To honor the extraordinary efforts of those raising human beings through a pandemic, the Dumbo Improvement District, in partnership with Photoville, is putting New Yorkers’ Pandemic Parenting moments up in lights with an outdoor projected photography exhibit on the Manhattan Bridge.

Parenting and care giving through the COVID-19 Pandemic has meant a lot of changes in households across New York City. Moms, dads and caregivers of all sorts have become teachers, kids have become coworkers, and a new level of creativity and patience has been brought to endless hours of family time. For too many, the toll of it all has been immense.

Over 150 photographers present their images of fellow New Yorkers in caregiving situations from 40 neighborhoods in all five boroughs.

AT-HOME HEROES: AN HOMAGE TO PARENTING THROUGH THE PANDEMIC; Photo by Andy Lin
AT-HOME HEROES: AN HOMAGE TO PARENTING THROUGH THE PANDEMIC; Photo by Andy Lin

Each night beginning at dusk to 10pm from May 8 to June 10, 2021, the images will be projected onto the Manhattan Bridge by the Archway next to the Pearl Street Triangle.

Dumbo-based Photoville is a non-profit organization that works to promote a wider understanding and increased access to the art of photography for all.

The PHOTOVILLE Festival, New York City’s FREE premier photo destination, returns for its 10th Anniversary year with virtual online storytelling events, artist talks, workshops, demonstrations, educational programs, community programming, and public exhibitions in public spaces throughout New York City.

This annual community festival provides an accessible venue for photographers and audiences from every walk of life to engage with each other, and experience thought-provoking photography from across the globe – with free access for all.

In view of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Photoville adjusted to this new reality with creativity and flexibility. Photoville Festival 2020 combined online gatherings and dispersed outdoor exhibitions, with talks, workshops, and community events taking place online.

500,000 visitors engaged with Photoville’s public exhibitions in the five boroughs,  showcasing the incredible work of over 250 artists.

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