Highlights of the New York Photo Festival 2011

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.