New York Photo Festival

NEW YORK PHOTO FESTIVAL 2011 (May 11 th – 15th 2011)

The Fourth Annual International Photography Festival was held in Ne York months ago …
New York City, home to the most influential commercial and fine art photography community, has a new large-scale event dedicated to photography. The New York Photo Festival (May 14–May 18, 2008 ) delivered a dynamic, high-quality event in what is arguably the photographic capital of the world.

Leica was present with there Leica X1 and Leica M9 cameras were available for loan on-site at for a photographic scavenger hunt in Brooklyn.

This event celebrated both contemporary photography and the creative, inspirational talents of the people who produce this work. The New York Photo Festival takes place in DUMBO, an off-the-beaten-track, but easily accessible neighborhood on the Brooklyn waterfront between the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges. I had the chance to go to this years festival .

I love Brooklyn I lived there for almost 2 years , you can find a photoshoot on every other corner .

There were some great exhibitions this year , here is a brief about one off my favorite shows :

Curated by Elisabeth Biondi

Alejandro Chaskielberg THE_HUNTER

Documentary photography today is remarkably vibrant and creatively thriving. This despite the bleak financial picture and vanishing support from a publishing industry challenged by digital media. Nevertheless, photographers all over the world are boldly engaged in making dynamic pictures. As images can no longer surprise by discovering unknown territory photographers venture into a more personal visual language. From the more traditional approach which strives to show the world in an objective way to a more contemporary subjective engagement. Photographers today are increasingly exploring their own vision.

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