Artist Statement

A collaboration between United Photo Industries of NY, Photo District News (PDN), Brooklyn Bridge Park, the Flash Forward Festival in Boston, Houston Center for Photography, and Atlanta Celebrates Photography (ACP) as we join forces to curate and produce this unique site–‐specific exhibition aimed at fostering conversations, and exploring new thematic directions in photography. This outdoor photographic exhibition invites photographers from around the world to explore and define the meaning of community across cultural boundaries and geographical lines.


Artist Bio

Amy Miller graduated with a BFA from University of Georgia and then moved to New York to pursue her MFA in photography from Pratt Institute. While in New York, Amy worked with Alan Klotz at his eponymous photography gallery and as a visual resources director at the Pratt Institute Visual Resources Department. After receiving her MFA, Amy moved to Atlanta and worked as Gallery Director for Fay Gold Gallery, a position she held for seven years, allowing her to work with modern masters of photography. Amy began her career as Executive Director of Atlanta Celebrates Photography in 2007.

Serving as United Photo Industries’ Creative Director, Sam Barzilay is also the co-founder of Photoville, a new pop-up photo destination that made its debut on the Brooklyn waterfront in the summer of 2012. Prior to founding United Photo Industries and launching the United Photo Industries Gallery, he was the Director of the New York Photo Festival. In his dual capacity as curator and festival organizer, he has had the pleasure and privilege of curating photo exhibitions and lecturing on current trends in contemporary photography as far afield as China, Greece, USA, and Japan.