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Photoville to Include Images of Immigration and Gentrification

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Images of immigration and societies undergoing change will be central to the seventh annual Photoville festival, which arrives in Brooklyn in September.

From Sept. 13 through Sept. 23, the Brooklyn Bridge Plaza in Dumbo will turn into a pop-up photography village, with more than 80 free exhibitions housed in shipping containers. John Moore, who photographs for Getty Images, will present “Undocumented,” featuring a decade of his work on immigration and border security. One of the images displayed will be of a crying 2-year-old Honduran asylum seeker at the United States-Mexico border this year; the photo was widely shared online and was adapted for a Time magazine cover in June.

Many of the exhibitions will feature either female subjects or female photographers. Makeba Rainey’s “Soul(s) of …” portrays black women in gentrified communities; Shiho Fukada’s “Nowhere Left but Here” captures the growing phenomenon of petty crimes committed by older women in Japan. And “MFON ALTAR: Prayer, Ritual, Offerings” features more than 40 female photographers of African descent exploring Africa and its religious traditions.

The festival, spearheaded by the nonprofit organization United Photo Industries, will include different types of events beyond galleries. The New York Times (Sept. 14), New York Magazine (Sept. 15), Getty Images (Sept. 21) and National Geographic (Sept. 22) will host events with projections and discussions about their work. (Mr. Moore will be presenting at the Getty event.)

There will also be workshops, portrait sessions and booksellers, and even a beer garden run by Smorgasburg. A full lineup can be found at photoville.com.


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