October 2020, Under the Brooklyn Bridge, NY B
y APB Staff Writer
Brooklyn-based non-profit Photoville, co-founded by Laura Roumanos, Sam Barzilay, and Dave Shelley, is now running Photoville NYC 2020, the ninth year of the festival highlighting and showcasing photographers and organizations from New York and around the world, and adapting to the current climate with hope, enthusiasm, and photography in public spaces. Photoville NYC 2020 expands the festival, for the first time ever, to all five boroughs, offering increased access to art and storytelling as so many facets of society remain on pause, and as New York’s open public spaces provide vital, safe ways of being out in the world amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. To offer viewers as much time as possible to experience upwards of 60 exhibitions in 30 outdoor locations, while simultaneously safeguarding against overcrowding, the festival will run for two months through November 29, 2020. While Photoville continues to fill Brooklyn Bridge Park with diverse photographic visions, new locations cover the city, from Times Square to Soundview Park in the Bronx, to the South Beach Promenade on Staten Island and Astoria Park in Queens. With Photoville’s focus on the power of visual storytelling, many exhibitions respond to and candidly capture realities both intimate and global from this historic, harrowing year. (See below for a full list of exhibitions.