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'Traditions and Resistance' at Photoville 2023 Education Days

Event Date:

June 7, 2023 | 9:30 AM EDT TO 1:30 PM EDT


Brooklyn Bridge Park
1 Water St

Brooklyn, NY 11201

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As part of the 12th annual Photoville Festival in New York City, the Pulitzer Center will be hosting education field trips at the featured exhibit, Traditions and Resistance.

Photoville Education Days will host educators and their students from schools from all over New York City. As a part of the day, students will take a guided tour of exhibitions on display in Brooklyn Bridge Park and DUMBO, engaging in conversations with professional and youth artists. Pulitzer Center K-12 Education Program Assistant Maryel Cardenas will speak with four groups of students and answer their questions about the exhibit and visual storytelling. The second half of the event will include a panel of young photographers sharing their work. 

Photoville is an ongoing event with exhibits in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island, beginning on June 3, 2023. Throughout the festival, there will be in-person and virtual storytelling events, artist talks, educational programming, and open-air exhibitions in parks and other New York public spaces.

Learn more about the exhibit below, and visit this link to learn more about Photoville 2023.

“In the face of modern forces, they’re standing their ground.”

In Traditions and Resistance, this collection of projects supported by the Pulitzer Center explores themes of cultural traditions and resistance. It showcases the resilience of communities around the world as they fight to preserve and revitalize traditions that sustain livelihoods and create hope for the next generation.

Viewers will meet the nomadic Bakhtiari women of Iran, who play an outsized role in keeping families together; women and girls of the Gujjar and Bakarwal tribal communities in Kashmir, who are fighting patriarchy to help the next generation of tribal women take care of their menstrual health; rural Andean communities in Peru using sustainable agriculture to preserve human life; the Indigenous Amazonian Akroá-Gamella people persisting in their efforts for legal land reclamation; and the Native Alutiiq people of Alaska reclaiming and preserving their ancestral heritage in the face of government attempts at erasure.

These are stories of quiet resistance through the preservation and revival of ancestral traditions, despite threats of urbanization, climate change, or conflict and displacement.


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