Photo caption: Zoshigaya Kishimojin-do is a Buddhist temple in Tokyo, Japan, that was founded in 1578. Kishimojin, to whom the temple is dedicated, is the goddess of safe birth and child rearing. The grounds are home to one of the largest ginkgo trees in Tokyo: the "Child-giving ginkgo." Estimated to be more than seven hundred years old, the tree is said to grant hope for fertility and easy childbearing to women who worship Kishimojin, as well as protection for their children. Kishimojin was not always known for her benevolence. Mother to thousands of children, Kishimojin would abduct the children of others and feed them to her own. The grieving mothers begged the Buddha for his help. In order to teach the goddess a lesson, the Buddha abducted her youngest child, hiding the boy under a rice bowl. After searching across the universe for her missing child, a distraught Kishimojin appealed to the Buddha for aid. When he pointed out how much suffering she had caused other mothers, many of whom had lost their only children whereas she had lost only one of thousands, Kishimojin vowed henceforth to devote herself to protecting children.
Photo credit: Diane Cook & Len Jenshel
Returning to its iconic location at the Brooklyn Bridge Plaza, located in DUMBO’s Brooklyn Bridge Park, beneath the majestic span of the Brooklyn Bridge, Photoville will once again create an immersive photography experience.
ASMP New York is showcasing work by a diverse selection of its member photographers at Photoville. The striking photos on display are drawn from ASMPNY’s 2018 Open Call for Work for the theme: “Hope.” Photos were curated by our three jury panel. Our panelists this year were: Alexander Cohn from the Wall Street Journal, Frances Jakubek from Bruce Silverstein Gallery, and Marcel Saba, the founder of Redux Pictures. “It’s hope that gives life meaning. And hope is based on the prospect of being able one day to turn the actual world into a possible one that looks better” – François Jacob.
In addition, ASMP is providing on-site portfolio reviews to the public, which provide photographers with feedback from an array of experienced industry professionals, including editors, curators and consultants.
Free prizes will also be given to anyone who joins ASMP at Photoville. We’ll have customer service reps from Sitewelder at our booth on Sept 14th/Fri & Sept 15th/Sat, to answer any website hosting questions.
ASMPNY Members who will exhibit their work in the ASMPNY Photoville container this year, include: Ahron Foster, Arnold Adler, Carey Kirkella, Catherine Ursillo, Clayton Price, Constance Halporn, David Lubarsky, David Neff, Jack Kucy, John Rae, Joseph Squillante, Kristofer Dan-Bergman, Diane Cook & Len Jenshel, Liam Alexander, Marco Castro, Margaret McCarthy, Mat Rick, Matthew Septimus, Mike Tauber, Paul Barton, Viviane Moos, Salem Krieger, Susan May Tell, Tiffany Walling McGarity.
ASMPNY is proud to showcase images from the Young Photographers Alliance (YPA) 2018 mentoring program, “Silence”.
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Photoville 2018, September 13 – 16 and 20 – 23
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ASMP Members: Click here to sign up to volunteer with us at Photoville.
In addition, ASMP is providing on-site portfolio reviews to the public, which provide photographers with feedback from an array of experienced industry professionals, including editors, curators and consultants. Free prizes will also be given to anyone who joins ASMP at Photoville.
15 Minute Portfolio Reviews
Open to members and to the public for a $5. fee. The location of the reviews is at the Beer Garden. Signup here
Photoville, on the Brooklyn Waterfront, is built from repurposed shipping containers and combines photo exhibitions, outdoor photo installations, talks, workshops, and nighttime multimedia events in its beer garden at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Attendance at Photoville is free. The photoville experience is unmatchable.
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