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Hasselblad is hosting a pop-up experience at its New York Experience Studio celebrating Contact High: A Visual History of Hip Hop by culture and entertainment journalist Vikki Tobak

Contact High: 40 Years of Hip Hop in Photographs

Hasselblad is hosting a pop-up experience at its New York Experience Studio celebrating Contact High: A Visual History of Hip Hop by culture and entertainment journalist Vikki Tobak, a recently published book that documents hip hop’s key influencers over a 40 year span.

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It's time to enter The Fence 2019

It's Time to ENTER The Fence

Here's your chance to have your photography project displayed on the wall under the Brooklyn Bridge. The FENCE is a large-scale traveling photography exhibition reaching over 8 million visitors annually through open-air exhibitions in 8 cities across North America: Atlanta, Brooklyn, Boston, Calgary, Denver, Houston, Sarasota and Seattle.

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Aunty!, opening on November 15 at the United Photo Industries Gallery in DUMBO, Brooklyn

Aunty! African Women in the Frame, 1890 to the present

EXTENDED TILL FEBRUARY 7, 2019....Aunty!, opening on November 15 at the United Photo Industries Gallery in DUMBO, Brooklyn, brings the historical context of the honorific through photographs from The McKinley Collection, a repository of rare, original images from the 1890s to now.

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PhotoPlus Expo  2018 opens today, October 25

PhotoPlus Expo 2018 brings fresh debate to the Industry

PhotoPlus Expo  2018 opens today, October 25, with a slew of topics that are bringing the problems in the photography business to the forefront.

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PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo was founded in 1983, and is the largest photography and imaging event in North America.

PhotoPlus Expo 2018 brings the photography world to NYC

What is the best way for photographers to promote their work? Face-to-face meetings. This is one of the advantages of attending PhotoPlus Expo from Oct. 25 – Oct. 27, 2018, at the Javits Convention Center in New York City.

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Thirty Years of Gowanus returns to Movers, Not Shakers! pop up gallery on October 20 to 21, 2018, during the Gowanus Open Studios weekend

Thirty Years of Gowanus premieres at GOS 2018

"Thirty Years of Gowanus" returns to Movers, Not Shakers! pop up Green Gallery on October 20 to 21, 2018, during the Gowanus Open Studios weekend. Mark D Phillips' photographic collection documents his generational view of the Gowanus Canal from abandoned, industrial filth to the beginning of gentrification and the EPA's start to cleaning the Superfund site.

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Griselda San Martin is the recipient of the 2018 FENCE Jury Choice Award where she was awarded a $5,000 Grant plus an exhibition at Photoville.

2018 FENCE Jury Choice Award featuring Griselda San Martin

Griselda San Martin is the recipient of the 2018 FENCE Jury Choice Award with “The Wall”, a documentary project about Friendship Park, on display from August 21 – December 20, 2018, on Washington Street in DUMBO, Brooklyn, between Prospect & York Street.

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Photo District News' inaugural "In Black and White" photography contest celebrates exceptional monochrome imagery

In Black and White photography contest

Photo District News' inaugural "In Black and White" photography contest celebrates exceptional monochrome imagery in the categories of landscape, fine art, portrait and photojournalism with a Grand Prize of $2,500 cash, a profile in PDN and a $750 B&H gift card.

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PHOTOVILLE is returning to Brooklyn Bridge Park this September 13–23, 2018

Make your Plans for Photoville 2018

Photoville, the festival celebrating and showcasing photographers and organizations from New York and around the world in a rare open setting, returns for a seventh year from September 13 to 23, 2018, in the magical setting under the Brooklyn Bridge in shipping containers repurposed into galleries.

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Gowanus Progressions is an exhibit about the changing landscape of the Gowanus Canal

Gowanus Progressions

Gowanus Progressions is an exhibit about the changing landscape of the Gowanus Cana from their public art project Gowanus Voyage. The Gowanus Dredgers will present the exhibit beginning with an opening reception on Wednesday, August 8, 2018.

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News & Stories

The Red Hook Criterium, the iconic race that popularized cycling’s fixed-gear criterium format which began on the streets of Red Hook, Brooklyn, will suspend its series in 2019.
Red Hook

The Red Hook Criterium, the iconic race that popularized cycling’s fixed-gear criterium format which began on the streets of Red Hook, Brooklyn, will suspend its series in 2019.

Brooklyn Historical Society in Brooklyn Heights presents On the (Queer) Waterfront, the first exhibition to focus explicitly on LGBTQ history of Brooklyn.
Brooklyn Heights

On the (Queer) Waterfront is the first exhibition ever to focus explicitly on the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer history of Brooklyn. Join author Hugh Ryan (When Brooklyn Was Queer, St. Martin’s Press, March 2019) for the release party and opening reception on March 5, 2019 at the Brooklyn Historical Society.

Gowanus Landmarking Coalition Launches Website Ahead of Rezoning
Gowanus

The Gowanus Landmarking Coalition unveiled its new website highlighting the priority list of fifteen sites and small districts in Gowanus that warrant official designation by the City of New York in its rezoning plan.

Lunar Eclipse coming on January 20, 2019.
Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, DUMBO, Gowanus, Park Slope, Red Hook, Beyond South Brooklyn

The moon, Earth and sun will line up this weekend on Sunday, January 20, 2019, beginning at 10:34 p.m. EST, for the only total lunar eclipse this year and next. Hope for clear skies and bundle up to watch it.

Beyond Brooklyn

Ski Blandford is back in operation under new management and it is a jewel.

It's President Week and there are lots of families deciding what to do during the time off. How about a Massachusetts ski trip? Ski Blandford is back in operation under new management and it is a jewel.

Village of kids turn out to build giant snowman in Cobble Hill

Every once in a while, someplace out in the rest of the world from New York City pops up with something fun. And the fact that this one is from Cobble Hill is pretty cool. The fact that it is Canada shows how much alike we all are.