Twelve up-and-coming photographers from Africa, Latin America and the United States are featured this month at Photoville, the temporary village of galleries in converted shipping containers underneath the Brooklyn Bridge.
The photographers were chosen from participants in this year’s New York Portfolio Review — a free event sponsored by The New York Times Lens column, the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York and United Photo Industries.
Projects from each photographer are displayed on four-foot wooden cubes — called “emergicubes” by Laura Roumanos, a co-founder and executive producer of Photoville who also helps put on the New York Portfolio Review. She expects around 90,000 people to see these cubes by the end of Photoville, which runs this weekend and the following Thursday through Sunday.
“I feel really encouraged and inspired by this diverse group of emerging photographers who are working at a very high caliber in their own communities,” she said. “For many of them, this is a first break, and it’s exciting to be a part of the beginning of their careers.”