Dave Shelley

Dave is the Co-Founder of Photoville, the largest free photography festival in North America based in Brooklyn, New York.




Co-Founder/Creative Producer


United States of America


Hailing from Detroit Michigan, Dave is the Co-Founder of Photoville, the largest free photography festival in North America based in Brooklyn, New York. Photoville is a Non-profit organization whose mission is to promote a wider understanding and increased access to the art of Photography for all. This work has produced shows for the New York Times, United Nations, Four Freedoms, National Geographic, Instagram, and The Fence Exhibition which is shown in 11 North American Cities. During the last Decade, Dave has presented Photography seminars at Grand Valley State, and served as a reviewer at The New York Times, Exposure Festival, Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards, International Center of Photography, Houston FotoFest, ASMP and WNYC. He is also an actor and in his 32-year career has Performed on Broadway, off Broadway and toured internationally as an associate member with New York City’s Wooster Group Theater Company. He has numerous film and television credits and continues to perform in various formats including weekly podcasts. Over his career, he has produced numerous commercials, print photography, short films and theatrical events. While working for Olympia Entertainment/ the Fox Theatre in Detroit and all their properties Dave produced, concerts, plays and stadium shows, (The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Eminem) at Comerica Park, Ford Field and various Detroit venues. He has produced and production managed for the artist Matthew Barney, Professor Stephen Hawking, The Tribeca Film Festival, The World Science Festival, Vagina Monologues, and charities including The Red Cross and Tunnel to Towers Foundation. Dave has served on various boards/foundations including The American Society of Media Photographers, United Photo Industries, Dumbo Bid, and The Plant Ant Theater Company.


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