Back in 2011, a Brooklyn-based cooperative called United Photo Industries (UPI) launched with a mission to “push the conversation forward and help develop new viable models for the photo industry.” UPI’s been busy ever since and currently hosts the third edition of Photoville, now lauded as the largest annual photographic event in New York City. By using shipping containers for exhibition spaces and creating outdoor photographic installations, the 10-day gathering uniquely brings photographic art to the public in venues at the Brooklyn Bridge Park along with a program full of workshops and talks. Featuring over 50 exhibitions, including works by award-winning photographers and amateurs, the photography festival provides a showcase of diverse images from snapshots of war-torn countries to deadpan portraits.
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