This year’s Photoville in Brooklyn Bridge Park was epic. We featured over 400 artists from all over the world, in exhibitions and installations inside and out of our containers. We hosted talks, panels, workshops, and photo walks with some of the best photographers in the world. Our balmy nights in the Beer Garden featured presentations from the likes of Getty Images, The New York Times, National Geographic, PBS’ POV, and the fabulous photographer Janette Beckman who curated for us a wonderful show consisting of over 50 amazing music photographers.
And who can we deep down thank for all of this? It’s you guys — our audience. We just can’t express how grateful we are for your support! Over 76,000 people came out this year over the span of just seven days despite some not so friendly weather in the beginning, and every one of you contributed to the growing, story-telling photography community here.
We also want to thank our partners and artists! The photography that was displayed was stronger than ever and I know we all appreciate the passion and work behind it all. We have so many people helping to support this project, but in particular we want to give special thanks to our biggest supporters: Brooklyn Bridge Park, Two Trees Management, Photo District News, Brooklyn Brewery, Smorgasburg, Dutch Culture USA and the East River Ferry.
Over the next few weeks we will be sending more images, stories and updates from the world of Photoville. Even though we are moving containers out of the park doesn’t mean that the conversation should stop. Please keep supporting photographers and their work – check out their websites, go to their openings, spread the word – and hey – if you liked what you saw, reach out to us and to our partners – we would love to hear from you.
With gratitude Sam, Dave, Laura and our incredible & magical team:
Todd, Aislinn, Jasmin, Krystal, Jen, Kaitlyn, Jason, Skyler, Alexis, Nate, Laura B, Olivia B, Rafael, Miguel, Mike, Sara, Maridee, Viktor, Anna, Joan, Mark (Gilbert), Neal, Bryan, Amanda, Dante, Steph, Nils, Olivia S, Liv, Bex, Lu, Sam, Bonnie, Emma, Liv B, Matt, Derek, Jeff, Brendan, Jesse, Drew, Will, and Gilbert – because lets face it – without our 5 pound canine mayor, Photoville would be nothing!