Photoville is a new Brooklyn-based photo destination – a veritable village of freight containers transformed into temporary exhibition spaces, taking place this summer from June 22 to July 1, 2012. Photoville will feature a feisty mix of exhibitions, lectures, hands-on workshops, nighttime projections, a photo dog run, a camera greenhouse, and a summer beer-garden with food trucks that will create a photography destination like no other. Here are more than 30 mini-galleries, set up within shipping containers, each featuring the works of a different photographer, or collective, from all over the world.
One of the best things at Photoville may not be photos at all, but rather , André Feliciano‘s truly stunning Greenhouse, made up of some 3,000 plastic “camera flowers”. This is an unbelievably elaborate installation, as Feliciano recreates 20 varieties of plants–tulips, lilies, sunflowers, to name three–using brightly, beautifully colored tiny plastic cameras. And with the natural light, the brilliant background, a little bench inside, the whole thing makes for a great photo-op. Appropriately enough.