PICTO at Photoville
PICTO at Photoville:
We have partnered with the team at United Photo Industries to put this exhibition together. The events of Charlottesville were horrific, and didn’t come about overnight. On August 11, 2017 white supremacists from around the country descended on Charlottesville, Virginia, to “Unite the Right” and protest the removal of Confederate monuments, which have been long standing symbols, reminding everyone of America’s oppressive racial history.
The events of violence and hatred of that weekend triggered various protests and counter protests. Tweets, photos and videos went viral and the photographs that were published wouldn’t leave our minds from Mark Peterson, Evelyn Hocksein, Ruddy Roye and then Hilary Swift a week later in Boston. We then reached out to them to help us provide context and to understand the historical moment, we are also including a video that Nina Berman had shared with us weeks earlier, depicting the events around the Inauguration of Donald Trump, through the framework of Nazi propaganda films.
In partnering with United Photo, we are able to illustrate the events of August 11th. We discussed the conception and progression of how the events of Charlottesville occurred. We talked about how to tackle hate, and how we could possibly explain this to our children. We’re still looking for the answers.
During the exhibition, we will have a table with resources provided by the Southern Poverty Law Center on tackling hate, and as well as a conversational space in an effort to bring awareness and attention.
Photoville is New York City’s FREE premier photo destination, produced by United Photo Industries. It is a modular venue built from re-purposed shipping containers creating an immersive photography village populated by 55+ shipping containers repurposed into galleries.
There will be containers! outdoor exhibitions! talks and workshops! evening projections! In addition, there will be a Smorgasburg Beer Garden, and food vendors, alongside other nighttime events.
Photoville is FREE and open to the public—all ages, dogs included—so we hope to see you there!
Where is Photoville:
Photoville is located in Brooklyn Bridge Plaza, on the corners of Water Street and New Dock Street. It is directly underneath the Brooklyn Bridge in DUMBO and bordered by Jane’s Carousel and St. Ann’s Warehouse.
HOURS OF OPERATION:
- Wednesday September 13: Open to the Public 4pm – 10pm
- Thursday, September 14: 12pm – 10pm
- Friday, September 15: 12pm – 10pm
- Saturday, September 16: 12pm – 10pm
- Sunday, September 17: 12pm – 10pm
Monday, September 18 – September 20: PHOTOVILLE TAKES A BREAK
- Thursday, September 21: 12pm – 10pm
- Friday, September 22: 12pm – 10pm
- Saturday, September 23: 12pm – 10pm
- Sunday, September 24: 12pm – 8pm