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New York Photo Festival 2008

New York Photo Festival 2008

May 30, 2007, New York—

powerHouse Books and VII Photo are pleased to announce the launch of the New York Photo Festival 2008, featuring the best in contemporary photography. The event will debut next May 2008 in DUMBO, Brooklyn.

Led by its co-chairmen, Frank Evers (VII) and Daniel Power (pH), the festival has partnered with Dumbo developers and philanthropists, Two Trees Management, David & Jane Walentas, and Jed Walentas. The group has already started the process of locking in exhibition spaces, major sponsors, event partners, the advisory board and the festival jury. The festival jury will operate independently and will be made up of the best curatorial talent available within the world of fine art, publishing and photography.

The festival intends to spotlight the best in contemporary photography. Using multiple large-scale venues throughout DUMBO, the festival plans to take over the entire area for four days in May 2008. In addition to photographic exhibitions, there will be several evenings of programming featuring awards, performances, visual presentations, and high-profile speakers. The festival is aimed at the general public and photography aficionados. The New York Photo Festival will pay tribute to the photograph with an annual event that begins in 2008.

This joint commitment to contemporary photography promises to deliver a dynamic, high-quality event in what is arguably the photographic capital of the world. The festival will celebrate both contemporary photography and the raw, indomitable, creative, and inspirational talents of those who produce this work. Photography, one of the most important media of our lives, is surprisingly uncelebrated, particularly in the United States.

VII Photo was named the third most important entity in photography by American Photo (April 2005). It is considered one of the most prestigious photo agencies, and its members are many of the best photojournalists in the world. Formed as a photographic collective just a few days before the tragedy of 9/11, VII has since documented a world in turmoil, and has done so for most of the world’s leading magazines. The creation of the New York Photo Festival is the newest addition to VII’s public education programming, which includes VII seminars, VII workshops and lectures. For more information, please visit www.viiphoto.com

Now located at 37 Main Street in the DUMBO section of Brooklyn, powerHouse Books—the world renowned publisher of cutting-edge and classic art, photography, advertising, and pop culture books—is housed in The powerHouse Arena, a 10,200 square-foot laboratory of creative thought offering a gallery, boutique, performance space, and community center, and selected as one of the 50 most important people and places of the next decade by Wallpaper*.

For more information, please contact Sara Rosen, Publicity Director
powerHouse Books, 37 Main Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Tel: 212-604-9074 x105, Fax: 212-366-5247, email: sara@powerHouseBooks.com

by [a former member] at 2007-07-12 19:40:31 UTC (ed. Mar 12 2008 ) Venice, CA , United States | Bookmark | | Report spam→

14 May 2008 00:05
For more information, please visit www.newyorkphotofestival.com

by [former member] | 12 Jul 2007 19:07 | Venice, CA, United States | | Report spam→
It would appear that April 14 is the deadline for any of you thinking of entering work in this festival.

by John Robert Fulton Jr. | 03 Mar 2008 12:03 | Fort Worth, Texas, United States | | Report spam→
The April 14th date is for the New York Photo Awards, not the New York Photo Festival itself, which has already been programmed.

for more info on the NYPAs, please visit www.newyorkphotoawards.com



by [former member] | 12 Mar 2008 23:03 | Venice CA, United States | | Report spam→

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