New York Photo Festival 2008
May 30, 2007, New Yorkâ€”
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 worldâ€™s leading magazines. The creation of the New York Photo Festival is the newest addition to VIIâ€™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 Booksâ€”the world renowned publisher of cutting-edge and classic art, photography, advertising, and pop culture booksâ€”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
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