Photoville Talks

The Photoville Talks at St. Ann’s Warehouse Studio bring the photography world’s brightest minds together to discuss issues in contemporary photography.

Panels are open the public, but seating is limited. First-come, first-served!

Like many other countries worldwide, there is a stereotype in Peru that trans women are only capable of working as hairdressers or sex workers. But, because of high competition for salon work and the need to pay for studies, many trans women are relegated to prostitution. Here Camila, left, gets out of a taxi after a long night of dancing. //// Latin America leads the world in homicides of transgender people due to toxic societal forces that stigmatize them--most don't live past 35. My ongoing project documents life-threatening challenges facing trans women in this region. Though IÕm an outsider to the issues trans women face, through my years of documenting this community, I have built strong relationships centered on trust between myself and the women I have photographed. My long-term commitment to this community has allowed me to intimately document often difficult issues, such as violence, substance abuse, family and friendship dynamics, health struggles, and the loss of a loved one. Because of my perspective as an outsider, I am especially sensitive to how my pictures portray this community. As a way to combat tropes in traditional media that show trans women as hyper-sexualized, deconstructed objects only capable of prostitution, I have focused on their personal lives with friends, family, and partners rather than their lives on the streets. When photographing the streets, I strive to convey the tight-knit connections between them, the abuse by law enforcement, the discomforts of prostitution, or the quiet, quirky moments that are hidden from mainstream media. When outsiders fail to show the larger picture, and only focus on what is sensational, we are narrowly constructing people and society will fail to understand the important nuances of a situation that they might be quick to judge.

Reclaiming Photography

Featuring: Laura Beltrán Villamizar, Shahidul Alam, Austin Merrill, Daniella Zalcman, Tara Pixley, Brent Lewis

SATURDAY, Sept 16 | 12PM – 1PM

A panel discussion from the founding members of RECLAIM: an alliance of The Everyday Projects, Native Agency, Majority World, Women Photograph, and Visioning Project….

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A Picture of America: Privilege, Race & The Era of Trump

Featuring: Sheila Pree Bright, Danny Wilcox Frazier

SATURDAY, Sept 16 | 1:30PM – 2:30PM

Explore the lives of individuals and communities that are often unseen, through the perspective of renowned photographers Sheila Pree Bright and Danny Wilcox Frazier. …

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Climates in Conflict

Featuring: Nichole Sobecki, Laura Heaton

SATURDAY, Sept 16 | 3PM – 4PM

Global warming no longer feels like a threat just for future generations. Extreme weather and rising temperatures are destabilizing communities across the globe and pus…

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Contact High: Hip-Hop’s Iconic Photographs and Visual Culture

Featuring: Vikki Tobak and Young Guru (Moderators), Janette Beckman, Barron Claiborne, Brian “B+” Cross and Ernie Paniccioli

SATURDAY, Sept 16 | 6PM – 7PM

What role did photographers play in bringing hip-hop and music culture imagery onto the global stage and how was hip-hop’s visual legacy created? Contact High: Hip-Hop…

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A Conversation on Widowhood

Featuring: Amy Toensing, Whitney Johnson

SUNDAY, Sept 17 | 12PM – 1PM

In many regions of the world widowhood marks a “social death” for a woman – casting her and her children out to the margins of society. A Conversation on Widowhood Fe…

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LIVE at Photoville, powered by PechaKucha

Featuring: Luján Agusti, Lia Clay, Ron Haviv, Stephanie Keith, Brent Lewis, Joshua Rashad McFadden, Matt Slaby, and Alice Wielinga

SUNDAY, Sept 17 | 4:30PM – 6PM

Producers and co-founders Marcel Saba, Amy Wolff and Mathieu Young are pleased to bring you LIVE at Photoville, powered by PechaKucha. Join us for a fast-paced presenta…

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When: Sun., Sep. 17, 2017 at 12:00 pm
Where: Brooklyn Bridge Park
334 Furman St.
718-222-9939
Price: Free
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The Photoville Talks at St. Ann’s Warehouse Studio bring the photography world’s brightest minds together to discuss issues in contemporary photography.

Panels are open the public, but seating is limited. First-come, first-served!

Like many other countries worldwide, there is a stereotype in Peru that trans women are only capable of working as hairdressers or sex workers. But, because of high competition for salon work and the need to pay for studies, many trans women are relegated to prostitution. Here Camila, left, gets out of a taxi after a long night of dancing. //// Latin America leads the world in homicides of transgender people due to toxic societal forces that stigmatize them--most don't live past 35. My ongoing project documents life-threatening challenges facing trans women in this region. Though IÕm an outsider to the issues trans women face, through my years of documenting this community, I have built strong relationships centered on trust between myself and the women I have photographed. My long-term commitment to this community has allowed me to intimately document often difficult issues, such as violence, substance abuse, family and friendship dynamics, health struggles, and the loss of a loved one. Because of my perspective as an outsider, I am especially sensitive to how my pictures portray this community. As a way to combat tropes in traditional media that show trans women as hyper-sexualized, deconstructed objects only capable of prostitution, I have focused on their personal lives with friends, family, and partners rather than their lives on the streets. When photographing the streets, I strive to convey the tight-knit connections between them, the abuse by law enforcement, the discomforts of prostitution, or the quiet, quirky moments that are hidden from mainstream media. When outsiders fail to show the larger picture, and only focus on what is sensational, we are narrowly constructing people and society will fail to understand the important nuances of a situation that they might be quick to judge.

Reclaiming Photography

Featuring: Laura Beltrán Villamizar, Shahidul Alam, Austin Merrill, Daniella Zalcman, Tara Pixley, Brent Lewis

SATURDAY, Sept 16 | 12PM – 1PM

A panel discussion from the founding members of RECLAIM: an alliance of The Everyday Projects, Native Agency, Majority World, Women Photograph, and Visioning Project….

MORE

A Picture of America: Privilege, Race & The Era of Trump

Featuring: Sheila Pree Bright, Danny Wilcox Frazier

SATURDAY, Sept 16 | 1:30PM – 2:30PM

Explore the lives of individuals and communities that are often unseen, through the perspective of renowned photographers Sheila Pree Bright and Danny Wilcox Frazier. …

MORE

Climates in Conflict

Featuring: Nichole Sobecki, Laura Heaton

SATURDAY, Sept 16 | 3PM – 4PM

Global warming no longer feels like a threat just for future generations. Extreme weather and rising temperatures are destabilizing communities across the globe and pus…

MORE

Contact High: Hip-Hop’s Iconic Photographs and Visual Culture

Featuring: Vikki Tobak and Young Guru (Moderators), Janette Beckman, Barron Claiborne, Brian “B+” Cross and Ernie Paniccioli

SATURDAY, Sept 16 | 6PM – 7PM

What role did photographers play in bringing hip-hop and music culture imagery onto the global stage and how was hip-hop’s visual legacy created? Contact High: Hip-Hop…

MORE

A Conversation on Widowhood

Featuring: Amy Toensing, Whitney Johnson

SUNDAY, Sept 17 | 12PM – 1PM

In many regions of the world widowhood marks a “social death” for a woman – casting her and her children out to the margins of society. A Conversation on Widowhood Fe…

MORE

LIVE at Photoville, powered by PechaKucha

Featuring: Luján Agusti, Lia Clay, Ron Haviv, Stephanie Keith, Brent Lewis, Joshua Rashad McFadden, Matt Slaby, and Alice Wielinga

SUNDAY, Sept 17 | 4:30PM – 6PM

Producers and co-founders Marcel Saba, Amy Wolff and Mathieu Young are pleased to bring you LIVE at Photoville, powered by PechaKucha. Join us for a fast-paced presenta…

MORE