DPI at the 2022 Photoville Festival

Monday, Jun 6, 2022

Photoville is a new york-based non-profit organization that works to promote a wider understanding and increased access to the art of photography for all.

Founded in 2011 in Brooklyn, NY, Photoville was built on the principles of addressing cultural equity and inclusion, which we are always striving for, by ensuring that the artists we exhibit are diverse in gender, class, and race.

In pursuit of its mission, Photoville produces an annual, city-wide open-air photography festival in New York City, a wide range of free educational community initiatives, and a nationwide program of public art exhibitions.

By activating public spaces, amplifying visual storytellers, and creating unique and highly innovative exhibition and programming environments, we join the cause of nurturing a new lens of representation.

Through creative partnerships with festivals, city agencies, and other nonprofit organizations, Photoville offers visual storytellers, educators, and students financial support, mentorship, and promotional & production resources, on a range of exhibition opportunities.

Photoville 2022
June 4 - 26, 2022
Brooklyn Bridge Park * Manhattan * Queens * Staten Island * Bronx
Free & open to the public

b&w mugshot portrait

Alice Proujansky

Alice Proujansky's (BFA 2002) exhibit — Hard Times are Fighting Times -- will show at the 2022 Photoville Festival from June 4-26.

b&w portrait of three men in the black panthers

Jeffrey Henson Scales

DPI Professor Jeffrey Henson Scales exhibits In A Time of Panthers, a collection of his earliest photographs of the Black Panthers in Oakland, and the People’s Park riots in Berkeley, which he made as a teenager.

two people seated on a bed


Golden (BFA 2018) is part of an exhibition that includes work from a selection of Women Photograph’s grantees from our first five years of programming. 

a family stands outdoors in yard playing with water toys and an inflatable water slide and pool

Elias Williams

DPI Alumna Jennifer Samuel co-curated the exhibiton titled "A Place Where The Dream Lives" at Photoville 2022.

red toned black and white with person jumping in the air of their bedroom

Kenzie Steinberg, Grade 11

These projects by NYU Tisch Future Imagemakers explore people and places, familiar and strange, in New York City and beyond. Twelve emerging photographers used their cameras to delve into the depths of the mind and imagination, and to carefully observe and comment on relationships — between humans and the environment. Their lenses focused on family, friends, dreams, nature, fashion, immigration, mental health, and more. While each Imagemaker’s artistic approach is unique, all of these projects are bound by a sense of curiosity and a willingness to embrace ambiguity, connection, and discovery. Students come from different high schools — and some from different states — but worked together in this program to build a collective, creative response to their worlds.