Sixty Three industrial shipping containers will fill Brooklyn Bridge Park at Pier 5 for Photoville 2014 starting this Thurs Sep 18th - Sun Sep 28th. This FREE festival features work of renowned photographers, up-and-coming artists, high school students, and has enabled more than 1,000 artists to show work over the past three years. BKC has the pleasure of showcasing a few workshops this year as a part of the complementary lectures and seminars. Plus the foodie Smorgasburg debut, dog friendly vibes, and beer garden??! NO BRAINER. So bring your friends and pets along and make a day of it!
Newly-announced is the following seminar we're presenting at the Photoville outdoor free workshop area:
The Lowdown on Lenses
In this 90 minute seminar we’ll introduce you to the wonderful world of glass. Get the skinny on focal lengths, the differences between zooms and primes, and creatively controlling depth of field. We’ll discuss lenses from super-wide angle to telephoto, what’s up with that crop factor, how to achieve that cinematic background blur (bokeh), and which lenses provide the most bang for the buck. You’ll also get tips on what to look for when buying a new and used lens, so you can upgrade with confidence.
SUN Sep 21
4:00 - 5:30 pm
Also don't forget to check out some other great events, such as the panel discussion Raising Money For Your Photo Project (Fri 9/19, 4:00 - 4:45) featuring one of our teachers Alan Winslow, who will be discussing crowdfunding and other ways to get your labor of love financed.
We're also excited to check out the exhibition containers, including installation works by Luceo who transformed the 20 foot long shipping container into a jumboscope entitled Dreams In Disguise for viewing short-form videos, as well as the group show Lost In Transition (feat. the Dutch photographers Claire Felicie, Eddy van Wessel, Ferry Verheij, Marieke ten Wolde, Robert Knoth, Wouter Stelwagen, Willem Wernsen & Xiaoxiao Xu) about people around the world caught in the struggle of development and bad options.
Alan Winslow and Morrigan McCarthy will also be showing their photo-car installation The Geography of Youth, a long-tour portrait series of Millenials.
We became interested in documenting the Millennial generation because we wanted to give our peers an opportunity to speak for themselves. We traveled mostly by bicycle from Alaska to Argentina, then in a loop around Europe and Morocco interviewing Millennials about their lives and making their portraits. After sustaining a knee injury in 2013 we traveled by camper-car 14,000 miles around the United States continuing the project.
In the spring of 2013 we opened The Geography of Youth to online submissions. We invited people born between 1980 and 1995 to upload a self-portrait and answer the same twelve interview questions that we asked hundreds of Millennials around the world.
The portraits and interviews have now been assembled into an interactive public art show. It is our hope that these images and words will spark dialogue about our global generation, our challenges, and our triumphs.
-- ALAN WINSLOW and MORRIGAN McCARTHY