ICP - International Center of Photography

ICP - International Center of Photography The International Center of Photography (ICP) is the world's leading institution dedicated to photography and visual culture.

The International Center of Photography (ICP) is the world’s leading institution dedicated to the practice and understanding of photography and the reproduced image in all its forms. Through our exhibitions, school, public programs, and community outreach, we offer an open forum for dialogue about the role images play in our culture. Since our founding, we have presented more than 700 exhibitions and offered thousands of classes, providing instruction at every level. ICP is a center where photographers and artists, students and scholars can create and interpret the world of the image.

☀️ Weegee goes to the beach. The ultimate summer shot from the one and only, Weegee the Famous. ☀️📷 Weegee, [...
06/22/2019

☀️ Weegee goes to the beach. The ultimate summer shot from the one and only, Weegee the Famous. ☀️
📷 Weegee, [Afternoon crowd at Coney Island, Brooklyn], 1940 https://bit.ly/2xbxlPq

Selfie time ✅ Happy #NationalSelfieDay from the International Center of Photography. https://bit.ly/2otXwyG
06/21/2019

Selfie time ✅
Happy #NationalSelfieDay from the International Center of Photography. https://bit.ly/2otXwyG

It’s time to swap! Forty-seven tri-state institutions are celebrating #MuseumInstaSwap. Today, we're heading uptown to...
06/21/2019

It’s time to swap! Forty-seven tri-state institutions are celebrating #MuseumInstaSwap. Today, we're heading uptown to visit with the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. This year marks the 60th anniversary of the iconic Frank Lloyd Wright Building. Pretty cool, yeah? Throughout the day, we'll be showcasing their exhibition "Implicit Tensions: Mapplethorpe Now" and we'll also be hearing from a few of their incredible curators. Follow along on Instagram and make sure to check out the Guggenheim's visit to the #ICPCollections at Mana Contemporary. https://bit.ly/2qfyXlS
📷 ICP’s Michael Mooney

More than 26,000 species worldwide are threatened with extinction. The National Geographic Photo Ark, led by world-renow...
06/20/2019

More than 26,000 species worldwide are threatened with extinction. The National Geographic Photo Ark, led by world-renowned photographer Joel Sartore aims to document every species living in the world’s zoos and wildlife sanctuaries. To date, Joel has completed portraits of more than 9,000 species. “It’s the eye contact that moves people,” says Sartore. “It engages their feelings of compassion and a desire to help.” The exhibition opens in ONE WEEK at Southampton Arts Center (6/27)! And don’t forget to join us for the free public opening reception on Friday (6/28). #SaveTogether https://bit.ly/2vCOzok

📷 A federally threatened koala, Phascolarctos cinereus, with her babies at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital.

06/20/2019
IN PROCESS: MENGWEN CAO

While studying here at ICP, Mengwen Cao (NMN 2016 and DOC 2017) came out to her parents via Facetime.
"'Here We Are' is a multimedia project exploring Chinese queer identity. My parents thought I had never fallen in love. We never talked about relationships because I had a secret: I like girls. I made a video letter coming out to them and recorded their unfiltered response. My story is not unique. Only 5% of LGBTQ people in China are completely open about their identity due to huge family and societal pressures. The project is to amplify the voice of this community and explore the hidden stories. Here we are in spite of everything." #ICPinProcess https://bit.ly/2EWKCQk
📹 Mengwen Cao #Pride

Darin Mickey—chair of ICP's Creative Practices program—is featured in VICE Magazine’s Photo Issue!“These photogr...
06/19/2019

Darin Mickey—chair of ICP's Creative Practices program—is featured in VICE Magazine’s Photo Issue!

“These photographs of pleasantly ridiculous signage were made during frequent trips back to the mid-west in the late 2000s. Now a decade later, the earnest directness of these messages—the spartan facades and the calming symmetry—spark tinges of nostalgia for a seemingly less insane time. A time when the furniture was intelligent and priced to sell, the seasonal decor resonated on a conceptual level just below the surface of perception, and temporary salvation could be found at the opposite end of a sunny parking lot.” https://bit.ly/31KTan1

During World War II, W. Eugene Smith was a war correspondent in the Pacific theater—on assignment for Ziff-Davis and L...
06/19/2019

During World War II, W. Eugene Smith was a war correspondent in the Pacific theater—on assignment for Ziff-Davis and LIFE magazine from 1943 to 1945. His photographs from Saipan were some of the most extraordinary and heart-wrenching photographs produced during WWII. (via Magnum Photos) https://bit.ly/2x42LHG
📷 Battle of Saipan Island. US Marines. The Pacific Campaign. World War II. 27 June 1944.

Our Online Info Session for Part-Time Programs is happening tomorrow night!Join us to learn more about our three Part-Ti...
06/17/2019

Our Online Info Session for Part-Time Programs is happening tomorrow night!

Join us to learn more about our three Part-Time Programs:

✅ Track
✅ Advanced Track
✅ Online Low-Residency

Info ➡️ https://bit.ly/2Zsz0fJ

📷Taylor Dafoe

Focus on your photography this summer!Last chance to save 15% with code PGFY20.Check out the following classes: 🔹 Pho...
06/17/2019

Focus on your photography this summer!
Last chance to save 15% with code PGFY20.

Check out the following classes:
🔹 Photography I
🔹 Exploring New York City’s Flea and Street Markets
🔹 Daily Rituals: Developing a Daily Photographic Practice

INFO ➡️ https://bit.ly/2m8jhjs

📷Christine Callahan, Kristin Holcomb, Allen Frame

Father and SonTo all the fathers out there, happy #FathersDay. 📷 Mary Ellen Mark, Dallas, Texas, 1987 #ICPYourMirror ...
06/16/2019

Father and Son
To all the fathers out there, happy #FathersDay.
📷 Mary Ellen Mark, Dallas, Texas, 1987 #ICPYourMirror https://bit.ly/2ZpwjeX

Today is the final day to see, "For Freedoms: Where Do We Go From Here?" For Freedoms is an artist-led platform that inv...
06/16/2019

Today is the final day to see, "For Freedoms: Where Do We Go From Here?"
For Freedoms is an artist-led platform that investigates how art and artists can help deepen public discourse and political awareness in the United States. https://bit.ly/2ThoIMM
📷Hank Willis Thomas and Emily Shur

Last chance to see the 165 works in "Your Mirror: Portraits from the ICP Collection." The exhibition surveys the nuanced...
06/15/2019

Last chance to see the 165 works in "Your Mirror: Portraits from the ICP Collection." The exhibition surveys the nuanced ways people present themselves for the camera. On view until tomorrow, June 16. https://bit.ly/2AVMA0C
📷 Samuel Fosso, Sheng Qi

“To me the camera has always been a tool to find and depict love to a point that it became an obsession. How close can...
06/15/2019

“To me the camera has always been a tool to find and depict love to a point that it became an obsession. How close can I get to a love that feels true in my images? Is this the love I have been searching for myself these past 20 years? Is this the love of my life?

I photographed young couples in love across the planet to remind us that we are all the same, to remind us that what we have in common is greater than what separates us. That young couples in love from Beijing share the same love as young couples from Moscow, Paris or New York.

And, even after this obsessive search for love came to an end, I found Martin and Pernille in my own neighbourhood in Copenhagen.”

— Jacob Aue Sobol

Last chance, the Magnum Square Print Sale ends tonight. https://bit.ly/2IKuQsP

📷 Copenhagen, Denmark. 2010. © Jacob Aue Sobol/Magnum Photos

Eighty-two graduating students from ICP's One Year Certificate Programs are showcasing their work tonight. Stop by and c...
06/14/2019

Eighty-two graduating students from ICP's One Year Certificate Programs are showcasing their work tonight. Stop by and celebrate with us! "The Underground Almanac" will be on view through June 19, 2019. https://bit.ly/2K5g1nG
📷 OK McCausland, Jose Rojas

“Today we are losing species at rates 1,000 times greater than ever before.”The National Geographic Photo Ark led by...
06/14/2019

“Today we are losing species at rates 1,000 times greater than ever before.”
The National Geographic Photo Ark led by Joel Sartore is using the power of photography to inspire people to help save species at risk before it’s too late. He aims to document every species living in the world’s zoos and wildlife sanctuaries. The exhibition opens in TWO WEEKS at Southampton Arts Center. #SaveTogether
https://bit.ly/2vCOzok
📷 An endangered Malayan tiger, Panthera tigris jacksoni, at Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo.

“It is not easy to be in such a place and not be able to do anything except record the suffering that others must endu...
06/13/2019

“It is not easy to be in such a place and not be able to do anything except record the suffering that others must endure.”
— Robert Capa (in his caption for images of refugees on the roads to Barcelona, 1939)
The Magnum Square Print Sale is happening now—own this Capa photo and others for $100. https://bit.ly/2F7fXQt
📷 American soldier. El Guettar, Tunisia. March 1943. (Magnum Photos)

"How do you do, my name is Weegee, I'm the world's greatest photographer."Weegee was one of the most original and creati...
06/12/2019

"How do you do, my name is Weegee, I'm the world's greatest photographer."
Weegee was one of the most original and creative photographers of the twentieth century. He was born on this day in 1899! #HappyBirthday https://bit.ly/2p1AzPm
"Your Mirror: Portraits from the ICP Collection" is on view through Sunday, June 16, 2019.
📷 (1) Weegee, [Man arrested for cross-dressing, New York], ca. 1939.
📷 (2) Weegee, [Frank Pape, arrested for strangling boy to death, New York], November 10, 1944.

In commemoration of #Stonewall50, Anthony Friedkin's "The Gay Essay" is being featured during the latest installment of ...
06/11/2019

In commemoration of #Stonewall50, Anthony Friedkin's "The Gay Essay" is being featured during the latest installment of #ICPprojected. "The Gay Essay" is an intimate, nuanced, and moving portrait of individuals passionately living their lives. Tomorrow's session of "Optics" (6/12) at the #ICPMuseum will look at the visual history of queer resistance, from the 1969 Stonewall Riots to contemporary artistic interventions. #Pride
RSVP ➡️ https://bit.ly/2K7myhZ
📷 Anthony Friedkin

Pursue your passion with a flexible curriculum. 📸Learn more about our Part-Time Programs during tonight's Info Sessio...
06/11/2019
Summer 2019 Information Session for Part-Time Programs

Pursue your passion with a flexible curriculum. 📸

Learn more about our Part-Time Programs during tonight's Info Session!

🔹 Track
🔹 Advanced Track
🔹 Online Low-Residency

Info ➡️ https://bit.ly/2K4pFaf

The ICP School offers three part-time programs: Track, Advanced Track, and Online Low-Residency. Each one is designed ...

Cornell Capa photographed on the set of John Huston’s "The Misfits" in 1960. He wrote about the image of Marilyn Monro...
06/10/2019

Cornell Capa photographed on the set of John Huston’s "The Misfits" in 1960. He wrote about the image of Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable in his 1992 monograph: “Monroe and Gable were doing a scene in the front seat of a station wagon. I was on the tailgate with a 200-millimeter telescopic lens. Between takes, Gable gave Monroe some reassurance that obviously pleased her. Then she rested her head wearily and pensively on the back of the seat. A moment of quiet in the midst of bustling activity—a revealing moment.” The Magnum Square Print Sale is happening now! This week, buy more than 80 prints by Magnum Photos photographers, including Robert Capa and this photograph by Cornell Capa. https://bit.ly/2WqivyY
📷 Cornell Capa, [Marilyn Monroe on the set of The Misfits, Nevada], 1960

🚨FREE Public Program🚨Optics: Queer Eye(s)On Wednesday, we'll look at the visual history of queer resistance, from ...
06/10/2019

🚨FREE Public Program🚨
Optics: Queer Eye(s)
On Wednesday, we'll look at the visual history of queer resistance, from the 1969 Stonewall Riots to contemporary artistic interventions.
RSVP ➡️ https://bit.ly/2K7myhZ
📷 Anthony Friedkin

Cologne-based photographer, Snezhana von Buedingen has been photographing Sofie since 2017. Sofie has Down Syndrome and ...
06/10/2019

Cologne-based photographer, Snezhana von Buedingen has been photographing Sofie since 2017. Sofie has Down Syndrome and lives on her family’s farm in Eilensted, Germany. #ICPprojected https://bit.ly/2EUypvz

Nuestra Señora de las Iguanas📷 Graciela Iturbide, 1979 #ICPCollections"Your Mirror: Portraits from the ICP Collectio...
06/09/2019

Nuestra Señora de las Iguanas
📷 Graciela Iturbide, 1979 #ICPCollections
"Your Mirror: Portraits from the ICP Collection" is on view through June 16, 2019. https://bit.ly/2AVMA0C

06/08/2019

On Tuesday, come learn about our three part-time programs and find out which one might be right for you!

✔️ Track
✔️ Advanced Track
✔️ Online Low-Residency

RSVP ➡️ https://bit.ly/2K4pFaf

📷Katia Vitale

06/07/2019

Timelapse... GO!
We're over here installing "The Underground Almanac," the upcoming exhibition for our One-Year Certificate programs. Stop by for the opening reception on Friday, June 14. https://bit.ly/2K5g1nG

"My beautiful France looked sordid and uninviting, and a German machine gun, spitting bullets around the barge, fully sp...
06/07/2019

"My beautiful France looked sordid and uninviting, and a German machine gun, spitting bullets around the barge, fully spoiled my return. The men from my barge waded in the water. Waist-deep, with rifles ready to shoot, with the invasion obstacles and the smoking beach in the background gangplank to take my first real picture of the invasion. The boatswain, who was in an understandable hurry to get the hell out of there, mistook my picture-taking attitude for explicable hesitation, and helped me make up my mind with a well-aimed kick in the rear. The water was cold, and the beach still more than a hundred yards away. The bullets tore holes in the water around me, and I made for the nearest steel obstacle. A soldier got there at the same time, and for a few minutes we shared its cover. He took the waterproofing off his rifle and began to shoot without much aiming at the smoke-hidden beach. The sound of his rifle gave him enough courage to move forward, and he left the obstacle to me. It was a foot larger now, and I felt safe enough to take pictures of the other guys hiding just like I was."
— Robert Capa, "Slightly Out of Focus" #DDay75
📷June 1944 (Magnum Photos) https://bit.ly/2odDEMU

D-Day: June 6, 1944Seventy-five years ago, 34,250 troops stormed Omaha beach in Normandy, France. The legendary war phot...
06/06/2019

D-Day: June 6, 1944
Seventy-five years ago, 34,250 troops stormed Omaha beach in Normandy, France. The legendary war photographer Robert Capa was there. #DDay75thAnniversary
📷 Robert Capa, [American troops landing on Omaha Beach, D-Day, Normandy, France], June 6, 1944 #ICPCollections https://bit.ly/2AZAPHB

In October 2017, photographer Snezhana von Buedingen started spending time with Sofie—who lives with Down Syndrome—o...
06/05/2019

In October 2017, photographer Snezhana von Buedingen started spending time with Sofie—who lives with Down Syndrome—on her family’s farm in Eilensted, Germany. See photos from "Meeting Sofie" during #ICPprojected. https://bit.ly/2EUypvz

Tank ManStuart Franklin recalls what happened in Tiananmen Square 30 years ago. "I was lying prone on a balcony on the s...
06/05/2019

Tank Man
Stuart Franklin recalls what happened in Tiananmen Square 30 years ago.
"I was lying prone on a balcony on the sixth floor with 'Newsweek' photographer Charlie Cole photographing the event around noon on that day. On the balcony after the event, which lasted less than three minutes, a conversation ensued with a writer for 'Vanity Fair,' T. D. Allman. Allman insisted (correctly as it turned out) on the significance of the spectacle. I recalled images from 1968 in Prague and Bratislava where protesters stood up bare-chested against Russian tanks. Tank Man felt very distant by comparison. The photographs I had taken, as seen through the lens, appeared to lack the impact of, for example, Josef Koudelka’s images from Prague. My photographs were smuggled out of China the following day, and the transparencies were later processed, duplicated, and distributed from Magnum’s offices in Paris." https://bit.ly/2Wb0DYN
📷 Stuart Franklin, 'The Tank Man' stopping the column of T59 tanks. Tiananmen Square. Beijing. China. June 1989. (via Magnum Photos)

Photographer Brian Kelley started tracking and recording one Champion Tree at a time in 2018 while living and working ou...
06/03/2019

Photographer Brian Kelley started tracking and recording one Champion Tree at a time in 2018 while living and working out of a van. He has created large-format photographs of 68 trees throughout 16 states. #ICPprojected https://bit.ly/2QwHU8P

"In his 'Queer Icon' series, Gabriel Garcia Roman elevates his subjects into the heroes they are. Here, Roman uses relig...
06/02/2019

"In his 'Queer Icon' series, Gabriel Garcia Roman elevates his subjects into the heroes they are. Here, Roman uses religious iconography to transform Kia LaBeija (b. 1990), an interdisciplinary artist and cis-gendered queer woman who is the current mother of the House of LaBeijia, into a deity worthy of devotion. Applying a chine-collé technique to the photogravure process, he transmutes his subjects—who are drawn from many facets of the gender and queer spectrum—into icons, dovetailing textured collage and photography into one-of-a-kind prints. He then invites his subjects to contribute handwritten texts about their lives (often written with gold ink), further reinforcing the collaborative nature of the project."

"Your Mirror: Portraits from the ICP Collection" is on view until June 16, 2019 at the ICP Museum. https://bit.ly/2JS6BvH

— Erin Barnett, ICP Director of Exhibitions and Collections

📷 Gabriel Garcia Roman, Kia, 2016 #PrideMonth

O Captain! My Captain!May 31 marks the bicentennial of Walt Whitman's birth. #FlashbackFriday📷 Mathew B. Brady, 1869-...
05/31/2019

O Captain! My Captain!
May 31 marks the bicentennial of Walt Whitman's birth. #FlashbackFriday
📷 Mathew B. Brady, 1869-71 #ICPCollections https://bit.ly/2mMrA3c

In 2018, Brooklyn-based photographer Brian Kelley began documenting Champion Trees in the United States. The mighty Cham...
05/31/2019

In 2018, Brooklyn-based photographer Brian Kelley began documenting Champion Trees in the United States. The mighty Champion Tree is recognized as the largest of its species—there are currently 778 listed in the National Register. See "Gathering Growth" during #ICPprojected. https://bit.ly/2QwHU8P

Pick up your camera, summer registration is open!Save 15% on Continuing Education classes—use code PGFY20. https://bit...
05/30/2019

Pick up your camera, summer registration is open!
Save 15% on Continuing Education classes—use code PGFY20. https://bit.ly/2m8jhjs
📷 Jade Doskow

Larry Burrows was a war correspondent for several international conflicts, including those in Lebanon, Iraq, Congo, and ...
05/29/2019

Larry Burrows was a war correspondent for several international conflicts, including those in Lebanon, Iraq, Congo, and Cyprus. Many of his most effective and memorable images were taken during the war in Vietnam. Burrows was born on this day in 1926. https://bit.ly/2rydHfV
📷 Unidentified Photographer, [LIFE photographer Larry Burrows attaching cameras to helicopter Yankee Papa 13], 1965

"Early in the morning, when light is coming into the house, I pull out my camera and photograph my younger siblings. Egy...
05/28/2019

"Early in the morning, when light is coming into the house, I pull out my camera and photograph my younger siblings. Egyptian is the loud shutter, because she pushes my buttons. Loyal is the version of myself when I’m fumbling to load film. King is the light source to my light meter. I focus on the intimate moments of our relationships and blur out the chaos and frustration from my role as a caretaker. I blur out the absence of my sweet, strong, missed mother, who is in rehabilitation. This is for her. I want her to see the moments she can’t witness."
— Genesis Harris, "For My Mother"
The Teen Academy Imagemakers exhibition is on view through May 29. https://bit.ly/2WSacg5

05/27/2019

🇺🇸 Today, we honor all of the heroic men and women who have given their lives to protect the Stars and Stripes. 🇺🇸 #MemorialDay https://bit.ly/2X7RZve
📷Robert Capa, [American soldiers landing on Omaha Beach, D-Day, Normandy, France], 1944 #ICPCollections

Adam Isfendiyar's "Master—An Ainu Story" tells the story of survival and adaptation of the Ainu (indigenous people of ...
05/27/2019

Adam Isfendiyar's "Master—An Ainu Story" tells the story of survival and adaptation of the Ainu (indigenous people of Japan). It shows how the effects of laws imposed by the Japanese government instilled a lasting shame in the Ainu people due to their cultural heritage. Isfendiyar lived in Hokkaido, Japan with Kenji Matsuda from 2016 to 2018. #ICPprojected https://bit.ly/2Wozo14

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