Our Mission

United Photo Industries is a New York based art-presenting organization that works to promote a wider understanding and increase access to the art of photography.
Founded in 2011 by Sam Barzilay, Dave Shelley, and Laura Roumanos, United Photo Industries has rapidly solidified its position in the public art landscape by consistently showcasing thought-provoking, challenging, and exceptional photography from across the globe. Proudly devoted to cultivating strategic partnerships, creative collaborations, and community spirit, United Photo Industries has presented hundreds of exhibitions and public art installations across the United States and worldwide in partnership with numerous festivals, city agencies, and not-for-profit organizations.
Past and present partners include:
The NYC Department of Transportation, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the Dutch and Namibian Missions to the UN, the NY Department of Parks, the DUMBO BID, the Brooklyn Tourism Company, and numerous arts festivals both domestic and international including the DUMBO Arts Festival (US), the Hamburg Triennial (Germany), the Athens Photo Festival (Greece), the Leiden Photo Festival (Holland), the Shanghai International Photography Festival (China), and the Lishui Photo Festival (China). United Photo Industries is also co-producer of the annual T3 Photo Festival in Tokyo, Japan.
NYC Department of Transportation
The DUMBO Improvement District
NYC Parks Department