We are thrilled to announce that we are exhibiting Lakou NOU 2020 artist, Daveed Baptiste’s “Haiti To Hood”, produced in partnership with Photoville for their annual festival in New York City, 2020 in Brooklyn Bridge Park and participating in concurrent virtual programming.
The largest photo festival in North America, the Photoville Festival is a modular venue built from repurposed shipping containers. By creating a physical platform for photographers of all stripes to come together and interact, Photoville provides a unique opportunity to engage with a diverse audience — a veritable cross-section of the world’s photographic community.
This year, the Photoville Festival has adapted to follow COVID-19 safety measures. Rather than drawing thousands of people to a concentrated area over 6 days–as in past years– this year’s installations will be spaced throughout the entirety of Brooklyn Bridge Park, and viewers are invited to view the installations over the course of several months.
Learn more about the Photoville Festival here: https://photoville.nyc/ or follow them on social media @photoville and #photoville.
Concurrent Virtual Programming for Photoville 2020
Concurrent with Daveed’s exhibition:
HCX invites viewers to use Daveed’s images as inspiration for original poetry, spoken word, or short stories about the experience of having “an identity that falls on a blurry line, being a diaspora child straddling two cultures.” We invite you to jump inside the head of the people in the images, use the sets Daveed created as gateways into your stories, and/ or let the combined impact of the images make your words flow. Please email your finished works (up to 500 words) to firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to have your words featured on our website and social media.
Sept 26 Panel discussion: Inspired Live At Photoville: https://photoville.nyc/online/inspired-live-at-photoville/
Education Day: Photoville Meet the Artists –Date not confirmed, it will be a Tuesday in October https://photoville.nyc/education/
Individual sign up:
Photoville Virtual Educator Lab – Saturday October 24, 11AM – 2:30PM Daveed will present a 20-minute artist talk to an audience of educators. This is followed by a breakout session where he will collaborate with a small group of educators to develop a lesson plan inspired by his exhibition. Educators can sign up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfMmG19FmSWq-xArgcBT8Nl2Xkqy_4IQrbEASHBL4xeOGJaUA/viewform