Brooklyn-based art cooperative United Photo Industries is creating a temporary “photographic village” out of 30 shipping containers in Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 3 Uplands for nine days this summer, with the promise that “central to the Village will be a communal beer & food garden serving chilled brews and artisanal snacks.”
Gothamist reports that “Photoville” will exhibit its “celebration of photography” from June 22 to July 1 (hours are here). It comprises a mix of exhibitions, lectures, hands-on workshops, nighttime projections, a mini dog run with the “Paws Wall of Fame” and beer garden provided by Brooklyn Brewery “that will create a photographic destination like no other.” Four to five food truck vendors will also be on-hand, via the New York Food Truck Association.
The Photoville website describes its mission as “a Brooklyn-born, art-presenting cooperative dedicated to identifying, harnessing and occasionally conjuring unexpected exhibition opportunities. All in the name of fostering conversation, championing new directions in photography and cultivating ties within an ever-expanding, globe-trotting community of photographers.”
Sounds positively hipster.