After posting my first review of Photoville, and questioning their successful Kickstarter project, I received an email from Laura Roumanos inviting me to meet and talk. I took her up on the invitation and went to the United Photo Industries gallery to meet with Laura and Sam Barzilay.
“We had some back-up plans, but we were very hopeful that the photo and Brooklyn community plus our friends would rally around the project, and we are so grateful and humbled they did.”
“We worked with all of our partners to tailor a deal that works for them and us. Every situation was different and we value each and every contribution both financial and in kind. We would like to state that no exhibitor was turned away because they didn't have enough money. In fact we actually turned down a few shows that came with major financial contributions because we did not feel comfortable about the quality of the work and did not want to compromise what we were trying to achieve.”
And stay tune for more posts.
All photographs courtesy of Grayson Dantzic