With the Dumbo Arts Festival just a few days away, we thought of putting together our top three recommendations for all you photography enthusiasts who want to make the most out of your visit.

1.  ED KASHI : A PHOTOJOURNALIST’S PERSPECTIVE

For over 20 years, award-winning photographer Ed Kashi has gripped the world with his compelling still images that reveal the current state of world affairs. Lending a compassionate eye to the people and scenes he photographs, we are looking forward to enjoying a body of work that can only be achieved with the sensitivity and tenderness of a true artist who cares for his subjects.

The exhibit will be held at 28 Jay Street, Brooklyn.  Hours are Friday 6-9 pm, Saturday 12-8 pm, and Sunday 12-6 pm.

Nine-year old Nguyen Thi Ly suffers from Agent ORange disabilities, Da Nang, Vietnam.

2. PORTALS : DUMBO

At first glance, one might mistake them for a Franz Kline — Graphic slashes and splashes of monochromatic textures.  But look again, and you will realize that what you are viewing is Brooklyn itself like you’ve never seen it before.  PhotographerDan Wonderly shares his intimate macro pictures of fissures and cracks on Dumbo’s buildings and pavements, making us reflect on our sense of the familiar.

The show will be held at 30 Washington Street, Brooklyn.  Hours are Friday 6-9 pm, Saturday 12-8 pm, and Sunday 12-6 pm.

If you think you know Dumbo, think again.

3. BERNARD PRAS : PHOTOGRAPHS

French artistBernard Pras stages meticulous assemblages using everyday objects, some of which pay homage to master paintings such as Edvard Munch’s The Scream, then photographs them.  A kaleidoscope of color and texture, this show is sure to delight visitors, young and old, who will enjoy dipping into this visual toy chest.

The show will be held at 111 Front Street, Suite 224, Brooklyn.  Hours are Friday 6-9 pm, Saturday 12-8 pm, and Sunday 12-6 pm.

Artist Bernard Pras provides a fresh take on the royal portrait.

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The DUMBO Arts Festival attracts 200,000 visitors over 3 days with the participation of over 500 artists from a variety of disciplines, 100 studios, 50 galleries and stages and 100 programming partners. This year, the Festival will take place on Friday, September 23rd, Saturday, September 24th and Sunday, September 25th. The official Festival hours are Friday 6pm to 9pm, Saturday 12pm to 8pm, Sunday 12pm to 6pm and 6pm to midnight all three nights for all outdoor projections.

For any questions or inquiries, click here.

The Dumbo Arts Festival is produced by Dalzell Productions and Two Trees Management.

Featured image courtesy of EdKashi.com

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