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Photoville 2020

Join Us at Photoville! 


Opening Night Celebration (virtual)
Thursday, September 17, 6:00 pm Eastern 
Photoville’s Opening Night: Community online gathering to celebrate the opening of Photoville with greetings from artists, curators and partners and previews of programming and more!
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Conversation With Winners of the ZEKE Award
Sunday, September 20, 2:00 pm, Eastern 
Online Photoville Zoom panel with Jason Houston, Kristen Emack, and Nicoló Filippo Rosso.
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Exhibition of 2020 ZEKE Award Winners
September 17–November 29, Brooklyn Bridge Park
This year all Photoville exhibitions will be exterior banners presented throughout New York's five boroughs. Our 40-ft banner featuring the winners of the 2020 ZEKE Award for Documentary Photography will be located in the Brooklyn Bridge Park--as in previous years. 
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ZEKE Award Banner

ZEKE Award First Place is shared by:
Kristen Emack, from the US, for Cousins, a story about the photographer’s daughter and niece and their intimate and spiritual knowledge that is both ordinary and extraordinary. 
Jason Houston, from the US, for Last Wildest Place exploring the Purús/Manu region in southeastern Peru, one of the most remote, inaccessible, and important areas of the Amazon and home to perhaps the highest concentration of isolated “uncontacted” tribes on Earth.  

Five Honorable Mentions are awarded to:
Etinosa Yvonne, from Nigeria, for It's All in My Head, a multimedia project that explores the coping mechanisms of survivors of terrorism and violent conflict. 
Mohsen Kaboli, from Iran, for Surrogate Mother. In Iran, it is considered that in addition to solving many couples’ fertility problems, surrogacy also reduces the number of divorces.
Tako Robakidze, from the Republic of Georgia, for Creeping Borders. Since the so-called “Five Day War” between Russia and Georgia in 2008, up to 20% of Georgian territory is now under Russian occupation, and more is lost each year.
Nicoló Filippo Rosso, from Colombia, for Exodus. At the border with Colombia, a continuous flow of migrants from Venezuela crosses the line every day, compelled to leave for reasons of violence, lack of access to food, medicine, and essential services and loss of income due to the political situation.
Ricardo Teles, from Brazil, for Everyday is a Saint Day. Black slavery lasted 350 years in Brazil. It was the most perverse, long-lasting and lucrative business in the New World. Perhaps the most common and effective form of resistance was Afro-Brazilian cults and celebrations.

Jurors
Barbara Ayotte, Director of Editorial Resources,GBH; Communications Director, SDN
Greig Cranna, Curator, Bridge Gallery
Barbara Davidson, Pulitzer Prize and Emmy award-winning photographer/director
Angelika Hala, Photo Editor/Producer, Stern Magazine Group
Michael Itkoff, Co-Founder, Daylight Books
Alexa Keefe, Assistant Managing Editor, National Geographic
Kurt Mutchler, Photo Editor, National Geographic
Uche Okpa-Iroha, Executive Director, Nlele Institute
Niama Safia Sandy, Cultural Anthropologist, Curator, Musician, and Essayist 
Jeffrey Scales, Photo Editor, New York Times
Fiona Shields, Head of Photography, The Guardian News Media Group
Maggie Soladay, Photo Editor, Open Society Foundations

Sponsors

Digital Silver Imaging  Canson-Infinity