Dear Friends, As the old adage goes, there is no rest for the wicked - so all we can do is enjoy the ride.. Since closing our gates to PHOTOVILLE

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Dear Friends,

As the old adage goes, there is no rest for the wicked - so all we can do is enjoy the ride..

Since closing our gates to PHOTOVILLE three short weeks ago, we have been busy installing 3 new exhibitions aboard the East River Ferry Boats as part of our WANDERLUST project, and just last week we inaugurated an exhibition presenting 20 American Photographers - in shipping containers of course - in partnership with the Leiden International Photo Festival in the Netherlands!

Wishing you all well, wherever you are on this vast globe of ours - and if you're in Brooklyn, be sure to catch a boat and come say hello.

the UPI Team

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Wanderlust is the latest initiative of a creative collaboration between the East River Ferry and United Photo Industries (UPI), which includes last year’s exhibition, Drawn to Water.
Proud to have been a strong partner and supporter of Photoville, the East River Ferry continues to devise new ways of expanding upon its core product in order to make it a more enjoyable experience for all its riders. We just de-installed our 1st round of exhibitions which included the work of Tiina Itkonen , Sam Polcer & Dougie Wallace, which were on view since August 15.

For the second round of exhibitions running from October 20 to November 30, we are proud to present the work of: Jason Florio, Chris Burkard & Restless Collective.

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Jason Florio – River Gambia: A 1044KM African Odyssey

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Chris Burkard – Kamchatka, Russia

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Restless Collective – The Geography of Youth

For some, it’s in the blood, a part of their DNA. They’re always thirsty to explore, and to see what lies beyond that next hill. Some have traveled to claim land or
seek riches; others for elbow room and the chance to encounter diverse cultures. Today’s modern modes of transportation have made it simpler to seek far reaches and remote pockets of the world, but wanderlust—our desire to travel—remains unquenched. As the great Scottish novelist Robert Louis Stevenson once said, “For my part, I travel not to go anywhere but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” So join us as we set off on a journey—through the 
eyes of these talented photographers of a world that is forever moving, always keen to go just a little bit further, and a little bit higher.

photoville x leiden


Expanding upon a creative collaboration that kicked off with the presentation of 20 emerging Dutch Photographers at Photoville 2014, we are proud to be presenting a showcase of 20 emerging American photographers (in shipping containers) at the Leiden Pieterskerkhof, during the International Photography Festival Leiden.

The exhibition was opened on October 11, 2014, by His Excellence Mr. Broas, Ambassador of the United States of America and will remain on view through November 9, 2014.

We are proud to have been able to feature work by these 20 amazing artists:

Alice Proujansky – Culture of Birth
Andrew Frost – The Northeast Kingdom
Debi Cornwall – Gitmo at Home, Gitmo at Play
Elizabeth Herman – Women in War
Elizabeth Moran – The Armory
Gregg Segal – 7 Days of Garbage
Hector Rene Membreno-Canales – Hegemony or Survival
Irina Rozovsky – In Plain Air
Jeff Rich – The Watershed Project
Keren Moscovitch – Me into You
Lauren Welles – Coney Island
Manjari Sharma – Darshani
Michelle Pedone – All Eyes on You!
Monika Merva – Origin of Emotions
Nathan Bett – Learning to Disappear
Restless Collective – The Geography of Youth
Sam Comen – Lost Hills
Sara Macel – May the Road Rise to Meet you
Syd London – Sandy vs NYC
Thomas Jackson – Emergent Behavior

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