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Photoville is a unique photo village built from shipping containers in the heart of Brooklyn Bridge Park. Help us make it a FREE event!
Photoville is a unique photo village built from shipping containers in the heart of Brooklyn Bridge Park. Help us make it a FREE event!
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HELP US BRING THIS FREE EVENT IN BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK THIS SUMMER!

To paraphrase the old adage, "it takes a photo community to build a photo village". And like an any village, Photoville is about community-building and the ties that bind us together through shared experiences. With your support, we can make this a truly free event for everyone to visit, explore, and participate!

FOR UPDATES, INFORMATION & all things PHOTOVILLE - Sign up to our mailing list!

WHAT IS PHOTOVILLE?

Photoville (photovillenyc.org) is a new Brooklyn-based photo destination - a veritable village of freight containers transformed into temporary exhibition spaces, taking place this summer from June 22 to July 1, 2012.

Photoville will feature a feisty mix of exhibitions, lectures, hands-on workshops, nighttime projections, a photo dog run, a camera greenhouse, and a summer beer-garden with food trucks that will create a photography destination like no other. 

THIS IS YOUR VILLAGE! HELP BUILD IT!

I want to turn the clock back to when people lived in small villages and took care of each other.

-Pete Seeger

We want you, in the Kickstarter nation, to know that we are taking care of you and that Photoville is happening no matter what. Our exhibitions are locked in and the line up is simply amazing (check out the updates page), but your Kickstarter participation will be helping create attractions that will make Photoville the gem of Brooklyn this summer because we are turning this....

into this...

Pretty cool right!  :)

So here's how it all breaks down: 

If we can reach our goal of $30,000, your contributions will helps us pay for:

Design and produce a full color catalogue detailing all of our exhibitions, workshops & talks, and partners -- distributed for FREE! 

Cover the costs of creating "The Greenhouse" a new public art photographic installation by Brazillian artist Andre Feliciano.  

Procure all the materials needed for our truly one-of-a-kind Photoville Dog Run (complete with walk-in Camera Obscura!!).

Subsidize the costs for building the dedicated spaces devoted to our FREE lecture series, FREE workshops, and FREE nighttime events. 

Any funds raised beyond our $30,000 goal will go towards supporting our rapidly developing public art initiative (formal announcement coming soon), offering local New York City artists the opportunity to exhibit in unconventional ways and spaces throughout Brooklyn. 

WHERE IS PHOTOVILLE?

Occupying more than 60,000 sq. feet in the heart of Brooklyn Bridge Park, Photoville will be located on the uplands of Pier 3, along the Brooklyn Waterfront between DUMBO and Atlantic Avenue. 

(If you're curious on what will be going on during Photoville, take a look at our amazing group of programming partners)

BE PART OF OUR COMMUNITY AND HELP US BUILD PHOTOVILLE! TELL YOUR FRIENDS! TWEETFACEBOOOK! SEND A MILLION AND ONE CARRIER PIGEONS! 

THE REWARDS! 

Life is about giving and taking, and this is no different. We truly appreciate your support, and this is our way of saying thank you!

Everyone who supports us will receive an awesome limited edition  PHOTOVILLE "MUNICIPAL" BOND (consider it a thank-you note from us here @ United Photo Industries) as well as an acknowledgment not only on our website but also on an oversized sign naming each and every one of our wonderful supporters within the PHOTOVILLE village!

Plus, this is a cool opportunity to start (or expand) your art collection by acquiring amazing artwork kindly donated by some of our favorite photographers we have worked with in the past year - such as New York's own Viktor Koen

Brazilian master-gardener Andre Feliciano, who has donated much of his time and creations to this campaign (see below more information on Andre!)

our favorite photographic duo Nate Larson & Marni Shindleman,

fellow Greek Alexandros "can't keep a good man down" Lambrovassilis (who has survived two near-fatal accidents this year, with pure optimism, and an unbreakable spirit), 

and of course our good friend and superbly talented Israeli photographer     Eran Gilat.

NOW, YOU ASK - WHO IS ANDRE FELICIANO?

Every Village needs a Greenhouse - so the United Photo Industries team are partnering with Artist and Gardener André Feliciano, in creating a magical and unique Greenhouse - smack-bang in the middle of PHOTOVILLE!

André Feliciano does not cultivate tomatoes, or cucumbers; he cultivates a garden where taking a photo is a natural and necessary part of the ecosystem. Curious what could possibly sprout in a photographic greenhouse? 

United Photo Industries is proud to commission and support such a visionary artist - and we look forward to seeing what he cooks up for us!
For more information on Andre and to see more of his incredible work, check him out at blog.natureza.art.br

      For more information on Photoville, please visit our website!

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    THE ÜBER SWEET SUPPORTER - This one's for all of you with a sweet tooth, and an eye for photography! You'll get a personalized Thank You bond from the PHOTOVILLE team PLUS a hand-cast chocolate camera by Brazilian artist Andre Feliciano!

    We'll also include your name as a supporter on the PHOTOVILLE website and in the PHOTOVILLE village!

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    GREETINGS FROM PHOTOVILLE - You'll receive a set of 10 custom postcards, each featuring a different photograph from an exhibition at Photoville. WIth over 35 participating artists, no two sets will be the same! For the growing list of participating artists, check out our update section.

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    THE FLOURISHING SUPPORTER - You'll get a personalized Thank You bond from the PHOTOVILLE team PLUS an Andre Feliciano FLORAISSANCE ART book of your own!

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    THE (WO)MAN's BEST FRIEND SUPPORTER - You'll get a personalized Thank You bond from the PHOTOVILLE team PLUS the unique opportunity to send us a picture of your pup (or other small creature) and have it displayed on the "LITTLE CREATURES FENCE" in Photoville - including their name & where they live!
    (eg. "Gilbert from Fort Greene, Brooklyn!")

    We'll also include your name as a supporter on the PHOTOVILLE website and in the PHOTOVILLE village!

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    THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS SUPPORTER - You'll get a personalized Thank You bond from the PHOTOVILLE team and the opportunity to send us a picture of your pup (or other small creature) and have it displayed on the "LITTLE CREATURES FENCE" in Photoville PLUS an Andre Feliciano FLORAISSANCE ART book of your own!

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    THE FABULOUS SUPPORTER - You'll get a personalized Thank You bond from the PHOTOVILLE team PLUS a limited edition PHOTOVILLE t-shirt designed by Viktor Koen. And to top it all off, you'll also get a hand-cast chocolate camera made by Andre Feliciano AND the opportunity to send us a picture of your pup (or other small creature) and have it displayed on the "LITTLE CREATURES FENCE" in Photoville!

    We'll also include your name as a supporter on the PHOTOVILLE website and in the PHOTOVILLE village!

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    THE FABULOUS FLOWER SUPPORTER -
    You'll get a personalized Thank You bond from the PHOTOVILLE team PLUS a limited edition "camera flower" made exclusively for our Fabulous Flower Supporters by Andre Feliciano!

    Naturally, we'll also include your name as a supporter on the PHOTOVILLE website and in the PHOTOVILLE village!

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    THE "I WANT IT ALL" SUPPORTER - Can't make up your mind between all these options? well, this one's for you: You'll get a personalized Thank You bond from the PHOTOVILLE team PLUS a hand-cast chocolate camera AND a limited edition "camera flower" made by Andre Feliciano! And of course there's the PHOTOVILLE t-shirt designed by Viktor Koen. Naturally, we'll also include your name as a supporter on the PHOTOVILLE website and in the PHOTOVILLE village!

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    THE ROMANTIC SUPPORTER - You'll get one of 10 limited edition bouquet of flowers created by the amazing Andre Feliciano for our PHOTOVILLE SUPPORTERS - and the best part is, they don't require any water and they flourish all year round!

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    THE COLLECTOR SUPPORTER #1 - Here is your chance to own one of two unique prints created especially for United Photo Industries by the magnificent, indefatigable VIKTOR KOEN. Signed by the artist.

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    THE COLLECTOR SUPPORTER #3 - You'll receive a signed set of 4 (polaroid-sized) prints, from the series "Ellinikon" by Greek photographer Alexandros Lambrovassilis - a truly gifted photographer from a troubled land, and a staunch supporter of UPI's Photoville!

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    THE COLLECTOR SUPPORTER #2 - You'll receive a limited edition 20" x 24" signed print, from the series "Life Science" by Israeli photographer Eran Gilat - one of United Photo Industries' favorite photographers, and super-talented artist!

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    THE COLLECTOR SUPPORTER #4 - You'll receive a limited edition 20" x 24" print, by Nate Larson & Marni Shindleman - United Photo Industries favorite photographic duo. Edition 3 of 5, from the series "Geolocations" and signed by the artists.

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    BOXED-IN SUPPORTER - Because you can never have enough camera flowers in your life, here is your chance to own the coveted "Box of Flowers" (edition of 2) by Andre Feliciano (most recently glimpsed at AIPAD). Signed by the artist.
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    PRETTY AS A PICTURE SUPPORTER - You'll receive a 32"x42" signed print of "Photographic Fruit (2012 Harvest)" by Andre Feliciano (Edition 2 of 5). Signed by the artist.

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    THE COLLECTOR SUPPORTER #5 - You'll receive a limited edition 12" x 17" print by Dutch master Rahi Rezvani from his series "UNSEEN" - recently exhibited at United Photo Industries HQ to great critical acclaim! Printed and signed by the artist in Holland.

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    THE GOURMET SUPPORTER -
    Dinner for you and 5 friends prepared by "floraissance"-man (and artist) Andre Feliciano. A delicious offering of photographically-inspired (and shaped) dishes, libations, and some surprise guests from the Photo and Art world - all hosted in the United Photo Industries Gallery during Photoville!

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