Past Events

  September 19th -29th, 2013




Click HERE for complete schedule

PHOTOVILLE is a new Brooklyn-based photo destination, a pop-up village of freight containers transformed into temporary exhibition spaces, which first took place in the summer of 2012. Photoville featured a feisty mix of exhibitions, lectures, hands-on workshops, night-time projections, a photo dog-run, a camera-flower greenhouse, and a summer beer-garden with food trucks that created a photography destination like no other.

Occupying more than 60,000 sq. feet in the heart of Brooklyn Bridge Park, Photoville was located on the uplands of Pier 3, along the Brooklyn Waterfront and attracted close to 40,000 visitors over 2 long weekends.

PHOTOVILLE will be back in 2013 from September 19 – 29 in Brooklyn Bridge Park – so save the date and stay tuned for more exciting announcements!

Image Object IO-I

April 2 through April 16, 2013
Penumbra Foundation | Center for Alternative Photography
36 East 30th Street
(between Madison and Park Avenue South)
New York, NY 10016

Image Object is a collaboration between and the Penumbra Foundation in NYC, taking the form of an annual exhibition and symposium. Entitled “Image Object”, the juried exhibition will showcase the forefront of contemporary daguerreotypy with the aim of propelling the genre forward in the art world. 75 submissions have been received from 33 artists in 16 countries.


When:  Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Time:  6:00pm to 9:00pm

Exhibition runs April 3 through April 16, 2013

Exhibition Gallery Hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday - 11:00am to 6:00pm
Thursday - 11:00am  to 8:00pm

Saturday and Sundays - 11:00am to 6:00pm


When: Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013
Time: 10:00am to 5:00pm

The speakers for this inaugural symposium are:

Lyle Rexer – 10:00am
Jill Offenbeck – 11:00am
Takashi Arai – 1:00pm
Marinus Ortelee – 2:00pm
Alan Bekhuis – 3:00pm
Mike Robinson – 4:00pm

45 min talks with 15 mins for Q&A
Lunch break – 12-1pm



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Holga 30th Anniversary Exhibition
September 7 t0 21, 2012

The Penumbra Foundation and Center for Alternative Photography are so pleased to be hosting two exceptional photography exhibitions “Timeless” and “Transcend” celebrating Holga Cameras’ 30th anniversary curated and presented by Holga.

Click here for more information about this event.




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June 22 to July 1, 2012

The Center for Alternative Photography and Penumbra Foundation are excited to be partnering with United Photo Industries for Photoville in Brooklyn June 22 to July 1, 2012. The festival celebrating photography in all its forms is comprised of exhibitions, lectures, hands-on workshops, and nighttime projections (and a few other things). Come visit us at our Tintype Photo Booth for your own personal portrait, sign up for the Wet Plate Tintype Workshop, or stop by our information booth to learn more about the Penumbra Foundation and Center for Alternative Photography’s initiatives.  Click here for more information about this event.