The New York Photo Festival 2012 edition will be held May 16 through May 20 in Dumbo, Brooklyn. A site locator of the area’s exhibition sites and amenities can be found with our NYPH’12 map.

The Vernissage of the New York Photo Festival 2012 will open on Wednesday, May 16. Curators’ and Satellite exhibition sites will be open for preview 6:00 – 7:00 pm, with reception to follow at the POWERHOUSE Arena, 7:00 – 9:00 pm.  Tickets will be required (order here).

The festival opens to the public Thursday, May 17, 11:00 am; tickets are not required to view exhibitions, but will be required for presentations and receptions to be held at The POWERHOUSE Arena; NYPH’12 tickets also function as Dumbo Amenities cards, allowing bearer one-time discounts and samples of foodstuffs, candies, drinks, and durable goods in the area (value: $45+). Tickets are $15 in advance (order tickets), $20 at the door. Tickets ordered in advance can be picked up during the festival at Will Call desk May 11-May 20 (, 347-853-7447 x135).


NYPH’12 Vernissage, May 16, 6:00 – 7:00 pm (click here for map):

Amy Smith-Stewart’s exhibition “What Do You Believe In”, artists in attendance, 56 Water Street
Claude Grunitzky’s exhibition “the Curse and the Gift”, artists in attendance Irmelie Krekin, Evangelia Kranioti, and Christian Witkin, pH Arena mezzanine 37 Main Street
Glenn Ruga’s exhibition “On the Razor’s Edge: Between Documentary and Fine Art Photography”, artists in attendance Bruce Davidson, Reza, others TBA, pH Arena main floor
• DJ Spooky’s The Book of Ice: Ice Floes in Dumbo (drifting according to prevalent currents)
Satellite exhibition by Glenn Ruga: “The Art of Documentary”, selections from, pH Arena mezzanine lounge
• New York Photo Festival Invitational viewing pH Arena main floor, selected jurors in attendance
Satellite Exhibition: “Tokyo-Ga”, curated by Naoko Ohta and Corinne Tapia, 111 Front Street, Suite 216
Satellite Exhibition: “PRC in NYC”, a presentation by the Photographic Resource Center at Boston University, 111 Front Street, Suite 210
• Reception, pH Arena 37 Main Street: Special Guest set by DJ Spooky, aka That Subliminal Kid


New York Photo Festival Hours  (exhibition sites open to general public; staged programming and receptions ticket holders only)

• Thursday, May 17: 11:00 am-7:00 pm
• Friday, May 18: 11:00 am-7:00 pm
• Saturday, May 19: 11:00 am-7:00 pm
• Sunday, May 20: 11:00 am-5:00 pm


New York Photo Festival Special Events

Tickets are required for all opening receptions, special events, artist talks, and book signings (order tickets)
*All events are subject to change, check back for additional programming

Wednesday, May 16
• 7:00-9:00 pm: Opening Reception, POWERHOUSE Arena, 37 Main Street: Special Guest set by DJ Spooky, aka That Subliminal Kid

Thursday, May 17
• 11:00 am-12:00 pm: Photographer Tutorial: “Turn your hard drive into hard cash,” by Simon Moss of ImageBrief, pH Arena
• 1:00-2:00 pm: New York Photo Festival Invitational showcase: multimedia category winners, pH Arena
• 3:00-5:00 pm: panel discussion “What Do You Believe In,” curator Amy Smith-Stewart with artists Jen DeNike, Xaviera Simmons, and Matthew Spiegelman, pH Arena
• 5:00-6:00 pm: Creative Tutorial: “A Smart Alternative to Photo Libraries,” by Simon Moss of ImageBrief pH Arena
• 7:00-8:30 pm: panel discussion “On the Razor’s Edge: Form and Content in Documentary Photography,” curator Glenn Ruga with Bruce Davidson, Eugene Richards, Lori Grinker, Platon, Reza. Reception and book signing to follow, pH Arena

Friday, May 18
• 11:00 am-12:00 pm: Creative Tutorial: “Get the Right Shot,” by Simon Moss of ImageBrief,  pH Arena
• 1:00-2:00 pm: New York Photo Festival Invitational showcase: multimedia category winners, pH Arena
• 2:00-3:00 pm: artist lecture: Reza, pH Arena
• 3:00-5:00 pm: panel discussion “The Curse and the Gift,” curator Claude Grunitzky with artists Evangelia Kranioti, Irmelie Krekin, and Christian Witkin, pH Arena
• 5:00-6:00 pm: Photographer Tutorial: “Start Selling to the World,” by Simon Moss of ImageBrief, pH Arena
• 8:00-9:30 pm: immersion experience “Sinfonia Antarctica/(The Book of Ice), curator DJ Spooky aka That Subliminal Kid trips the Land of Extremes fantastic, pH Arena

Saturday, May 19
• 11:00 am-12:00 pm: Photographer Tutorial: “Start Selling to the World,” by Simon Moss of ImageBrief, pH Arena
• 1:00-2:00 pm: gallery talk “The Art of Documentary,” artists Brian Driscoll and Angelo Merendino from exhibition with an introduction by curator Glenn Ruga
• 2:00-3:30 pm: Satellite Exhibition panel discussion “Tokyo-Ga,” project presentation with Commissioner and Founder Mrs. Naoko Ohta; photographers Haruna Kawanishi and Yasutaka Kojima; and Tokyo-Ga U.S. Commissioner, Corinne Tapia of Sous Les Etoiles Gallery. 111 Front Street, Suite 216
• 2:30-4:30 pm: Satellite Exhibition reception for “PRC in NYC,” curator Glenn Ruga and select artists, 111 Front Sreet, Suite 210
• 3:00-5:00 pm: artist lecture with FotoVisura Founder, Adriana Teresa in conversation with 2011 FotoVisura Grant Winner Erin Trieb, pH Arena
• 5:00-6:00 pm: Creative Tutorial: “Stop Searching, Start Briefing,” by Simon Moss of ImageBrief,  pH Arena

Sunday, May 20
• 11:00 am-12:00 pm: Photographer Tutorial: “The Fastest Growing Marketplace in the World,” by Simon Moss of ImageBrief, pH Arena
• 12:00-1:00 pm: panel discussion: “Collaboration and Happenstance,” how art and commerce intersect, hosted by SVA, pH Arena
• 1:00-2:00 pm: New York Photo Festival Invitational showcase: multimedia category winners, pH Arena
• 2:00-3:00 pm: New York Photo Festival Invitational book category winner, Benjamin Lowy in conversation with Glenn Ruga
• 4:00-5:00pm: Hit New York Photo Festival ’09 edition presenter and famed photographer, Jacob Holdt is back with a new slideshow and incredible stories


For press inquiries please contact Nina Ventura, nina[at]nyphotofestival[dot]com, 212-604-9074 x118.
For all other inquiries contact Jacob Pastrovich, jacob[at]nyphotofestival[dot]com, 347-853-7447 x134.