Podcast: Photoville 2017


This week, we took our mics and questions to Photoville, the free nine-day photography festival held in in the shadow of the beautiful Brooklyn Bridge. With exhibitions held in re-purposed shipping containers and on fences throughout the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn, not only does Photoville offer a variety of incredible photography series, but it integrates seamlessly into its urban home. In its sixth year, Photoville Brooklyn has grown to include evening programming, lectures, panels, and workshops. Photoville, founded and run by United Photo Industries, has expanded to seven cities with plans for three more in 2018.

The wealth of visual storytelling at Photoville is impressive—in our afternoon visit we saw exhibitions from every corner of the world, touching on the important issues of our day, and passing through all photographic genres. While there, we spoke with several photographers and curators about their work, as well as Photoville co-founder Laura Roumanos. Join our conversations with Daniella Zalcman of Women Photograph on their exhibition “Insider/Outsider,” with Sergeant John Martinez of the United States Marine Corps, about the series “Battles Won,” and with the Director of Photography of The Player’s Tribune, Nate Gordon. We also speak with Rachel Dennis and Julie Winokur, of Talking Eyes Media, about their multimedia exhibit “Newest Americans,” organized in coordination with the Center for Migration and the Global City at Rutgers University, Newark, and the VII Photo Agency.

Photography festivals and workshops are a gift to photographers and non-photographers alike. Join us as we find inspiration and motivation from the incredible image-makers found at Photovilleand, if you are in New York, check out all the exhibitions and activities yourself, from September 21-24, 2017.

Guests: Laura Roumanos, Daniella Zalcman, Nate Gordon, Sgt. John Martinez, and Rachel Dennis

Photoville Brooklyn, with Brooklyn Bridge and downtown New York across the East River
All available space at Photoville is used to exhibit photography.
Interior of container exhibit, “The Blood and the Rain,” by Yael Martinez and Orlando Velazquez
Allan Weitz at Photoville; photographs in background by Lynn Johnson
Allan Weitz, Laura Roumanos (Co-founder and Executive Producer of Photoville), and Jason Tables
Container exhibit, “Battles Won,” from United States Marine Corps
Sgt. John Martinez presents his photography in the exhibit, “Battles Won.”
Container exhibit, “Battles Won,” from United States Marine Corps
School children visit the exhibit, “Facing Change: Documenting Detroit.”
From the exhibit, “Insider/Outsider,” photograph by Yagazie Emezi
From the exhibit “Insider/Outsider,” photograph by Griselda San Martin
From the exhibit, “Insider/Outsider,” photograph by Annie Tritt from her project, “Transcending Self”
Nate Gordon (Director of Photography, “The Player’s Tribune”) with Allan Weitz and Jason Tables
New York Liberty players, photograph by Annie Flanagan/The Players' Tribune
Pop Warner Football, photograph by Walter Iooss Jr./The Players' Tribune
Markelle Fultz pumping gas, photograph by Sam Maller/The Players' Tribune
Ricardo Lockette, photograph by Taylor Baucom/The Players Tribune
“The Family Imprint,” a photo series by Nancy Borowick, is displayed on a fence in the Brooklyn neighborhood of DUMBO, near Photoville.
Allan Weitz and Jason Tables at Photoville Brooklyn


Host: Allan Weitz
Senior Creative Producer: John Harris
Producer: Jason Tables
Executive Producer: Lawrence Neves