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Photoville 2013: 'Photography-focused pop up village' comes alive in Brooklyn

Photograph by Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times from the exhibition LIBERIA: REMEMBERING presented at Photoville 2013. (Monrovia, Liberia, 2003). -- The bloody siege of Monrovia in 2003 marked the culmination of 10 years of brutal civil war in Liberia, a West African country that was originally established as a colony for freed African-American slaves in the 19th century. Photojournalists who covered the battles in Liberia’s capital in 2003 captured vivid and often brutal images of the violence that engulfed the country. “Liberia: Remembering” includes the work of nine photojournalists who were in Monrovia at the end of the civil war in the summer of 2003. Of those, three have died covering other conflicts, including Chris Hondros, Tim Hetherington, and Martin Adler. The show is presented in their memory and in honor of all those who lost their lives during Liberia’s decade-long civil war. (Photoville.org)

Photoville 2013: 'Photography-focused pop up village' comes alive in Brooklyn

Photoville 2013 is a 74,000 sq. ft. photography-focused pop up village in Brooklyn, New York that fills more than 45 shipping containers repurposed into photo & multi-media galleries. Photoville features over 40 exhibitions from great names such as Ann Curry of NBC, Tyler Hicks of the New York Times, Carolyn Cole from LA Times, Donald Weber and the late Chris Hondros. There are lectures, hands-on workshops, night-time screenings, a camera-flower installation by Brazilian artist André Feliciano—all free and wrapping around a summer beer-garden complete with food trucks. This second annual edition of the festival is substantially bigger than the inaugural Photoville, which was presented last summer and drew over 40,000 visitors to Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Photoville 2013 is taking place on the Uplands of Pier 5 in Brooklyn Bridge Park and runs until Sunday September 29th. It's organized by United Photo Industries, a Brooklyn-based photographic art-presenting organization who produces unique, site-specific exhibitions, installations and events that demonstrate the universal power of photography. (photovillenyc.org)

Here's a sneak peek of images from this year's exhibitions and scenes from the 2012 Photoville.

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