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Photoville 2019 highlights

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With more than 90 thought-provoking exhibitions, 30 interactive workshops and talks, 30 FREE programs and special events plus six evening screenings, there's plenty to enjoy at Photoville New York City this September. With an impressive total of 600 photographers contributing to this year's event, this is one of the hippest open festivals in America, with shipping containers repurposed into galleries and some of the most innovative image-makers bringing work to the 10-day event. Visitors travel from far and wide to Brooklyn Bridge Park so they can truly immerse themselves and look, learn and listen to some of the leading and most exciting voices in the industry. Here we've picked out a selection of events we believe will inspire you. 



Caminantes: The Venezuelan exodus 
​Ecuadorian photographer Felipe Jácome's most recent series interprets the political and economic crisis in Venezuela. Trekking with those wishing to leave their home country, Jácome documented their 200km plight from Cucuta to Bucaramanga. Jácome then transferred the images of the people he'd met directly on the country's redundant currency by using a silver gelatin process. 
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American Society of Media Photographers
Celebrating the association's 75th anniversary, this comprehensive exhibition provides insight to the changes and developments in the photographic medium since 1944. Works by Berenice Abbott, Cornell Capa, Philippe Halsman, Dorothea Lange, Gordon Parks, W. Eugene Smith and Art Wolfe are amongst those on show. 
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Native America
Native American life and stories in mainstream media have historically been told from one perspective, believes photographer Tailyr Irvine. She challenges past narratives to provide deeper representation of the lives and the complex issues within the diverse communities that make up Native America.
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Dumbo at dusk: A low light twilight photography workshop 
Learn how to capture beautiful photographs in the shifting light at twilight of New York's trendy Dumbo neighborhood during this four-hour workshop. Fine art photographer Lynn Saville will be on hand to guide you through particular photographic techniques – such as focusing and exposure. The session will start with an intro and slideshow session in the Photoville Workshop Area before heading out for a live, guided shooting session. Make sure you take your own camera and book your place in advance. 
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Rethinking photobook funding models 
Kickstarter’s Thought Leader Nancy Borowick leads this two-hour workshop on how to use crowdsourcing effectively to fund the publishing of your photobook. From growing your audience to funding print runs, Borowick will take you through the benefits of using Kickstarter. Photographers Sara Terry, Jake Naughton and Jason Koxvold share their successes with the platform. 
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Perspectives: A conversation led by Jamel Shabazz
Coinciding with the exhibition on show during Photoville where distinguished photographer Jamel Shabazz curated a selection of work by young documentary photographers, Shabazz invites three of the photographers to discuss their projects. Soraya Matos, Donato Di Camillo, and Michael McCoy join Shabazz for this 60-minute discussion.
September 15 | 1:30 to 2:30pm
St. Ann’s Warehouse

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Photography and social media 
A panel discussion looking at how to use social media to boost your online profile as a photographer. Topics explored include how to create content that is aligned with your look and brand and how to effectively, shoot, select and edit for Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Panelists include professional photographers Daniella Zalcman and Alice Gao, social media consultant Dave Krugman plus Adobe Lightroom expert Pei Ketron.
September 22 | 3:30 to 4:30pm 
St. Ann’s Warehouse

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An afternoon with Lynsey Addario and John Moore
The two renowned photojournalists sit down to discuss their practice, approach and most recent assignments. Moore was the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards Photographer of the Year recipient for his compelling project on the Ebola crisis. 
September 15 | 3:00 to 4:30pm
St. Ann’s Warehouse

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