This is the last weekend to view THE FENCE in Brooklyn Bridge Park

be part of the

 1 million people

 who have viewed

& enjoyed!

In celebration of the launch of PHOTOVILLE, United Photo Industries joined forces with Photo District News and Brooklyn Bridge Park to curate and produce THE FENCE, the summer-long outdoor photo exhibition which was unveiled on June 22, 2012.

We invited photographers of all levels to explore the theme of ‘community’ and THE FENCE was their answer. Photographs were submitted into 5 categories: Home, Streets, People, Creatures & Play.

Nearly 1 million people have viewed the Fence this summer and we have had an AMAZING response from the community! Stay tuned for next year's FENCE - it is sure to be an epic one!
Photos courtesy of Stefan Falke

Out of an astonishing number of submissions the jury selected powerful works that speak to the importance and essence of ‘community’.

The photographers whose work was selected for THE FENCE are:

Alejandra Carles-Tolra, Alejandro Chaskielberg, Anne Berry, Anne-Sophie Stolz, Barry Rosenthal, Bojune Kwon, Brenda Islas, Dirk Anschütz, Elizabeth Herman, Elliot Ross, Emily Schiffer, Erik Klein Wolterink, Gesche Würfel, Gregg Segal, Ilona Szwarc, Jeffrey Stockbridge, Jens Sundheim, Jonathan Auch, Julia Curtin, Kerry Mansfield, Landon Nordeman, MASTODON (Massimo Mastrorillo / Donald Weber), Melissa Cacciola, Michelle Pedone, Nick Ballon, Nicolo Sertorio, Peter Andrew Lusztyk, Robert Rutoed, Rudolf Strobl, Sarah Baley, Simon Willms, Stefania Mattu, Teri Havens, Timothy Fadek, Tina Schula, Tom Atwood, Winnie Au.

Printed on photographic mesh by Duggal Visual Solutions and measuring more than 1000ft in length,THE FENCE is a public photographic installation like no other! The exhibition begins at Pier 1 and continues along the walkway to the uplands of Pier 3.
"Minor League" by Simon Willms
"American Girls" by Ilona Szwarc

This year's Grand Prize Jury Winner is Simon Willms for his series Minor League, and the People's Choice Winner is Ilona Szwarc for her series American Girls.

United Photo Industries will be exhibiting Willm's Minor League at the UPI Gallery from September 6 through to September 30, with an Artist Reception on Friday September 7 - where you can meet Simon, see the work, and have a drink with us!

We would also like to acknowledge our amazing panel of judges for their time, energy and passion for photography:

* Rebecca Wilson – Director, Saatchi Gallery
* Krzysztof Candrowicz – Director, Lodz Fotofestiwal
* Irene Kromhout – Exhibitions Coordinator, Noorderlicht Festival
* Laura Moya – Executive Director, Photolucida
* Ihiro Hayami – Chief Editor, PHaT Photo Magazine
* Kate Edwards – Picture Editor, Guardian Weekend Magazine
* Michael Itkoff – Editor, Daylight Magazine
* Ariel Shanberg – Director, Center for Photography at Woodstock
* Elisabeth Biondi – Independent Curator
* Marcel Saba – Director, Redux Images
* Adriana Teresa Letorney – Publisher, Visura Magazine
* Leonor Mamanna – Photo Editor, New York Magazine
* Dana Faconti – Editor & Publisher, Blind Spot Magazine
* Jeff Moore – Northeast Territory Manager, Lomography

Additional support and awesome prizes have been provided by: TwoTrees Management, Duggal Visual Solutions, Lomography, Adorama, FotoVisura, Conveyor Arts, and the Dumbo BID

If you can't make it down to Brooklyn this weekend - check out theonline slideshow of THE FENCE!


Don't Forget that (super)heroes is still on display in DUMBO wrapping 340ft around the Manhattan Bridge Anchorage!


ONLY 5 more days to submit to foto/pods '12 for your chance to participate and exhibit your work in Shipping Containers at the DUMBO Arts Festival this year!

Following the popularity of last year's foto/pods deployment, and the runaway success of Photoville, United Photo Industries returns to the DUMBO Arts Festival with foto/pods 2012 - a hamlet of shipping container exhibitions, tents, outdoor projections and much much more.

And we are looking to YOU to send us your best, most imaginative proposals for a photo-based exhibition in a shipping container, Photoville-style.

Submit your best idea, and if selected, we'll provide the shipping container, the lights, the hanging rails, the art handlers, the staffing -- pretty much everything but the art! The one and only rule is that you have a 20ft shipping container and it's yours to do what you like. The shipping container is your oyster!
Submission Deadline: September 3, 2012 
For more information and to submit click here

FotoWeek DC Seminars & Portfolio Reviews this November!

We are excited to spread the word about what our friends in DC are up to! We encourage everyone to check out the FotoWeek DC website for information on their Seminars & Portfolio Reviews which will include leading names in photography that will share their insights and advice as well as a myriad of programming from November 9 - 18, 2012. FotoDC and the Goethe Institut partner this year to bring educational programming to the FotoWeek Festival.