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A Conversation with Sam Barzilay, the co-founder of Photoville, September 12, 2013

September 12, 2013


Serving as United Photo Industries’ Creative Director, Sam Barzilay is also the co-founder of Photoville, a new pop-up photo destination that made its debut on the Brooklyn waterfront in the summer of 2012.Photoville-logo-w-photos-1

Prior to founding United Photo Industries and launching the United Photo Industries Gallery, he was the Director of the New Sam-Barzilay2York Photo Festival. In his dual capacity as curator and festival organizer, he has had the pleasure and privilege of curating photo exhibitions and lecturing on current trends in contemporary photography as far afield as China, Greece, USA, and Japan.

Over the past few years, he has served as juror, nominator, and reviewer for the Prix Pictet, Les Rencontres d’Arles, Houston FotoFest, the New York Photo Awards, Artists Wanted, the Google Photography Prize, the SilverEye Fellowship, and the FotoVisura Grant, among many others.

PHOTOVILLE is a new Brooklyn-based photo destination, a pop-up village of freight containers transformed into temporary exhibition spaces, which first took place in the summer of 2012. Photoville featured a feisty mix of exhibitions, lectures, hands-on workshops, night-time projections, a photo dog-run, a camera-flower greenhouse, and a summer beer-garden with food trucks that created a photography destination like no other.

Occupying more than 60,000 sq. feet in the heart of Brooklyn Bridge Park, in its first year Photoville was located on the uplands of Pier 3, along the Brooklyn Waterfront and attracted close to 40,000 visitors over 2 long weekends.


PHOTOVILLE will return Brooklyn Bridge Park from September 19–29 on the Uplands of Pier 5

Click here to see more of Sam’s photos.

One of the speakers will be an old friend of Graffiti: Viktor Koen

“Free Advice” Artist Talk by VIKTOR KOEN
Sunday 9/29 | 2:5O – 3:5Opm
One Brooklyn Bridge Park @ 36O Furman St., Brooklyn

In an extended version of his TED talk, Viktor will share his unorthodox methods of developing award winning pictures for clients and curators, through words of wisdom, images and obvious exaggerations.

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