For the next two weekends some 45 shipping containers will be transformed into a far-flung photography show in Brooklyn Bridge Park as part of Photoville, a "free photographic village" on the bucolic banks of the East River. The show features over 40 exhibitions, seven nighttime screenings and events, dozens of photography workshops AND a food-and-beer garden. The unique what-have-you, produced by United Photo Industries, includes such exhibitions asLiberia: Remembering;501 Photographs by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Nick Zinner; and How Sandy Hit Rockaway by Kisha Bari. Here's a video taste:

PHOTOVILLE 2013 - Trailer from United Photo Industries on Vimeo.

The complete roundup of exhibitions can be perused here at your leisure, but keep in mind it's not just about the shipping container galleries—Photoville has a slew of photography talks and workshops to offer, plus the nighttime events, all for free.

Photoville is open this weekend (including today) and Thursday through Sunday next weekend at "The Uplands" of Pier 5 in Brooklyn Bridge Park, off Furman Street. Be advised there's only one entrance to Photoville, by the soccer fields at Pier 5. Here are directions; you'll probably need them.