Enlightenment Under the BQE

Strolling along The Fence under the BQE

Actually, it’s in the part of Brooklyn Bridge Park that sits next to the tiered speedway, over at under-construction Pier 3, just beyond the cattail ponds flanking Pier 1. Today and next weekend (Thurs-Sun) is an opportunity to peek at the work of some of the best young photographers on the planet, get some insights into the human condition, and eat/drink in the best Brooklyn style for free. Check out the photos.

Photoville’s long fence of photos is the preamble to this free shipping-container-based photo show. Once you get to Pier 3, you’ll step into other worlds through the eyes of high-quality photo documentarians.  Check out the portraits of homeless transgender teens by Josh Lehrer, or see what it’s like to live in a tent in Haiti (Wyatt Gallery) or a basement in Beijing (Magnum’s Sim Chi Yin). Two Nooderlicht containers feature the work of eleven female photographers that have documented live in prisons in South Africa, Burundi, the United States, and elsewhere.

Josh Lehrer’s shipping-container gallery with portraits of homeless transgender teens at Photoville

Different food trucks rotate through Brooklyn Lager’s beer garden every day, but on Saturday we scored with Rickshaw Dumpling (remember them from The Lot last summer?) and the “grilled cheese truck” (@morristruck) that’s always catering to long lines in DUMBO.

There’s no excuse not to stroll over, and bring your dog, too. They’re welcomed in the containers, in the beer garden, and in the fully outfitted dog run.

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