Brooklyn’s annual photo festival, Photoville, is bringing its magic to Los Angeles for the first time in its eight-year history. Located outside in Century Park adjacent to the Photo Space, PHOTOVILLE LA (created and produced by United Photo Industries) will feature groundbreaking photography by more than 200 visual artists, with exhibitions of local and international photographers in repurposed shipping containers, photo cubes, and light boxes transformed into interactive galleries for Angelenos to explore.
The festival will take place across two consecutive long-weekends and will include nighttime projections, talks, workshops, family-friendly activities, and Photoville’s famous community beer garden. The distinctive festival provides a unique opportunity to engage with a diverse audience, and creates a veritable cross-section of the world’s photographic community. 

Celebrating the photographers who have played a critical role in bringing hip-hop’s visual culture to the global stage, CONTACT HIGH: A Visual History of Hip-Hop is an inside look at the work of hip-hop photographers, as told through their most intimate diaries: their unedited contact sheets. Curated by Vikki Tobak—produced in partnership with United Photo Industries—and based on her book of the same name, the photographic exhibition includes over 120 works from more than 60 photographers. 

The installation will include work by Venice Arts‘ most talented and dedicated young artists, including work that features intimate, documentary and personal storytelling, exploring issues such as coming out, the intersection of work and family life, and the trauma of domestic violence, among other stories. 
April-May2-5-2019-520Size-VeniceArts-PhotovilleFrom left to right: Images by Silvia Curiel, and Ashley Sanchez; courtesy of Venice Arts

On Thursday, May 2nd, Venice Arts’ Advanced Studies’ students will also be leading a panel discussion on photography for hundreds of LA-based teens as part of Photoville’s Education Day. Join Venice Arts and Los Angeles’ community of photo lovers for Photoville LA at the Annenberg Space for Photography. Featured young photographers: Andrea Abrego, Genesis Calderon, Arthur Cooke, Silvia Curiel, Lorraine G, Citlalli Hernandez, Kayla M, Gloria Ortiz, Liam Pinno, Maia Ramirez, Isamar Robellar, Kelly Rodriguez, Ashley Sanchez, Kate Squires, Jay Smalley, Mark Tomilin.

What: Photoville
Where: Annenberg Space for Photography, 2000 Avenue of the Stars #10, LA, 90067
When: April 26-28 & May 2-5, 2019; 11am – 6pm;