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Photoville 2024: Migration through a camera lens

Snapshots of migration journeys from Doctors Without Borders projects across the Americas.

Migrants cross the Acandí and Tuquesa rivers on their way through the jungle of the Darién Gap.

2023 © Juan Carlos Tomasi/MSF

The Photoville Festival in New York returns this June with an exhibit featuring photography that Doctors Without Borders/Mèdecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has collected from our work providing health care to migrants across the Americas. In our exhibit, “Connecting Threads: Migration Across the Americas,” you’ll get a glimpse of what migrants face on their journeys and why so many are risking everything for a chance at a better future across borders.

  • When: Saturday, June 1 - Sunday, June 16, 2024 
  • Where: Brooklyn Bridge Park (Emily Warren Roebling Plaza), Brooklyn, New York

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Snapshots of migration in the Americas
A child sits behind his mother who is crouching down on a bench after crossing the Darién Gap.
Maricela arrived exhausted at the indigenous community of Bajo Chiquito, Panama. 2023 © Juan Carlos Tomasi/MSF
Migrants travel through Ecuador, Colombia and Panama.
People on the move crossing through Ecuador, Colombia, and Panama. 2023 © Juan Carlos Tomasi/MSF
Border wall between Mexico and Arizona, United States.
United States 2024 © Christopher Lee
A migrant carries a small child with another beside him as he crosses the Darién Gap between Colombia and Panama.
Half a million people have crossed the Darién Gap this year—more than double the number of people who crossed in the whole of 2022. 2023 © Juan Carlos Tomasi/MSF
Children standing along the border wall between the United States and Mexico.
Three children play with bubbles provided by MSF after arriving across the border in Arizona. The children are not related but had traveled together with their families. United States 2024 © Christopher Lee

About Photoville

The 13th annual Photoville Festival features a “photo village” comprised of 18 shipping container exhibitions and over 35 open-air photo exhibits and activations. In collaboration with hundreds of artists and programming partners to curate and present over 80 outdoor exhibitions, Photoville addresses a wide range of issues, giving visitors a unique experience of thought-provoking and exceptional photography from across the globe. Opening weekend (June 1-2) will feature a range of public programs in Brooklyn Bridge Park, including artist talks, workshops, screenings, and more—as well as open-air exhibitions in communities across all five boroughs of New York City.  

Learn more about the festival on Photoville's website and plan your visit here. 

Record-breaking Darién Gap crossings in 2023

Migrants have been left with no protection.