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After leaving his engineering job five years ago, Brooklyn resident Porter Yates became a globe-trotting photographer who has takes portraits of cultures in far-flung Tibetan villages and ramshackle dwellings in India, photos which are gripping in their granular display of daily life. Yates, who is quick to say that his transition from engineer to photographer was not an instant adjustment, is among the finalists to be recognized at this year's EyeEm Photography Awards in Williamsburg. As a festival that recognizes advancements in visual...
Brooklyn Bridge Park is currently hostinga sprawling photography exhibit, courtesy of Photoville, which calls the 74,000-square-foot display, comprising 65 cargo containers of exhibits along the East River, a fully-fledged photography "village." While this village lacks things like a mayor and a grocery store, it does boast the work of photographers from across the world, giving guests a taste of work they might not otherwise see. Since its inception four years ago, Photoville has grown from a fringe showcase into something quite big, gradually...
At first glance, Adbul Abdullah's photography might conjure confusing feelings. The imagery is unfamiliar and, at times, morose: a man, ensconced in a monkey mask, embraces a chimp like one of his children; a husband and wife, are adorned in balaclavas and profusely colored wedding garb. It takes more than a passing glance to recognize their innate politicization. In fact, Abdullah's work attempts to distill the Muslim experience in a post-9/11 world: demonization, unprompted surveillance, and an unfair...
There's two men floating in the air off to the side of Keap Street, next to the Marcy subway stop in Williamsburg. The two airborne people aren't magicians, so they're not exactly floating, but they are bouncing upwards of twenty feet in the air, springing vertically from an enormous trampoline placed next to a brick wall. The acrobatic maneuvers catch the eye of Ryan Parrilla, a 16-year-old photographer who comes down to South Williamsburg to capture snapshots of...

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