Arts & Leisure
New York Photo Festival To Develop In DUMBO This Spring
From May 16-20th Powerhouse Arena (37 Main Street) will play host to the New York Photo Festival. This event is set to “explore the matrix of art photography and social documentary” through a multitude of exhibits and events over the course of five days. 2012 marks the first year that the festival will feature a “thematic grid” in an effort to highlight the relationship between new and old techniques, while also exposing the methodologies behind art and art film.
This year’s festival curators have been announced and will consist of Amy Smith-Stewart, Glenn Ruga, Claude Grunitzky, and Paul D. Miller. Each curator was specifically chosen for their art industry experience and range in their professions from artist to gallery owner, and magazine editor to professor.
2012 will also mark the first year that the public can participate in the festival. NYPH is encouraging amateur photogs to enter their own work via an online submission-based review platform. The winning artists will have their work displayed at a satellite gallery in DUMBO. Over the course of the festival attendees will be encouraged to vote for their favorite invitational artist and the winner will be awarded the coveted honor of “Viewer Favorite”. Participation is now open and will remain available until April 15th.
Any interested artists can visit site and submit their work here.