiction, fiction, poetry, translations, art, reportage, and criticism. Its many honors include selection as a finalist, National Magazine Award for Photography, 2012; winner, Overseas Press Club Best Use of Online Video, 2011; winner, National Magazine Award for Multimedia Package, 2011; and winner, National Magazine Award for News Reporting in the Digital Medium, 2010. In recent years, VQR has published photography portfolios by Nadia Shira Cohen, Maisie Crow, Jason Florio, Aaron Huey, and Ed Ou, among others. In addition to the print magazine, VQR has online readers in more than 200 countries.

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Gaston Lacombe Presents


Featuring Gaston Lacombe

“Captive” is a photo series documenting zoo animals in their un-natural environment. Gaston Lacombe has been gathering photos from zoos all around the world since 2009. This body of work currently represents 16 zoos, in 9 countries, on 5 continents and constantly keeps growing as he visits more zoos.

In zoos all around the world, visitors go to admire some of the most beautiful, rare or fierce creatures on Earth, but often fail to notice the deplorable habitats in which they are kept. This photographic series is not about these animals, but rather, it documents what happens when humans use animals for display and entertainment.

Gaston Lacombe is a Canadian photographer and filmmaker, currently based in Washington, DC. He specializes in documentary work and in travel photography. He holds a diploma in Photography from the Boston University Center for the Digital Imaging Arts (Washington DC campus) and has also studied at the B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. levels in History. Along with his photography work, Gaston is also the Communications Coordinator for the International League of Conservation Photographers.


Keep On Dreaming

Astrid Verhoef Presents


Featuring: Jenne Bleijenburg, Eefje Bouwkamp, Bernhard von Braun, Rinze van Brug, Paul Fleming, Aloys Ginjaar, Jeannette Grotenhuis, Judith Heinsohn, Dindi van der Hoek, Sarah Mei Herman, Merit de Jong, Elizabeth Kleinveld & EPaul Julien (E2), Paul & Menno de Nooijer, Milette Raats, Annelies Rigter, Maartje Roos, Ellen Schippers, Henri Senders, Roeland Verhallen, Astrid Verhoef, Bianca van der Werf, Alice Wielinga, Hans Withoos.

Curated by Aloys Ginjaar

The word fantasy comes from the Greek word Phantazesthai and means “picture to oneself”. As a product of imagination it is often considered to be the opposite of reality, yet we need it to adapt to and understand reality. A fantasy originates from desires, conflicts, frustration, wishes and dreams. It is through our imagination that we discover possibility and as such it is indispensable in paving the way to our future reality.

“Keep on Dreaming” shows the mental representation of thoughts, concepts, symbols and dreams of 23 Dutch Photographers. They invite you to a world of new ideas, romantic imagination and endless possibilities.

Aloys Ginjaar (1946, Amsterdam) has worked for many years as a photographer, journalist and curator. His work was part of World Press Photo 1973, 1975 & 1977 and since 2000 he’s been organizing the monthly Photographers Evening in Amsterdam. Ginjaar has curated Dutch exhibitions for the New York Photofestival 2011 (Dutch Delight) & Photoville 2012 (The Wonder of Woman). This year he’s been awarded with the Golden Age Award for his activities for the Dutch Photographic community.

In 2011 he asked Astrid Verhoef (1973, Amsterdam) to join his exhibition in New York. Her work has been part of the IJFFF Photo- & Filmfestival 2012, Photoville 2012 and The (Super)Heroes exhibition at the Manhattan Bridge. In 2013 She’s been chosen by GUP Magazine as one of the “New Dutch Photo Talents”.
Astrid started supporting Aloys in organizing the exhibition “The Wonder of Woman” for Photoville 2012 and this year she’s producing Ginjaars’ exhibition “Keep on Dreaming” for Photoville 2013.


The View from Nowhere

Conveyor Arts Presents

The View from Nowhere

Featuring Lynley Bernstein, Bryan Graf, Sylvia Hardy, Charlie Rubin, Athena Torri, Suzanna Zak

Conveyor Arts presents a site-specific exhibition, and reading room installation with selected photobooks by small publishers and and self-published artists, based around the themes of industrial landscape, shipping routes, and transportation.

Conveyor Arts is a small publishing and production house for artists’ books, zines and other printed matter related to photography. We also publish Conveyor Magazine, and organize exhibitions and programming related to print and photography.

Related Programming:

Workshop: Kid Zines
Workshop: Tenn Zines

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Featuring Amy Elkins Monica Bradley Michael Kwiecinski Anula Maiberg Jamie Isaia Christopher Mealie Carrie Levy Lisa Elmaleh Anthony Fuller Aken Wahl Isaac Diggs Marcia Lippman Greg Krauss Anna Bauer Dustin Wayne Harris Bon Duke Lydia Panas Jessica Watson Ina Jang Richard Rothman Masood Kamandy Jake McNulty Brian Krueger Allison Anne Lamb Magie Cypis Brea Souders Marina Berio William Lamson Rachel Sussman Asger Carlson Devin Yalkin Phoebe Chung Eric Madigan Heck Tiana Peterson Bobby Doherty Malcolm Lightner Lucas Thorpe

Curated by Stephen Frailey

The work chosen for Dear Dave, has been notable for its originality, intelligence and an informed relationship with photographic discourse, both historical and contemporary. Often playful, the work deserves to be more fully known.

Published thrice annually, Dear Dave, magazine publishes original and idiosyncratic work from all photographic genres and sensibilities, that is worthy of further recognition.

One Is All You Need

Dirk Anschütz Photography Presents

One Is All You Need – Portraits of New York’s Fixie Riders

Featuring Dirk Anschütz

© Dirk Anschütz
© Dirk Anschütz
It is widely known, that husbands and their wives, and dogs and their masters develop certain similarities as their relationship progresses. Less known, but just as evident is the fact that the same happens to bicyclists and their bikes. This is most apparent in people with a strong sense of style and a deep love for bicycling. Fixie riders in short.

Here is a portrait series of some of the riders at the forefront of New York’s bike renaissance.

Dirk Anschütz is a New York based photographer. His main photographic interests are portraits, landscapes and sports. His work has been published in magazines such as Time, Fortune, Money, ESPN, Stern, and Der Spiegel, and his commercial clients include Mini Cooper, BMW, Adidas, Merck and Bravo. He has had several solo shows in the US, and his work was featured on the Fence at Photoville in Brooklyn (2012). Dirk received a Brooklyn Arts Council Grant 2012. His awards include the PDN Photography Annual, the American Photography Annual, an International Photography Award, an ASMP Images Award , and an AltPick Award.


Feature Shoot Presents


Featuring Athos Burez, Catherine Losing, Christian Hagemann, Daan Brand, Daniel Evans and Brendan Baker, Daniel Stier, Dominic Davies, Federico Ciamei, Florent Tanet, Gilda Davidian, Heather Rasmussen, Kyoko Hamada, Maciek Pozoga, Maryanne Casasanta, Mate Moro and Aron Filkey, Maxime Guyon, Nico Krijno, and Wyne Veen.

Curated by Alison Zavos

“Is it strange that when I look at certain fruit I find myself a bit aroused. Almost like it’s trying to seduce me. By overwhelming my senses. Like it wants to be devoured. Like we’re meant to be together. Fruit tempts us with enlightenment. We’ve struggled to portray their beauty. Crossed lands to find them. Fought wars over them. But somewhere along the way we’ve stripped them of their power. Reduced to a still life, fruit has become predictable. Or has it?” —The Fruit Hunters, 2012

For the past year, Alison Zavos has been collecting peculiar photographs of fruit for this group exhibition that she is calling Fruitland. Similar to picking the perfect piece of ripe, delicious-looking fruit from a tree, she has searched hundreds of photographers’ websites and chosen the freshest, strangest still life photos to present at Photoville 2013.

Maybe as a response or antidote to the labored and moody Dutch still life-inspired fruit photography that has been proliferating in galleries over the past decade, young photographers are now challenging themselves to take a regular piece of fruit and make it special – adding their own strange twist to something so commonplace that anyone can pick it up at the local grocery store.

This fascination with photographing fruit in the studio has spread far and wide. Fruitland includes 31 photographs from 18 international photographers.

Alison Zavos is a curator and the Publisher/Managing Editor of the photography blog, Feature Shoot, which showcases work from both up-and-coming and established photographers. Since launching in 2008, the site has accumulated an archive of over 3,000+ international photographers and won’s 2011 Photo Blog Awards as “The Web’s 20 most compelling, most consistently insightful and surprising photography blogs.”


Don’t Stay Here

FotoFestival Naarden Presents

Dutch photography on the move

Featuring Jan Banning, Olivier van Breugel & Simone Mudde, Janus van der Eijnden, Jasper Groen, Chantal Heijnen in collaboration with Bami Adedoyin, Vivian Keulards, Carla Kogelman, Bas Losekoot, Marieke van der Velden, Martin Waalboer

Curated by Feiko Koster & Eduard Planting

Traveling is a long-standing Dutch tradition.

The discovery of New Amsterdam is a well known example from the past. Nowadays many artist get inspired abroad. Photographers are the antennae of society, they have their own ideas about what is going on and know how to create the right image that reflects that idea and makes people think.

This year we chose to present the vision of Dutch photographers on their surrounding world, much of it focused on the US. Presented by FotoFestival Naarden.

Curated by Feiko Koster & Eduard Planting.

Feiko Koster (photographer/curator) and Eduard Planting (collectioneur/gallerist) are the headcurators of the Dutch festival for photography “FotoFestival Naarden” since 2009.

FotoFestival Naarden is the oldest photofestival of the Netherlands. It is held once every two years in spring at the medieval and fortified town of Naarden. It is a festival that deals with contemporary and storytelling photography from professional Dutch photographers.

The View From Here

International Center of Photography Presents

The View From Here

Featuring ICP Students

Curated by ICP School

This mini-exhibition is a selection of work from the students of the 2013 One-Year Certificate Programs at the ICP School, and showcases the amazing talents of these recent alumni.

The International Center of Photography (ICP) is the world’s leading institution dedicated to the practice and understanding of photography and the reproduced image in all its forms. Through our exhibitions, educational programs, and community outreach, we offer an open forum for dialogue about the role images play in our culture. Since our founding, we have presented more than 500 exhibitions and offered thousands of classes, providing instruction at every level. ICP is a center where photographers and artists, students and scholars can create and interpret the world of the image within our comprehensive educational facilities and archive.

Aaj Tak

Aaj Tak

Featuring Linka A Odom

© Linka A Odom
© Linka A Odom

Aaj Tak, by Linka Odom, is an outdoor photographic light box installation that takes the viewer on a visual journey through modern India – Aaj Tak loosely translates as ‘til today’ in the Hindi language. In 2012/13 Odom passed four months backpacking throughout India. During this time she traveled from the highest province of Ladakh to the Southern most region of Kerala. Ms. Odom’s colorful, edgy images of India represent this vast, vibrant and constantly shifting country with a modern eye. Using multi-media materials and backlit photographs, the Aaj Tak installation takes people on both a physical and visual journey, which mimics the experience of traveling. The photographs are displayed back to back in double-sided light boxes, and relate to one another, allowing the viewer to make connections, establishing setting, and deepening the relationship between the individual images. As an installation, Aaj Tak is best viewed at night, under a dark sky, when the light boxes are at their brightest.

Born with an attraction for the unknown and adventure, Linka A Odom passed many days while growing up creekwalking in the suburbs of Dallas, Texas. After graduating from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in 1997, she satisfied this wanderlust by traveling, exploring, and documenting diverse cultures. Odom has adventured & photographed in more than 30 countries over the last 15 years. Linka began working with multi media materials in 2005 and has since developed a unique way to showcase her work using photographic light boxes. Her installations have traveled to music and art festivals all over the world. In August of 2010, Odom left the U.S. to pursue an advanced degree, graduating in December 2012 from the University of the Arts in London with a Master’s in Photojournalism & Documentary Photography. In 2012, Linka was awarded a Getty Images Creative Grant for her work with photo based installation art. Odom thrives in off the beaten path and unique settings as a freelance photographer and is inspired by ancient civilizations and by people that live on the edge. She is incredibly interested in developing new ways of displaying imagery. Linka is now headquartered in Berlin, Germany.

Tierney Fellowship 2012

The Tierney Fellowship Presents

Fellowship 2012

Featuring Melba Arellano, Bridgette Auger, Ajit Bhadoriya, Dillon DeWaters, Thomas Gardiner, Eduardo Jimenez Roman, Lebohang Kganye, May Lin Le Goff, Nobukho Nqaba, Agustin Ramos Martinez, Paul Samuels, Anthony Tafuro, Curtis Wallen, Yang Yuanyuan.

Curated by Jerry Vezzuso

Presenting the tenth annual recipients of the Tierney fellowship in Photography.

The Tierney Fellowship is awarded to young photographers after graduating from a partner school…USA, Mexico, So. Africa, Chine and India.  The Tierney Fellowship was created in 2003 by The Tierney Family Foundation to support emerging artists in the field of photography.  The primary goal of the Fellowship is to find tomorrow’s distinguished artists and leaders in the world of photography and assist them in overcoming the challenges that a photographer faces at the beginning of his or her career.
The aim of the Fellowship is twofold: encouraging recipients to produce a new body of work and creating a global community of artists that will function as a crucial support network in an increasingly competitive field.  The Fellowship supports the recipients both financially, by way of a cash grant, and technically, with mentorship and guidance from seasoned experts.  At the end of the one-year grant period, recipients are expected to present a new body of work.
Fellows remain an important part of the Program after the conclusion of their Fellowship.  Seminars and critiques are held throughout the year to facilitate interaction between all current and past recipients, encouraging discussion of their photography, work experience and lives as artists.


Parsons The New School for Design Presents


Featuring Lara Atallah, Mohammad Sajjad Bashardanesh, Marco Bell, Berk Cakmakci, Craig Callison, Xiao Chen, Daniel Cherrin, Magali Duzant, Anthony Flanagan, Michelle Gevint, Jordan Hood, Qiren Hu, Dongli Huang, Henry Huang, Woo-Ram Jung, Kelsey Karstrand, Stephanie Kaznocha, Dongmin Lee, Rosana Liang, Ashley Middleton, Melissa Preston, Gabriel Sanchez, Matthew Scerbak, Emily Shevenock, Jonathan Smyth, Kristin Sigurdardottir, Jeremy White, Michael Winfrey.

Curated by Jim Ramer

The works in this exhibition represent the collective conversation being undertaken by this current generation of emerging artists. These artists are unapologetic in their pursuit to locate themselves and activate their ideas in this rapidly evolving world. They seek to impact the present and shape the future. They chose to confront the larger questions that often do not reflect light, to grapple with the possibilities and conundrums. The work is full with quirks and contradictions, tragedy and humor, echoes of the past and contemplations on the future, personal introspection and calls for revolution. Most importantly this exhibition contains glimpses of a future.

Photo Requests from Solitary

Tamms Year Ten, Parsons The New School for Design, Solitary Watch, the National Religious Campaign Against Torture, and the New York Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement, with support from the Open Society Foundations, Present

Photo Requests from Solitary

Featuring photographs that represent a unique collaboration between men held in supermax prisons and the photographers who fulfilled their requests.

Curated by Laurie Jo Reynolds, Tamms Year Ten, Jeanine Oleson, Parsons The New School for Design, and Jean Casella, Solitary Watch.

What would a person in complete isolation want to see? Men in solitary confinement at Tamms supermax prison in Illinois were asked to request a photograph of anything in the world, real or imagined, and Tamms Year Ten found photographers to make the images. The responses included the place where the Robert Taylor Homes used to be, a gray and white warmblood horse rearing in cold air and a lovesick clown with an old-fashioned feather pen.

“Photo Requests from Solitary” features some of these photographs, along with the unfilled requests from the next phase of the project in New York and California, where thousands of men, women, and children live in extreme isolation and sensory deprivation in state prisons and local jails.
The exhibit will be staffed by survivors of solitary confinement, family members of individuals in prison, and advocates from the New York Campaign Against Isolated Confinement, as well as students from Parsons The New School for Design. Visitors can ask questions and take action to end the use of prolonged isolation in New York. The men who requested the photographs and chose their subjects have been held in isolation in supermax prisons, some for more than a decade. A variety of artists volunteered to take photographs based on their requests.

Related Programming:

Panel: Photo Requests From Solitary

Laurie Jo Reynolds, who was awarded a 2013 Annenberg Prize for Art and Social Change by Creative Time, is an artist , policy advocate and the organizer of Tamms Year Ten, the grassroots coalition that successfully worked to close Illinois’ notorious Tamms supermax prison and initiated the Photo Requests from Solitary project. Jeanine Oleson is an artist, assistant professor of photography at Parsons the New School for Design, and coordinator of the New York Photos from Solitary project. Jean Casella is co-director of Solitary Watch, a web-based journalism project aimed at exposing and documenting this hidden domestic human rights issue. This exhibition is supported by the Open Society Documentary Photography Project, which explores how photography can engage and mobilize people around issues of justice and human rights.

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Lost and Found

The Electromagnetic Theater Presents

Lost and Found

Executive Producer – David Hoffman
Producer & Director – Kerry Kastin
Citzen Racecar – Producers

Special thanks to Magnum Foundation & Susan Meiselas/Magnum

Playwright Michael Shaw Fisher in response to Susan Meiselas’ photograph.

Playwright Ruben Carbajal in response to Lewis Wickes Hine’s photograph.

Performed by Severyn Banes, Harry Barandes, Paul Guyet, Christopher Halladay, Alice Johnson, Laura Lamberti, Emma McBride, and Eric Percival.

As a rancorous and divisive political debate around immigration policy rages across our country, many seem to forget that the huge waves of people who came here from Eastern Europe, Italy, and Ireland around the turn of the twentieth century – for many of us, our grandparents or great-grandparents – went through a strikingly parallel experience to that of recent immigrants from Latin America. Both groups experienced exceptional fear tempered by exceptional hope for the future, dehumanization at the hands of the bureaucracies set up to deal with their arrival, and the sometimes violent ambivalence of their new neighbors and co-workers.

This piece is an attempt to dramatize these parallel experiences, each as crystalized by a photograph – the first taken at Ellis Island in 1905, the second in San Diego in 1989. These images were assigned to two acclaimed playwrights, who each imagined the experience of his photograph’s subjects. The Electromagnetic Theater, a contemporary radio drama company, produced the resulting plays for this installation.

The two plays and their corresponding images run on a continuous loop of approximately twenty minutes.

The Electromagnetic Theater is a unique narrative experience for the age of podcasting, built on the tradition of American radio drama. We present newly commissioned short plays, performed by a company of first-call New York theater and voice actors, and brought to life in an immersive soundscape.

Stories and Images from Maine

The Salt Institute for Documentary Studies Presents

Stories and Images from Maine

Featuring Salt Student Graduates
Curated by The Salt Institute

For forty years, Salt students have been documenting the people and places of Maine through images, sound, writing and now multimedia. Featured here are engaging images and multimedia pieces that represent the depth of storytelling and technical artistry of our students as well as the wide variety of stories that they have found.

The Salt Institute is a non-profit school in Portland, Maine offering semester-long intensive programs in documentary writing, radio, photography and multimedia with a focus on powerful and ethical storytelling.

Simply put, our mission is to educate and promote documentary storytellers.

We also exhibit documentary work in our gallery and host documentary-related events.


Documenting the Build of Brooklyn Bridge Park

United Photo Industries Presents

Documenting the Build of Brooklyn Bridge Park

Featuring Julienne Schaer

Julienne Schaer’s photos of the build of the Brooklyn Bridge Park comprise a visual documentary that illustrates the transformation of Brooklyn’s industrial waterfront into a world-class park.

On March 13, 2008, Schaer captured the start of demolition of the Pier 1 shed. She photographed as the Port Authority sign was removed, signaling the end of one era and the beginning of another. She continued to photograph the site once a month until the demolition of the sheds was complete.

As the construction phase began, Schaer photographed the park more frequently, enabling her to capture many of the elements that have gone into creating the park. Schaer’s attention to detail has produced compelling images that showcase the park’s sustainable infrastructure and construction methods as well as the individuals who brought the park to life day by day. Her photographs document the salvaging of Longleaf Yellow Pine from the Cold Storage Warehouse, the installation of the park’s water retention systems, and the construction of dramatic new topography on Pier 1.

As the site was transformed from a civil engineering project to a scenic park, Schaer’s photography adapted to show off the dramatic panoramas of the park.

Julienne Schaer, formerly a forensic photographer for the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, now specializes in editorial and event photography.
As a photojournalist, Schaer has covered many of the city’s official celebrations & events, and the photographs have been published extensively in print and on the Internet.

Schaer has worked on several long-term projects, completing a portfolio of images of the Hudson River Park for the HRP Trust, and documenting the construction of Jane’s Carousel for Jane Walentas. Over the last five years her continued work photographing the build of the Brooklyn Bridge Park has produced over 6,000 images that chronicle the transformation of the 1.3-mile of Brooklyn’s industrial waterfront into New York City’s most exciting new public space.

Schaer received a Master of Fine Arts in Photography from The Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), but has said it was her years in forensic work, learning to photograph with a recorded neutrality the documentation of a crime scene, its victims and evidence, that influenced her photographic style today.

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New York City Center for Economic Opportunity Presents


Featuring Khadijah Bennett, Dante Bennett, Luzdayris Bernardo, Stephene Brathwaite, Darius Courbe, Kristlyn Delise, Ashley Hurdle, David Palmer, Larell Prince, Melicia Pristell, Yvonne Reid, Johnathan Sanabria, Fatima Shebab, Quwan Smalls, Shamiyah Stafford, Nashca Streng, Keturah Williams, Audrey-Jane Sweeney, Tyrone Kirkland, Ashton Bradley, Jasmine Spann, Alonzo Jones, Joseph McClinton, Ariel McDonald, Shahnee Naftali, Keson Simon, Jessica Rochez, Monica Hawkins, Yonaka Harris, Vianny Lugo, Yoseph Hunt, Terrence Buckner, Winifred McIntosh, Serene Mofford, Douglas Palmer, Eric Ellison, Saquan Frontis

Curated by The Red Hook Community Justice Center, the Brownsville Community Justice Center (both projects of the Center for Court Innovation), the Brooklyn Arts Council and United Photo Industries

This summer, 38 young people from the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Brownsville and Red Hook were able to participate in PhotoVoice, a participatory photography program that teaches a documentary style of photography focused on issues related to their neighborhoods and self-exploration. The goals of this program are to empower participants, inform policy-makers, and raise awareness about issues facing these young people.

PhotoVoice is funded by the New York City Mayor’s Office Center for Economic Opportunity. This project is in collaboration between four Brooklyn organizations – The Red Hook Community Justice Center, the Brownsville Community Justice Center (both projects of the Center for Court Innovation), the Brooklyn Arts Council and United Photo Industries.

Participatory photography gives youth the opportunity to connect in a visual dialogue that often excludes them. This project employs professional photographers to teach participants photography skills and engages students through a series of workshops, class critiques and culminates in a final exhibit. Teaching Artists Russell Frederick, Sam Barzilay, Brenna McLaughlin and Janay McNeil facilitated these workshops and students crafted visual stories from their own unique perspectives.

Related Programming:

Panel: Photography Shaping Communities

Teaching Artists’ Bios:

Russell Frederick is a photographer from Brooklyn, NY whose global worldview and keen understanding of the human condition informs his compelling photography. He works with film in medium format and shoots predominantly in black and white. Through his lens he subverts and disengages the current status quo and stereotypes of people of color internationally. He has photographed men, women and children from Bed Stuy, Brooklyn to Kingston, Jamaica. He has photographed the Lower Ninth Ward and the Bloods in Brooklyn.

Russell Frederick tells the story while elevating and exposing the inherent beauty, dignity and honor in his subjects. 

A self-taught photographer with little formal training, Frederick has catapulted from an unfamiliar name to being sought after for his signature photographic style. In a decade he has become a celebrated public speaker, commissioned photographer and has been exhibited nationally and internationally. He was a recipient of a media fellowship sponsored by the Open Society Institute to document the after effects of Hurricane Katrina and he was a winner of the esteemed Gordon Parks International Photography Competition. In addition to these honors, Russell has received grants from the Brooklyn Arts Council and the Urban Artist Initiative as well. From thousands of entries Mr. Frederick was chosen as one of NYC’s outstanding artists of 2010 for Curate NYC. Russell is a member of Kamoinge, a select group of African American photographers whose work collectively chronicles close to five decades of the African Diaspora. Russell’s work has been showcased and published at the New York Times, The Associated Press, The Open Society Foundation, The Nathan Cummings Foundation, La Lettre De La, Photoville, Columbia University, NYU, Columbia College, The Gallerie Galleberg in Norway, The Open Ateliers Zuidoost Gallery in Amsterdam, Netherlands, The University of Addis Ababa in Ethiopia, The Goethe Institute in Accra, Ghana, The Reginald Lewis Museum of Baltimore, Maryland, The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts, 25 CPW Gallery, The Aljira Gallery of Newark, New Jersey, The Rush Arts Gallery, The Rotunda Gallery, The Empire State Building, Nordstroms, The Brooklyn Academy of Music, Uptown magazine, Ebony magazine, Hycide magazine, and many others.

Russell dedicates his time to volunteering and mentoring young adults at the Kings Against Violence Initiative in Brooklyn, NY.

Serving as United Photo Industries’ Creative Director, Sam Barzilay is also the co-founder of Photoville, a new pop-up photo destination that made its debut on the Brooklyn waterfront in the summer of 2012.

Prior to founding United Photo Industries and launching the United Photo Industries Gallery, he was the Director of the New York Photo Festival. In his dual capacity as curator and festival organizer, he has had the pleasure and privilege of curating photo exhibitions and lecturing on current trends in contemporary photography as far as China, Greece, USA, and Japan.
Over the past few years, he has served as juror, nominator, and reviewer for the Prix Pictet, Les Rencontres d’Arles, Houston FotoFest, the New York Photo Awards, Artists Wanted, the Google Photography Prize, the SilverEye Fellowship, and the FotoVisura Grant, among many others.

Brenna McLaughlin is a photographer and educator who believes the camera is an important pedagogical instrument. Her work has been published in New City Magazine and The Chicago Tribune. In addition to exhibiting widely in Chicago and New York, Ms. McLaughlin has provided imagery for several non-profits including the Brooklyn Food Coalition and the South African Development Fund.

Photography is a constant record of history and a way to tell inventive stories. Through both analog and digital photography Ms. McLaughlin’s work gives an interesting perspective on ordinary life. She appreciates the imperfections in her photographs and has been working in analog still photography for over ten years. Ms. McLaughlin serves as the Teaching Artist for the JustArts: Photography program. She helped develop the curriculum for the program and provided daily instruction to the participants. Brenna received her graduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and her undergraduate degree from Columbia College in Chicago, Illinois.

Janay McNeill is a Photography Assistant for The Photo Voice Summer Program. She has a great interest for photography and enjoys working with the youth. In the past she has worked with Episcopal Social Services as an Activities Specialist and resident artist, teaching cooking classes along with basic kitchen skills to adolescents. Currently Janay is an aspiring chef at New York City College of Technology, pursuing a career in the Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management. Although her passion is food, assisting and working for The PhotoVoice program has heightened her interest for photography. She loves the idea of capturing her art and personal style through a lens and thrives off of creativity and individuality. Her short-term goal is to create a program for teens that will merge the worlds of food, photography, and education providing an outlet for teens to express their creativity through cooking and photography.

Facilitators’ Bios:

Jessica Colon – Ms. Colon is the Deputy Project Director at the Red Hook Community Justice Center. She currently oversees the planning, implementation and management of the Justice Center’s programs and operations. Ms. Colon has over 10 years of experience in nonprofit management and public policy. She has a B.S. from Seton Hall University and an M.P.A. from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public Affairs at Princeton University. Ms. Colon will provide general supervision to program staff and manage coordination between the program’s sites and partners.

Viviana Gordon – Ms. Gordon is the Coordinator of Operations at the Brownsville Community Justice Center. She currently helps to oversee the Justice Center’s day-to-day programming and operations as well as strategic planning and implementation. Ms. Gordon has 6 years of experience in program coordination and clinical work in both criminal justice and community-based settings. Ms. Gordon has a B.A. from Whitman College. Ms. Gordon will supervise the PhotoVoice program’s operations in Brownsville including the recruitment of eligible court-involved youth participants.

Sabrina Carter – Ms. Carter holds a BA in Criminal Justice from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and has been involved in youth programming for five years at the Red Hook Community Justice Center. In her career she has overseen and supervised Teen Peer Education programs, Youth Court, facilitates trainings and has acted as a mentor and role model to the youth she has come into contact with. She has been featured in the January 2011 New York State Bar Association Journal and is a long time resident of the Red Hook Community. Sabrina believes engaging youth in a positive way through the arts and after school programs is an essential part of keeping them focused on a positive path for their future.

Kathleen Christie – Kathleen A. Christie, LCSW joined BAC in November 2006 and is the Arts in Education Director. She earned her M.S. in Social Work at Columbia University and is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW). She has more than l4 years of professional experience in the education field. Prior to formally joining BAC, she taught elementary and middle school students; she also worked with the criminal justice and social welfare systems of NYC, most significantly with women, children and adolescents. She has worked extensively with NYC public schools and has particular expertise in working with challenging educational situations. In addition to BAC, Ms. Christie currently consults for educational institutions, such as Harlem Children’s Zone and Story Pirates, and as a therapist in private practice. She has also taught photography and ceramics, is in multiple book clubs, frequents museums and galleries, and can be found pushing shutter buttons on occasion. She will provide administrative and creative direction to the program.

The Center for Economic Opportunity (CEO) fights the cycle of poverty in New York City through innovative programs that build human capital and improve financial security. Launched by Mayor Bloomberg in 2006, CEO works with both City agencies and the federal government to implement successful anti-poverty initiatives in New York and partner cities across the United States.

Launched in June 2000, the Red Hook Community Justice Center is the nation’s first multi-jurisdictional community court. Operating out of a refurbished Catholic school in the heart of a geographically and socially isolated neighborhood in southwest Brooklyn, the Justice Center seeks to solve neighborhood problems using a coordinated response. The courthouse is the hub for an array of unconventional programs that contribute to reducing fear and improving public trust in government.

Currently in planning, the Brownsville Community Justice Center seeks to reengineer how the justice system works in Brownsville, Brooklyn. In particular, the Justice Center is dedicated to building multiple off-ramps for young people who come into contact with the justice system. The ultimate goal is to reduce crime and the use of incarceration, while at the same restoring local faith in the justice system.

BAC’s Arts in Education (AIE) program provides a wide array of educational arts experiences for students, teachers, parents, and community members in digital, literary, performing, and visual arts. Our collaborative process allows for personalized programming, enriching hands-on experiences, and enhanced depth of knowledge. We instill skills and positive attitudes about the arts that are designed to be retained for a lifetime.

The mission at United Photo Industries is to promote and showcase emerging photographers through curated exhibitions around the world. Working in partnership with local galleries and key media partners, they concentrate on producing site-specific exhibitions that explore new thematic directions in photography. Drawing upon an international network of curatorial partners, they are able to provide unique exhibition opportunities for emerging photographers and facilitate their entry into foreign art markets.

A Survey of Documentary Styles in Early 21st century Photobooks

Indie Photobook Library Presents

A Survey of Documentary Styles in Early 21st century Photobooks

Curated by Larissa Leclair and Darius Himes

The Indie Photobook Library’s seminal traveling exhibition, curated by Larissa Leclair and Darius Himes, arrives in New York, after stops in San Francisco and DC. “A Survey of Documentary Styles in early 21st century Photobooks” draws from the iPL collection and features 70 photobooks, along with a selection of photographs from the books. The exhibition looks at the “documentary tradition” through the lens of a 21st century, global photographic community in which the lines between journalism, art and the long-term documentary project have blurred, morphed and continue to feed off of each other.

The books selected for this exhibition present a range of subject matter, each coupled with a particular visual language drawn from a pool of diversity. There are books that speak a more traditional documentary language, while there are those that explicitly critique that very same tradition; there are diaristic books and titles that overlay a typological structure; other books rely primarily on found and vernacular imagery; and there are many books that borrow heavily from an art-photography storehouse. The goal of this exhibition is to survey the field before us and to foreground questions of authorship, voice, style and content.

The exhibition catalog, designed by Patrick Aguilar of Owl & Tiger Books, is available through Blurb.

Photobooks by Alba Yruela, Alec Soth and Brad Zellar, Amy Stein, Amy Touchette, Erica McDonald, Juliana Beasley, Andrea Stultiens and Arthur Kisitu, Anne Collier, Anton Kusters, Bjarne Bare, BURN, Cary Markerink, Christopher Capozziello, David Galjaard, Deanna Dikeman, Ed Panar, Eliot Dudik, Eric Tabuchi, Erik van der Weijde, Florian van Roekel, Geoffrey Ellis, Gregory Halpern, Heidi de Gier, Ian van Coller, in-public, Jacquie Maria Wessels, Jessica Auer, Jessica Hines, John Steck Jr., Judith Stenneken, Julián Barón, Kathleen Laraia McLaughlin, Lacey Terrell, Mathieu Asselin, Matt Austin, Matt Eich, Max Pam, Maxwell Anderson, McNair Evans, Michael Jang, Mishka Henner, Nate Larson & Marni Shindelman, Nils Petter Löfstedt, Noah Beil, Ofer Wolberger, Paccarik Orue, Peter Mann, Peter Sutherland, Phil Underdown,, Pierre Le Hors, Preston is My Paris, Ray Meeks and Deborah Luster, RJ Shaughnessy, Ron Jude, Sacha Maric, Sara Macel, Scott Blake, Shawn Records, Simon Roberts, Stephen Gill, Takashi Homma, Thomas Mailaender, Tiane Doan na Champassak, Tomas van Houtryve, Valerio Spada, Verena Bruening, WassinkLundgren, Willson Cummer, Yann Gross, Yannik Willing, Yee Ling Tang

Prints by McNair Evans, Erica McDonald, Matt Eich, Michael Jang, Lacey Terrell, and Eliot Dudik, as selected by Gwen Lafage.

Larissa Leclair is the Founder of the Indie Photobook Library.

Darius Himes is the Director of Fraenkel Gallery and Co-Founder of Radius Books.

The Indie Photobook Library ( is a U.S. based archive that collects and showcases self-published and indie published photobooks, and facilitates discourse on trends in contemporary publishing and scholarly research now and in the future. Since May of 2010, the iPL has organized over twenty pop-up library spaces, events, and feature-length exhibitions in the United States, Canada, Guatemala and China.

MediaStorm Presents

Storytelling @ MediaStorm

Friday, September 20 – 7PM
Photoville Beergarden

Curated by Brian Storm

Presented by MediaStorm

Brian Storm will present on digital storytelling and the cinematic narrative. Citing work by his production company, Storm will emphasize how storytelling continues to evolve as a result of technological innovations and an expanding media universe. The digital age gives filmmakers, documentary photographers and photojournalists extraordinary and unprecedented new ways to tell stories.

Brian Storm is founder and executive producer of the award-winning multimedia production studio MediaStorm based in Brooklyn, New York.

MediaStorm’s principal aim is to usher in the next generation of multimedia storytelling by publishing social documentary projects incorporating photojournalism, interactivity, animation, audio and video for distribution across multiple media.

Prior to launching MediaStorm in 2005, Storm spent two years as vice president of News, Multimedia & Assignment Services for Corbis, a digital media agency founded and owned by Bill Gates. From 1995 to 2002 he was director of multimedia at

Storm received his master’s degree in photojournalism in 1995 from the University of Missouri. He lives in New York City and can be reached via [email protected].

MediaStorm is an award-winning film production and interactive design studio whose work gives voice and meaning to the most pressing issues of our time. Our stories demystify complex issues, humanize statistics, and inspire audiences to take action on issues that matter.

MediaStorm has led a paradigm shift in digital storytelling. Our in-depth reporting and original use of audio, video, and graphics create compelling stories that get noticed. In the past five years alone, we have been nominated for 17 Emmy Awards and won two Alfred Dupont Awards.



Saturday, September 28 – 7PM
Photoville Beergarden

Featuring Cedric Gerbeheye, Chris Milk, David Maurice Smith, Gillian Laub, Jeff Harris, Jeff Scher, Joe Guerriero, Kerry Payne, Lauren Fleishman, Maisie Crow, Mark Peterson, Michael “Nick” Nichols, National Film Board of Canada, Olivia Bee, Peter van Agtmael, Rachel Seed, Rick Mereki, Robert Covington, Seán Ó Cualáin, Supranav Dash, Tim Matsui, TJ Kirkpatrick

Curated by Kira Pollack

Presented by Slideluck

SLIDELUCK XVII at Photoville 2013: a multimedia slideshow combined with a potluck dinner. Our 17th global mainstage show in NYC will exclusively focus on multimedia work and will be curated by Kira Pollack, Director of Photography for TIME Magazine. Guests are encouraged to bring a home-cooked dish to share and additional consumables will be available through on-site food trucks and the Brooklyn Brewery bar.

Kira Pollack joined TIME as the Director of Photography in October 2009. She oversees the photographic vision of TIME, and TIME on the iPad. In 2011, she was named Photo Editor of the Year by the Lucie Awards she was awarded an Emmy for TIME’s Beyond 9/11 project the same year. Previously, Pollack spent 11 years in the photo department at The New York Times Magazine and prior to that, The New Yorker.

Slideluck ( is a non-profit dedicated to building and strengthening community through food and art. Since 2000, we have hosted potluck dinners combined with multimedia slideshows in over 75 cities worldwide and presented the work of over 6000 artists and photographers. At each event, guests bring home-cooked dishes to share and the feast is followed by a slideshow of 20-25 local artists, ranging from emerging to very established. From Stockholm to Bogotá to Vancouver, events range in size from 100 to 1000 participants and draw an engaged, eclectic mix of participants and members of the photo community.

Project Amelia

Project Amelia Presents

Project Amelia

Featuring Amelia Coffaro and Elizabeth Griffin

Curated by Amelia Coffaro and Elizabeth Griffin

© Project Amelia
© Project Amelia

I knew by the stillness that settled into the room that my reality was changed. I looked at my doctor: “You think it’s cancer.”


What does cancer look like? Chemo? And a mastectomy? In the changing room at the hospital, I stood photographing my breasts, wanting to remember my body just as it was. Under these dim lights, standing in front of a mirror with my camera, I began to feel less like breast cancer was happening to me and more like I was trying to learn about it. Perhaps if I used my camera to explore something I feared terribly, perhaps it wouldn’t be so scary after all. Perhaps I could move through this by focusing on capturing the moment, letting the camera redefine me: from “cancer patient” to “curious observer”.

I began my chemotherapy on February 14th, 2013, Valentine’s Day, and I invited Elizabeth to photograph along side me.

With these photographs, it is my hope to demystify, if only slightly, the fears, misunderstandings and ill-associations surrounding disease. Because even in my darkest hours, I am not fighting a battle or trying to win a war. I am simply living moment to moment with cancer.

Amelia Coffaro (b 1984) is a photographer born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and based in Brooklyn, New York. Her work is rooted in her connection with nature and the relationship between her and her two sisters who inspire pretty little things. Amelia’s most recent work, self portrait with Luminaries, begins to explore her deep fascination with bioluminescent creatures of both land and sea.

In February 2013, Amelia discovered she had a rare form of breast cancer and was temporarily relocated back to her home in Wisconsin where she began chemo theraphy treatment on Valentine’s Day. Along the way, she has documented her experience and taken to her camera as a way to become a “curious observer” of her illness with the hopes of demystifying for herself and others the fears surrounding cancer.

Elizabeth Griffin (b 1980) is a native to New York City and a staff photographer and editor at Hearst Magazines Digital Media. Her work regularly appears in both print and web editions of many of the Hearst brands, including Esquire, Marie Claire, Elle, and Harper’s Bazaar.

She is co-founder of Project Amelia.

Project Amelia is an all-volunteer effort organized by friends and family of 28-year-old freelance photographer, Amelia Coffaro. Amelia was diagnosed in February 2013 with Stage 3b Inflammatory Breast Cancer. At the time, Amelia, like many young professionals, was uninsured.

Because of the aggressive nature of her cancer, doctors insisted Amelia begin treatment right away. On February 14, 2013, Valentine’s Day, she began chemotherapy.

The nature of this treatment makes it nearly impossible for Amelia to work and as the costs are high, all of us at Project Amelia are working to raise funds for her medical bills. Our fundraising goal is $100,000.

Please join us in our effort by spreading the word and making a donation. Every cent counts.


The FotoVisura Annual: A Night Projection

The FotoVisura Pavilion sponsored by The Viso Lizardi Family Presents

The FotoVisura Annual: A Night Projection

Featuring Andrea Gjestvang, Sara Naomi Lewkowicz, Poulomi Basu, Jashim Salam, Elizabeth D. Herman, Karolina Jonderko, Christopher Gregory, Jenn Ackerman, Fabian Weiss, Emer Gillespie, Nicolas Janowski, Alejandro Olivares, Alan Charlesworth, Diana Markosian, Aaron Vincent Elkaim, Florian Müller, Kiana Hayeri

Curated by Sam Barzilay and Graham Letorney

© Sara Naomi Lewkowicz
© Sara Naomi Lewkowicz

This exhibition seeks to showcase outstanding personal projects by photographers worldwide—who also demonstrate the characteristics of leadership, dedication, commitment and interest in taking action by using their images to bring about awareness to a specific cause or situation in today’s world. Each project is the result of individual voices resonating worldwide. This projection celebrates emerging leaders in photography, who are part of the FotoVisura International community.

SAM BARZILAY: Co-Founder and Creative Director at United Photo Industries and Photoville /// GRAHAM LETORNEY: Co-founder, Art Director and Web Producer at FotoVisura Inc; Guest Curator of 100 Words: Photographers Speak for NPR’s ‘Picture Show’ Blog; Editor of Visura Magazine’s Spotlight.

FotoVisura inc. is a creative firm dedicated to publishing, production, design, consultations, and online media. Sponsored by the Viso Lizardi family, FV Inc. launched The FotoVisura Pavilion in 2009—a physical space dedicated to exhibitions and panel discussions on photography worldwide.

Fractured: The Shale Play

Nina Berman Presents

Fractured: The Shale Play

Featuring Nina Berman / NOOR

The rush to drill down and explode the ground in pursuit of energy is transforming the natural landscape in rural America. Photographing this kind of industrial activity presents a paradox. The visual spectacle is alluring, yet the effects are toxic and polluting. This form of natural gas drilling, also called fracking, is steeped in controversy and unknowns. In these images, all made in rural Pennsylvania, I sought to capture the strange beckoning and fear where the landscapes shifts from natural to industrial, where what appears as rays of sunshine are actually methane flares; where pitch dark dirt roads, end in a burst of artificial light. In this unsettling environment, I include portraits of individuals who are trapped amid this altered, contaminated landscape.

Related Programming:

Artist Talk: Nina Berman, Fracking the Marcellus Shale

Nina Berman is a documentary photographer, author and educator, whose photographs and videos have been exhibited at more than 90 venues including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Portland Art Museum, Dublin Contemporary and the Museum for Modern Art, (MMK) Frankfurt. She’s received awards from the New York Foundation for the Arts, (NYFA), the Open Society Foundation, World Press Photo and Hasselblad. She is the author of two monographs: Purple Hearts – Back from Iraq, and Homeland, which examine the aftermath of war and the militarization of American life. She lives in New York City, is an associate professor at Columbia University and is a member of the Amsterdam based NOOR photo collective.


Small Town Inertia

aCurator Presents


Featuring J A Mortram

Curated by Julie Grahame

“Small Town Inertia” explores the intimate and untold stories of marginalised individuals in the small rural community in which photographer J A Mortram lives, in East Anglia, UK. The exhibition focuses on two subjects. Recently blinded in a freak bike accident, David struggles through the daily grind. And, coping with mental health issues, Tilney1 uses poetry to process his thoughts and experiences.

J A Mortram is a documentary photographer, environmental portraitist and member of the Aletheia Photos collective. Jim’s work is centred on creating an expansive long-form photographic essay “Small Town Inertia,” which explores the intimate and untold stories of marginalised individuals in the small rural community in which he lives in East Anglia, UK. His photography and stories have been awarded and published widely.

aCurator is a full-screen photography website and award-winning blog, edited and published by Julie Grahame in New York since 2010. Showcasing emerging and established photographers, aCurator provides a clean, elegant platform to display images. Julie has a 20+ year history working with photographers.


4:30 – 5:15pm | Film Winding Workshop

4:15- 5:30pm | Saturday 9/28


Presented by George Campbell and ORWO

Brooklyn’s ORWO North America will host a live demo and workshop in 35mm, exotic, film bulk-loading.  With this workshop you will learn how to spool your own film into 35mm canisters, harness exotic films not available in 35mm canister form, learn to save money on 35mm film, and expose yourself to the true romance of film handling.

Register here:

While workshops do not require advanced signup, seating is first come first serve so we highly recommend that you reserve your spot in advance!

This presentation will take place in the Photoville Workshop Area.


ORWO Film, sold exclusively in North America through ORWO North America, documents and preserves art, culture and history.  Our truest intentions are to support the film world, cinematography, sound recording, archival industry, photographic industry, and lab/processing industry, by supplying the highest quality product available, at affordable prices.

ORWO, derived from “ORiginal WOlfen” and founded in Wolfen Germany as an off-shoot of the AGFA film company is steeped in history and abound in legend. The cradle of ORWO was the Agfa Wolfen plant, where the first modern color film with incorporated color couplers, Agfacolor, was developed in 1936.

Russell Frederick

Russell Frederick

© Russell Frederick

Brooklyn-based photographer Russell Frederick will present work from “Dying Breed: Photos of Bedford Stuyvesant” documenting a culturally diverse community at risk. The work raises important questions on the evolution and potential breakdown of traditional neighborhoods.

About Russell Frederick:
Russell Frederick is a photographer from Brooklyn whose global world view and keen understanding of the human condition informs his compelling photography. He works with film in medium format and shoots predominantly in black and white. Through his lens he subverts and disengages the current status quo and stereotypes of people of color internationally. He has photographed men, women and children from Bed Stuy, Brooklyn to Kingston, Jamaica. He has photographed the Lower Ninth Ward and the Bloods in Brooklyn. Russell Frederick tells the story while elevating and exposing the inherent beauty, dignity and honor in his subjects.

A self taught photographer with little formal training, Frederick has catapulted from an unfamiliar name to being sought after for his signature photographic style. In a decade he has become a celebrated public speaker, commissioned photographer and has been exhibited nationally and internationally. He was a recipient of a media fellowship sponsored by the Open Society Institute to document the after effects of Hurricane Katrina and he was a winner of the esteemed Gordon Parks International Photography Competition. In addition to these honors, Russell has received grants from the Brooklyn Arts Council and the Urban Artist Initiative as well. From thousands of entries Mr. Frederick was chosen as one of NYC’s outstanding artists of 2010 for Curate NYC. Russell is a member of Kamoinge, a select group of African American photographers whose work collectively chronicles close to five decades of the African diaspora.

Russell’s work has been showcased and published at the New York Times, The Associated Press, Columbia University, NYU, Columbia College, The Nathan Cummings Foundation, The Empire State Building, Nordstroms, The University of Addis Ababa in Ethiopia, The Goethe Institute in Accra, Ghana, The Open Ateliers Zuidoost Gallery in Amsterdam, Netherlands, The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts, The Corridor Gallery, The Rotunda Gallery, The African American Museum in Philadelphia, The Brooklyn Academy of Music, Ebony magazine, Uptown magazine, Hycide magazine, and many others.

Beyond photographing, Russell dedicates his time to volunteering and mentoring young adults.