In celebration of the launch of PHOTOVILLE, United Photo Industries joined forces with Photo District News and Brooklyn Bridge Park to curate and produce THE FENCE, a summer-long outdoor photo exhibition that was revealed on June 22nd in Brooklyn Bridge Park.

We invited photographers of all levels to explore the theme of ‘community’ and THE FENCE was their answer. Photographs were submitted into 5 categories: Home, Streets, People, Creatures & Play.

Out of an astonishing number of submissions the jury selected powerful works that speak to the importance and essence of ‘community’. We hope you will enjoy and love these as much as we do!

The photographers whose work was selected for THE FENCE - and are included in this slideshow are:

Alejandra Carles-Tolra, Alejandro Chaskielberg, Anne Berry, Anne-Sophie Stolz, Barry Rosenthal, Bojune Kwon, Brenda Islas, Dirk Anschütz, Elizabeth Herman, Elliot Ross, Emily Schiffer, Erik Klein Wolterink, Gesche Würfel, Gregg Segal, Ilona Szwarc, Jeffrey Stockbridge, Jens Sundheim, Jonathan Auch, Julia Curtin, Kerry Mansfield, Landon Nordeman, MASTODON (Massimo Mastrorillo / Donald Weber), Melissa Cacciola, Michelle Pedone, Nick Ballon, Nicolo Sertorio, Peter Andrew Lusztyk, Robert Rutoed, Rudolf Strobl, Sarah Baley, Simon Willms, Stefania Mattu, Teri Havens, Timothy Fadek, Tina Schula, Tom Atwood, Winnie Au.

This year's Grand Prize Jury Winner is Simon Willms for his series Minor League, and the People's Choice Winner is Ilona Szwarc for her series American Girls

Printed on photographic mesh by Duggal Visual Solutions and measuring more than 1000ft in length, THE FENCE is a public photographic installation like no other! The exhibition begins at Pier 1 and continues along the walkway to the uplands of Pier 3.

The Fence will remain on display through August 2012, with an expected audience of more than one million visitors.

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