Art-book publisher powerHouse Books makes good on its promise to commandeer much of its Brooklyn neighborhood, DUMBO, for an impressively ambitious event: the New York Photo Festival. Teaming up with the VII Photo Agency, powerHouse has corralled 12 different spaces on eight city blocks for what should be a photography lovers nirvana. The four-day event includes workshops, live performances, seminars, slide shows, and an awards ceremony. Curated by Martin Parr (Magnum), Kathy Ryan (New York Times Magazine picture editor), Lesley A. Martin (the Aperture Foundation), and Tim Barber (TinyVices.com), the festival will announce winners in categories ranging from editorial, unpublished, and multimedia to advertising, personal, fashion, and more.
May 14-18, 10 a.m., 2008