Highlights of the New York Photo Festival 2011

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For five days the New York Photo Festival animated various galleries around DUMBO with vibrant visual installations, staged presentations, symposia, and awards ceremonies. Like its European counterparts — Les Rencontres d’Arles, PHotoEspaña, and Visa pour l’Image — the NYPF creates an international atmosphere drawing some of the best photographers from around the world, as it has since its inception in 2008. If you didn’t make it to the festival, we’ve rounded up some of the highlights, including the much anticipated winner of the Jury’s Choice Prize, presented by Persol at the New York Photo Awards Photo Bash. Check out all of the winning entries of the New York Photo Awards 2011 here, and click through our gallery of featured images from the exhibits.

Marc McAndrews, Nicole and Karli Sherri’s Ranch

Presented by Humble Arts Foundation and Umbrage Editions, Nevada Rose: Photographs by Marc McAndrews, which was curated by Jon Feinstein, was the culmination of McAndrews’ five-year exploration into the little investigated territory of Nevada’s vibrant legal brothels.

Marc McAndrews, Lucite-Shoes

Marc McAndrews, Mina

Photo credit: Coley Brown

Capricious Presents: New York Did It to Me, was an exciting exhibit of 33 New York-based emerging photographers curated by Sophie Mörner at Smack Mellon.

Photo credit: Katheryn Love, courtesy of Capricious Presents: New York Did It to Me

Photo credit: Kathy Lo, courtesy of Capricious Presents: New York Did It to Me

Photo credit: Rebecca Peters, courtesy of Capricious Presents: New York Did It to Me

Photo credit: Laura Pannack

Curated by Andy Adams and Larissa Leclair, 100 Portraits examined the way the internet has changed the way we consider photography. This exhibit, in the lobby of St. Ann’s Warehouse, presented projections of 100 portraits from a group of photographers in all stages of their careers that were sourced from Flak Photo, a website that promotes photography from within the online photo community.

Photo credit: Molly Landreth, courtesy of 100 Portraits

Claire Beckett, PVTs K. Duffy, A. Bronner, and J. Layug, 2006. Courtesy of 100 Portraits

Lydia Panas, Tatiana, 2005. Courtesy of 100 Portraits

Graham Miller, Frank 2006. Courtesy of 100 Portraits

Héctor Mediavilla, Sapeur in Avenue Matsoua, 2008. Courtesy of 100 Portraits

Photo credit: Rafal Milach. Winner of the Juror’s Choice Prize, presented by Persol.

Photo credit: Rafal Milach. Winner of the Juror’s Choice Prize, presented by Persol.

Photo credit: Rafal Milach. Winner of the Juror’s Choice Prize, presented by Persol.

Guests at the New York Photo Awards Photo Bash at St. Ann’s Warehouse presented by Persol.

Guests at the New York Photo Awards Photo Bash at St. Ann’s Warehouse presented by Persol.

Guests at the New York Photo Awards Photo Bash at St. Ann’s Warehouse presented by Persol.

Guests at the New York Photo Awards Photo Bash at St. Ann’s Warehouse presented by Persol.

Guests at the New York Photo Awards Photo Bash at St. Ann’s Warehouse presented by Persol.