The Photoville FENCE is a year-round public photography project exhibited in major parks and downtowns across North America.
Featuring over 85 photographers annually, the exhibition brings compelling visual stories into the public realm, and to a wide and diverse audience.
Photographers are invited to participate by submitting their work for consideration by a jury of over 50 international art professionals. The resulting exhibition is presented in 11 locations (and growing!) in partnership with local cultural and civic organizations – Atlanta, Brooklyn, Boston, Calgary, Denver, Durham, Houston, the Metro (Fargo, West Fargo and Moorhead), New Orleans, Sarasota and Seattle.
Always free and open to the public, the nationwide exhibition is also accompanied by engaging public programs such as artist-led walking tours and field trips for teens.
Consistently attracting exceptional work by a diverse pool of photographers, the Photoville FENCE spotlights a wide range of photographic and lens-based stories. By exploring the universal themes of People, Streets, Play, Creatures, Home, Food, and Nature, the exhibition elevates our understanding of the world-at-large and issues close to home.
The FENCE is conceived and produced by Photoville, and was first developed in partnership with Photo District News in 2011. The first edition was exhibited in Brooklyn Bridge Park in 2012, and the project has since grown and flourished year after year through strategic partnerships with civic and cultural organizations across North America.