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10 Workshops, Panels, and Events You Shouldn’t Miss at Photoville 2014

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Clockwise: We Live in Brooklyn, Baby, Throwback Thursday, The Everyday Movement and the Uphill Battle Against Media Stereotypes, SLIDELUCK NYC XVIII, The Everyday Project, The Battles Back Home

We’ve been looking forward to Photoville 2014 for months now and it’s finally upon us (opening tonight). An event composed of over 50 photo exhibitions cleverly installed in repurposed shipping containers, Photoville, now in its third year, brings together emerging and established artists and curators from around the world. Along with a plethora of exhibitions (there is something for everyone), Photoville also offers a diverse selection of artist panels, talks, and workshops. Here are a few we are especially excited to check out.

PANEL DISCUSSION: BagNewsSalon: Reading Key News Photos of 2014, 5:00-7:00pm Sunday September 28, the Photoville Talk Area, the storefront of One Brooklyn Bridge Park at corner of Joralemon Street & Furman Street.
Featuring Michael Shaw, David Campbell, Carolyn Cole, Meg Handler, Todd Heisler, Robert Mackey, James Wellford and Mario Tama / Presented by BagNewsNotes.
Uniting academics, photojournalists, and editors, this panel discussion will delve into the ways in which ten crucial news photographs from the year have influenced and shaped contemporary media.

PANEL DISCUSSION: The Battles Back Home, 12:30-1:30pm Sunday September 28, he Photoville Talk Area, the storefront of One Brooklyn Bridge Park at corner of Joralemon Street & Furman Street.
Presented by The Homecoming Project and Fovea Exhibitions.
Bringing together photojournalists, mental health experts, and war veterans, this panel will confront the challenging experience of military personel and veterans returning to the states after time in Afghanistan and Iraq. Be sure to see “War & Memory,” an exhibit accompanying this discussion.

PANEL: Testament: Chris Hondros, 3:30-4:30 Saturday September 27, the Photoville Talk Area, the storefront of One Brooklyn Bridge Park at corner of Joralemon Street & Furman Street.
Featuring Sandy Ciric, Francisco Bernasconi, Mario Tama and Todd Heisler / Presented by Chris Hondros Fund.
Composed of leading photographers, editors, and photo directors, this panel will revisit the timeless work of Chris Hondros, a celebrated war photographer who raised awareness on global conflicts and inspired empathy and understanding that transcended international boundaries.

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TALK: Photographers’ Sketchbooks, 6:00-7:30 Friday September 26, the Photoville Talk Area, the storefront of One Brooklyn Bridge Park at corner of Joralemon Street & Furman Street.
Featuring Stephen McLaren, Bryan Formhals, Graham MacIndoe, Christophe Agou, Yoshi and Tamara Kametani / Presented by Thames & Hudson.
The authors of the book Photographers’ Sketchbooks will examine the role of the photographer’s diary in the digital age, exploring how online or hardcopy archives and notebooks evolve into exhibitions, monographs, and other projects.

PANEL DISCUSSION: The Everyday Movement and the Uphill Battle Against Media Stereotypes, 1:30 – 2:30 Sunday September 21, the Photoville Talk Area, the storefront of One Brooklyn Bridge Park at corner of Joralemon Street & Furman Street.
Featuring Stephen Mayes, Peter DiCampo, Nana Kofi Acquah, Tina Remiz, Oscar Durand, Kiana Hayeri, Shin Woong-jae and Ruddy Roye / Presented by The Everyday Projects.
The Everyday Projects, a movement composed of international photographers, began on Instagram and is devoted to dispelling stereotypes with more nuanced and realistic representations of global areas both large and small, ranging from Africa to the Bronx. In this panel discussion, the founders of several Everyday initiatives will discuss the stereotypes and the realities of their locations.

CONVERSATION: Fearless Genius: The Digital Revolution in Silicon Valley, 1985-2000, 3:00-4:00 Saturday September 20, the Photoville Talk Area, the storefront of One Brooklyn Bridge Park at corner of Joralemon Street & Furman Street.
Featuring Doug Menuez.
Documentary photographer Doug Menuez will share insight on his recent book, for which he photographed over seventy of the the leading minds of the digital revolution, including Steve Jobs, in action.

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Installation shot from Andres Serrano‘s Residents of New York

PANEL DISCUSSION: Whose Space, Our Space! Photography in Public Space, 3:30-4:30pm Sunday September 28, the Photoville Talk Area, the storefront of One Brooklyn Bridge Park at corner of Joralemon Street & Furman Street.
Featuring Nina Berman, Sam Barzilay, and Andres Serrano
This panel will explore the politics, meanings, and impact of site-specific artwork, examining case studies from photographers who have mounted larger-than-life photographs everywhere from Jordan’s refugee camps to the neighborhoods of Brownsville, Brooklyn.

SLIDELUCK NYC XVIII – Secrets, 7:00-9:00 Friday September 26, the Photoville Beer Garden.
Curated by Gideon Jacobs and Matthew Leifheit, this slideshow (which includes Feature Shoot editor Jenna Garrett) brings together photos, videos, and mixed media artwork touching on the theme of secrets, deceit, and confessionals.

THROWBACK THURSDAY, 7:30-10:00pm Thursday September 25, the Photoville Beer Garden.
As part of Narratively After Dark, visual storytellers will recount untold stories from the past, inspiring us to reflect on the inevitable passage of time and how it colors our personal histories.

OPENING NIGHT CELEBRATION: We Live in Brooklyn, Baby, 7:30pm Thursday September 18
Bringing together over 30 photographic artists from all corners of Brooklyn, We Live in Brooklyn, Baby paints a rich and nuanced portrait of the borough, celebrating its diversity, values, and history. Having first appeared at Poland’s Lodz Photofestival on June 6th, the show is curated by Jamel Shabazz and incorporates an engaging soundtrack of music and found noises presented live by DJ Chris Devlin and DJ Prince Klassen.

For a full list of events, check out the Photoville website.

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