For the first time in its 8-year history the Photoville photography festival, whose home is New York, is coming to Los Angeles. The festival opens today and runs through May 5 (opening hours differ, see details here). Presented by Annenberg Space for Photography and produced by United Photo Industries, Photoville LA features over 55 exhibitions inside individualized shipping containers, outdoor photo cubes and nighttime projections.
Free to the public, Photoville features installations by familiar names and institutions like Lynsey Addario and National Geographic, as well as work by many other photographers looking at everything from sports to immigration, climate to fashion, a senior love triangle to the lack of diversity in the film industry.
Appropriately, the state of California and the American West are the protagonists of several exhibitions including “Women & The American West,” presented by Women Photograph; “With Water, Without Water,” presented by the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP); “Under the Stars,” presented by The Los Angeles Times; “1992-2017–East Side Stories,” by Joseph Rodriguez; “At Home: In the American West,” presented by California Sunday Magazine, and “Past Tense: California,” presented by The New York Times.
For attendees interested in more than exploring the exhibitions, there are nearly 40 family activities, talks, workshops, and walking tours in which to participate. And for fuel between all the action, food vendors will be on site as well as Photoville’s beloved community beer garden.