Check Out Some Photography Under the Brooklyn Bridge at Photoville

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    A massive celebration of photography is coming to the base of the Brooklyn Bridge this month as Photoville returns to Brooklyn for its sixth consecutive year.

    The festival will include more than 55 shipping containers turned into galleries featuring work from photographers around the globe. The exhibitions this year cover a wide array of photographic subjects — including historic images of housing from the New York City Municipal Archives and student work documenting the neighborhoods now connected by the NYC Ferry.

    @doctorswithoutborders, or Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), presents a series of portraits of people forced from home in search of safety, many of them bearing the physical and psychological wounds from the dangerous journey. This traveling show details the immediate and often devastating impact of refugee policy on real human lives. (Image by @jcarlostomasi) @ForcedFromHome #forcefromhome #photoville2017 #photovillnyc #photojournalism

    In addition to the exhibits there will also be slate of programs, talks and workshops. There’s an education day for students sponsored by the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment and three days of panel discussions at nearby St. Ann’s Warehouse. The beer garden is also returning this year, with beer from Brooklyn Brewery and Smorgasburg food vendors.

    We're getting close now — Photoville 2017 opens our gates this Wednesday, September 13th at 4:00 PM! HUGE thank you to the crew working so hard to put this village together, it wouldn't be possible without you!

    Photoville will run from September 13-17 and September 21-24 at Brooklyn Bridge Plaza in Brooklyn Bridge Park. The event is free for all, with a suggested donation of $5. The event opens at 4 p.m. on September 13 and 12 p.m. every other day — closing times vary. For more information and the full slate of hours of operation, check out the Photoville site here.

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