Here are a few things you might want to know ahead of your visit to PHOTOVILLE.

Photoville is happening in ALL 5 boroughs this year! We will of course be at our home in Brooklyn Bridge Park in DUMBO but, in addition, a selection of exhibitions will also be shown in some incredible outdoor spaces we’ve been lucky to partner with in Manhattan, Queens, The Bronx and Staten Island.

Photoville 2021 will run from September 18 to December 1. It all begins September 18th when our outdoor exhibitions will open across the city, ready for you to visit, and when we celebrate with our in-person Community Day in Brooklyn Bridge Park! 

Our online talks, workshops and community events will take place between September 23rd and October 10th. For a full schedule of online events, see the Programming Calendar. Outdoor exhibitions will remain up until the beginning of December and some additional online and IRL events will be announced later in the fall as well.

Outdoor Exhibitions are on view starting Sept 18 throughout the city and are best viewed in Daylight hours and are open whenever the park or space is open to the public. (we recommend between 6am – 7pm daily)

Exhibitions will close December 1.

Saturday, September 18th is Photoville’s in-person Community Day, free and open to the public in the picturesque Brooklyn Bridge Park! We are celebrating the opening of our 10-Year Anniversary Photoville Festival.

This can’t-be-missed visual storytelling event will include curated tours, workshops and nighttime programming; all the fun of a two week festival in one jam-packed day in Brooklyn Bridge Park. There is something for everyone! Please see the lineup of events on our Community Day page here.

The day will cap off with our nighttime program, taking place on the Harbor View Lawn at Pier 1 in Brooklyn Bridge Park. The lawn will open for this event beginning at 5pm, with food and drink available, a 6pm music performance and then  the main stage event “10 Under 10” at 7pm.

In the event of inclement weather, the Community Day rain date is Sunday, September 19th.

Please note that outside alcohol and glass bottles are prohibited on the lawn and throughout Brooklyn Bridge Park. We’re excited to bring back Smorgasburg once again to Photoville! For your food and drink options, including alcohol, please visit our Smorgusburg friends on the Promenade throughout the day. Outside food is permitted.

Please note there will be a bag check at the entrance to the lawn, where the nighttime programming takes place. This is to ensure the above policies and to maintain the beautiful outdoor space and safety of our attendees, so we can all enjoy the event together!

Please bring blankets. 

Chairs (other than wheelchairs) are not allowed on the lawn. 

Leave your furry friends at home, as dogs are not allowed on the lawn, per Brooklyn Bridge Park rules

Restrooms are available near the entrance of Pier 1.

While we look forward to welcoming back our Photoville friends and supporters to our in-person Community Day event, our number one priority is health and safety. 

We will be monitoring and adhering to the guidelines set out by New York City, State and the CDC. As the New York City area is experiencing an increase of Covid cases, mask-wearing is recommended when in close proximity to others, including in crowded outdoor settings, and regardless of vaccination status. We encourage everyone to wear a mask, maintain social distance when possible, and show respect  to fellow attendees.

If you or your family members attend any of our family activities, photo workshops or tours, we ask that everyone wears a mask.

At this time, no health screenings or proof of vaccination are in place to attend Photoville; however, we will be keeping up-to-date on any changes to City and State guidelines and ask for your patience with this ongoing situation. 

In consideration of our attendees, staff and volunteers, we ask that if you are exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19, or have recently come into contact with someone who has COVID-19, please stay home.

In attending Photoville, you voluntarily assume the risks that apply to exposure to COVID-19. Thank you for protecting yourself, friends & family and the Photoville community by practicing adherence to guidelines and respecting the safety needs of others.

All our photo exhibitions are OUTDOORS. When you are visiting our outdoor exhibitions, please be aware of adhering to the mandated safety guidelines outlined by the New York State government.

We ask that you maintain a minimum of 6 foot distance between you and other Photoville patrons while viewing the exhibitions, wear a face mask/face covering and do not visit exhibitions if you are having symptoms such as fever, coughing or shortness of breath. Please do not visit exhibitions if you have been in close contact with someone who has or may have COVID-19. Please do not visit exhibitions if you have traveled outside of New York in the last 14 days.

This year’s Photoville does not include shipping containers and all exhibitions are in outdoor public spaces at street level.

No! All exhibitions and online talks are open to the public and free of charge. For online workshops we ask for a $10 deposit to reserve your spot, which will be refunded after you attend.

Because we hope to continue Photoville in the coming years, a suggested donation of $5 is encouraged and appreciated to secure the longevity of this community event. Donations can be made online here.

You can find information about Photoville’s online talks, workshops, professional development initiatives, family programs and community events on our website here.

Please register in advance. After registering you will receive an email confirmation that will have all pertinent details, including the Zoom link you will use to attend the online event.
All events will take place online on Zoom and requires a wi-fi connection.