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.
(1959)

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.

ICP is opening soon at 79 Essex Street on the Lower East Side! Here are a few behind the scenes frames. We open on Satur...
01/23/2020

ICP is opening soon at 79 Essex Street on the Lower East Side!

Here are a few behind the scenes frames. We open on Saturday, January 25. You’ll have the opportunity to see our magnificent new home and experience our four opening exhibitions!

“CONTACT HIGH: A Visual History of Hip-Hop”

“Tyler Mitchell: I Can Make You Feel Good”

“James Coupe: Warriors”

“The Lower East Side: Selections from the ICP Collection”

🔗 https://bit.ly/2otXwyG

📷Michael Mooney for ICP

"Conveying Black beauty is an act of justice.”"Tyler Mitchell: I Can Make You Feel Good" opens on Saturday, January 25 (...
01/23/2020

"Conveying Black beauty is an act of justice.”

"Tyler Mitchell: I Can Make You Feel Good" opens on Saturday, January 25 (79 Essex Street).

It's his first US solo exhibition and the US premiere of several prints, video, and installation works.

We can't wait for you to experience this exhibition!

🔗 https://bit.ly/2Rf6gEQ

📷 Tyler Mitchell, "Untitled (Tear)," 2016.

📷 Tyler Mitchell, "Untitled (Group Hula Hoop)," 2019

📷 Tyler Mitchell, "Boys of Walthamstow," 2018

01/22/2020

⁣⁣#ICYMI⠀⠀
“CONTACT HIGH: A Visual History of Hip-Hop has landed in New York City.” 📸 🔊🎤⠀⠀
See you on January 25! Our free Opening Community Day can't come soon enough. #CONTACTHIGH https://bit.ly/2NILPPF

"The time is always right to do what is right."Today, we honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. #MLKDay📷 Dan Weiner, 1956 #IC...
01/20/2020

"The time is always right to do what is right."
Today, we honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. #MLKDay
📷 Dan Weiner, 1956 #ICPCollections https://bit.ly/2q4brdL

"Warriors, come out to play!"⠀"James Coupe: Warriors" updates the 1979 cult classic film "The Warriors" by using deepfak...
01/20/2020

"Warriors, come out to play!"⠀
"James Coupe: Warriors" updates the 1979 cult classic film "The Warriors" by using deepfake algorithms to populate key scenes from the film with museum visitors’ faces, inserted into gangs on the basis of data-driven analysis of their demographic, economic, and occupational markers. Experience the exhibition on January 25, 2020! https://bit.ly/2NizRvV
📷 James Coupe

"At the end of the day, what I show is real life. I tell the truth. And the truth can be shocking."Larry Clark's unflinc...
01/20/2020

"At the end of the day, what I show is real life. I tell the truth. And the truth can be shocking."
Larry Clark's unflinching and controversial photos in "Tulsa" offered a first-hand look into Clark's suburban America. He was born on this day in 1943. #ICPCollections https://bit.ly/2DnEuOo

"The Lower East Side: Selections from the ICP Collection" is one of four inaugural exhibitions at the new ICP — 79 Essex...
01/20/2020

"The Lower East Side: Selections from the ICP Collection" is one of four inaugural exhibitions at the new ICP — 79 Essex Street! Opening January 25.

Drawn from ICP’s rich holdings of mid-20th-century works, this exhibition examines the role images play in creating narratives about this first port of entry for generations of immigrants. It features more than 40 prints by photographers including Ilse Bing, Arnold Eagle, Otto Hagel, Lisette Model, Jacob Riis, Lee Sievan, Weegee, Bill Witt, and Dan Weiner. This photograph by Dan Weiner was taken a few blocks away from our new home on Essex Street! https://bit.ly/2NnvQpM

📷 Dan Weiner, Orchard Street. New York City, 1947

Counting it down. Our new home at ‪79 Essex Street‬ opens ‪in ONE WEEK‬ ‪on January 25‬!We're entering an exciting new e...
01/19/2020

Counting it down. Our new home at ‪79 Essex Street‬ opens ‪in ONE WEEK‬ ‪on January 25‬!

We're entering an exciting new era—can't wait for you to see our four opening exhibitions.

🔹 Tyler Mitchell: I Can Make You Feel Good
🔹 CONTACT HIGH: A Visual History of Hip-Hop
🔹 James Coupe: Warriors
🔹 The Lower East Side: Selections from the ICP Collection

🔗 https://bit.ly/36UUoOX

📷 Michael Mooney for ICP

📸🎤🔊 "CONTACT HIGH: A Visual History of Hip-Hop" is coming to ICP on January 25, 2020! 🔊🎤📸⠀The exhibition is a journey th...
01/18/2020

📸🎤🔊 "CONTACT HIGH: A Visual History of Hip-Hop" is coming to ICP on January 25, 2020! 🔊🎤📸⠀
The exhibition is a journey through nearly four decades of photography, documenting a movement that impacted music, politics, race relations, fashion, and the culture at large. Here's Biggie! 👑 https://bit.ly/3a6Ghbf
📷 Barron Claiborne, Biggie Smalls, King of New York, Wall Street, New York, 1997

Challenge yourself in the ICP-Bard MFA Program! At the center of the program is an exploration of the way in which the p...
01/17/2020

Challenge yourself in the ICP-Bard MFA Program!
At the center of the program is an exploration of the way in which the photograph operates in society. Applications are due Friday, January 17 (today)—apply now for the ICP-Bard Program in Advanced Photographic Studies (MFA). https://bit.ly/2saKKUp
📷Eugene Lee (MFA'19)

“'I Can Make You Feel Good' is simply a declaration. And one that I feel is gut punching in its optimism. It feels impor...
01/17/2020

“'I Can Make You Feel Good' is simply a declaration. And one that I feel is gut punching in its optimism. It feels important at a time like this to declare such a thing,”
— Tyler Mitchell⠀⠀⠀
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We will be opening our new integrated center at Essex Crossing on Manhattan’s Lower East Side with "Tyler Mitchell: I Can Make You Feel Good," one of four inaugural exhibitions! Curated by ICP’s new Curator-at-Large @Isolde_Brielmaier, PhD, with support from Assistant Curator Susan Carlson, this is Mitchell’s first US solo exhibition and the US premiere of several prints, video, and installation works focusing on the artist’s ideas of a “Black visual utopia.” Opening on January 25! ⠀⠀⠀⠀
📷Tyler Mitchell, "Boys of Walthamstow," 2018

01/16/2020
Why We Still Love Film: Analog Photography in the Digital Age | NBC Left Field

Now, this was fun to watch! 📷💥

Check out this short documentary featuring ICP at THE POINT, Wesley Ham and his students!

Watch "Why We Still Love Film: Analog Photography in the Digital Age" on YouTube (via NBC Left Field). https://bit.ly/379z8Vu

Film is not dead.

Search for the hashtag #FilmIsNotDead on Instagram and you’ll find more than 14 million posts from users all over the world. Why are younger generations embr...

01/14/2020

Have you heard? We're opening ‪on Saturday, January 25‬ and you're invited!

Join us for Community Day to celebrate the opening of our new home at Essex Crossing on Manhattan’s Lower East Side (‪79 Essex Street‬).

You'll learn more about our educational programs and public events for teens, adults, and families. Visitors will also have an opportunity to view our four opening exhibitions: "Tyler Mitchell: I Can Make You Feel Good," "CONTACT HIGH: A Visual History of Hip-Hop," "James Coupe: Warriors," and "The Lower East Side: Selections from the ICP Collection."

Tickets are FREE, claim here: https://bit.ly/2NlgBxW

We are thrilled to be opening our new home at Essex Crossing with four exhibitions! Celebrate a new ICP during a FREE op...
01/13/2020

We are thrilled to be opening our new home at Essex Crossing with four exhibitions! Celebrate a new ICP during a FREE opening Community Day on January 25, 2020.

Opening exhibitions ⬇️

🔹 "Tyler Mitchell: I Can Make You Feel Good"

🔹 "CONTACT HIGH: A Visual History of Hip-Hop"

🔹 "The Lower East Side: Selections from the ICP Collection"

🔹 "James Coupe: Warriors"

➡️ 🔗 https://www.icp.org/

📷 (1) Tyler Mitchell, Untitled (Group Hula Hoop), 2019
📷 (2) Barron Claiborne, Biggie Smalls, King of New York, Wall Street, New York, 1997 (Contact High Project)
📷 (3) James Coupe
📷 (4) Dan Weiner, Orchard Street. New York City, 1947

"Sara had always been good at walking the line. She followed the rules and was religious enough so that people wouldn’t ...
01/13/2020

"Sara had always been good at walking the line. She followed the rules and was religious enough so that people wouldn’t talk, and so she could remain within the Hasidic community in which she grew up.

At age eighteen, she decided to cut her hair short for the first time. She realized that there were rules that prohibited women from having it too long, but the issue of having it too short had never been argued. Even though she had already started wearing pants and had a hidden tattoo on the back of her left arm, cutting her hair would change everything.

By documenting the life of a twenty-year-old Hasidic queer woman from ‪Borough Park‬, Brooklyn, this project contemplates the life and identity of an openly gay woman who still lives and works in a traditional community where the word “gay” does not exist." https://bit.ly/2oiqyxv

— Mercedes Gorostiaga, "All Sides" (ICP One-Year Certificate program graduate, Documentary Practice and Visual Journalism 2019)

Hats off to our Alumni, they are out there in the world doing amazing things! #ICPalumni Philip Montgomery (Doc'10) phot...
01/09/2020

Hats off to our Alumni, they are out there in the world doing amazing things! #ICPalumni Philip Montgomery (Doc'10) photographed Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi for the latest TIME Magazine cover story. https://bit.ly/2t2HiQW

Zero-in on your digital workflow in 2020 at ICP! Discover how to edit and retouch images with precision in "Getting Up t...
01/08/2020

Zero-in on your digital workflow in 2020 at ICP! Discover how to edit and retouch images with precision in "Getting Up to Speed Using Selections and Layer Masking in Photoshop." In "Lightroom on Your Own Terms: Setting Up a Successful Workflow" and "Home Workstation," students will learn how to build out a home workstation for efficient image production. https://bit.ly/2s2I93w 📷 Kathleen Anderson

"I excerpted these images from a larger body of work concerning the interaction of human beings with water. Included are...
01/07/2020

"I excerpted these images from a larger body of work concerning the interaction of human beings with water. Included are photographs taken from the perspective of wildlife in an intertidal zone, as well as images of domestic water usage. Joined by photograms representing the point of view of the water, itself—whether an ocean, river, or domestic location—these images lend the water an emotional inner life." https://bit.ly/37GXkhV
— Shao-Feng Hsu, "Inner Tidal Zones" (ICP One-Year Certificate program graduate, Creative Practices 2019)

Your iPhone is a tool that can be used to capture and share your vision of the world around you. In "iPhone Photography ...
01/03/2020

Your iPhone is a tool that can be used to capture and share your vision of the world around you. In "iPhone Photography 101," students discover how to create frame-worthy images with an iPhone. Save 15% when you register today. Use code PGFY20 (ends today 1/3). https://bit.ly/2m8jhjs
📷 Clint Weldon

Ready, set, photograph! 📷💥In 2020, challenge yourself and develop your creative vision at ICP. Register today and save 1...
01/02/2020

Ready, set, photograph! 📷💥
In 2020, challenge yourself and develop your creative vision at ICP. Register today and save 15% on winter classes (ends tomorrow 1/3)! Use code PGFY20. https://bit.ly/2m8jhjs
📷 Chelsea Lehner

3... 2... 1... 📸🎉New Year's Eve with Weegee the Famous! #ICPCollections https://bit.ly/2p1AzPm 📷 (1) Weegee, [Shorty, th...
01/01/2020

3... 2... 1... 📸🎉
New Year's Eve with Weegee the Famous! #ICPCollections https://bit.ly/2p1AzPm

📷 (1) Weegee, [Shorty, the Bowery Cherub, New Year's Eve at Sammy's Bar, New York], 1943

📷 (2) Weegee, [“New Year’s at 5 in the morning in a night club, I found this 3-year-old with his parents welcoming the New Year with milk.” Being carried by a woman with a camera], 1943

🚨 Our friend, Joel Sartore, Photographer recently had three hard drives stolen in Bali. They contained photos and videos...
12/31/2019

🚨 Our friend, Joel Sartore, Photographer recently had three hard drives stolen in Bali. They contained photos and videos for the National Geographic Photo Ark. The project aims to document every species living in the world’s zoos and wildlife sanctuaries.

See below for a message from Joel:

To All Friends of the Photo Ark,

‪Last Friday night at the Bali Airport, one of my pieces of carry-on luggage was stolen, a black Samsonite rolling bag. Unfortunately, the bag contained not only my computer, cameras, and passport, but also three hard drives that were loaded with images and videos of some of the world’s rarest animals. All were filmed during the past three weeks in Indonesia, an amazing country with incredible biodiversity. All were destined to become part of the Photo Ark.‬ I need your help now to bring these hard drives home. No questions asked.

Each is blue in color, either 1 TB or 2 TB, and are made by Silicon Power.

If you have any information that could lead us to these missing hard drives, please contact myself, the local authorities or my friends at Asa Film in Bali, phone ‪+62 812 9829 8109.

‬Thank you,
Joel Sartore

To All Friends of the Photo Ark,

‪Last Friday night at the Bali Airport, one my pieces of carry-on luggage was stolen, a black Samsonite rolling bag. Unfortunately, the bag contained not only my computer, cameras and passport, but also three hard drives that were loaded with images and videos of some of the world’s rarest animals. All were filmed during the past three weeks in Indonesia, an amazing country with incredible biodiversity. All were destined to become part of the Photo Ark.‬

I need your help now to bring these hard drives home. No questions asked.

Each is blue in color, either 1 TB or 2 TB, and are made by Silicon Power.
An example is shown below.

If you have any information that could lead us to these missing hard drives, please contact myself, the local authorities or my friends at Asa Film in Bali, phone ‪+62 812 9829 8109‬

Thank you,
Joel Sartore

“I try to take what voice I have and I give it to those who don’t have one at all.”W. Eugene Smith was born on this day ...
12/31/2019

“I try to take what voice I have and I give it to those who don’t have one at all.”
W. Eugene Smith was born on this day in 1918. #ICPCollections
📷 Larry Clark, [W. Eugene Smith smoking a cigarette, Oklahoma], ca. 1975

Pick up your camera and achieve your imagemaking goals in 2020 at ICP. Use code PGFY20  to save 15% on winter classes. h...
12/31/2019

Pick up your camera and achieve your imagemaking goals in 2020 at ICP. Use code PGFY20 to save 15% on winter classes. https://bit.ly/2m8jhjs
📷 Lynn Saville

Are you ready for a new ICP?In 2020 ICP will move to Essex Crossing on Manhattan’s Lower East Side and reunite our schoo...
12/29/2019

Are you ready for a new ICP?

In 2020 ICP will move to Essex Crossing on Manhattan’s Lower East Side and reunite our school and museum, a 20-year goal.

Become a supporter of the Fund for ICP at Essex to help ICP secure our place as the premier photography Center in New York City.

Support ➡️ https://bit.ly/2rMsGVl

A strong picture is said to be worth a thousand words. Looking for a class to take at ICP? Check out, "The Photo Essay: ...
12/29/2019

A strong picture is said to be worth a thousand words. Looking for a class to take at ICP? Check out, "The Photo Essay: Strategies for Visual Storytelling" with Natan Dvir. Sign up now and save 15%—use code PGFY20.

A project/series exploring a social, cultural, political, or personal subject has the power to tell a story in a unique, convincing, and visually compelling way. In this class, students examine and practice the various aspects of conceptualizing, planning, and executing their photo-essays through frontal lectures, class discussions, field trips, personal assignments, and photo critiques. Students work on personal projects, present work for weekly critiques, and participate in class discussions.

🔗 https://bit.ly/2MDqsP2

📷 Natan Dvir

Spotlight on Andreas Feininger“Before you shoot an irresistible subject, mute all your senses except sight to find out h...
12/28/2019

Spotlight on Andreas Feininger
“Before you shoot an irresistible subject, mute all your senses except sight to find out how much is left for the camera to record.” Here's "The Photojournalist" to celebrate Feininger's birthday—the prolific photographer was born on this day in 1906. #FlashbackFriday https://bit.ly/2xheJLM
📷 Andreas Feininger, 1951 #ICPCollections

2020 is the year you take your photography further. Enroll in a winter class at ICP and jumpstart your imagemaking goals...
12/26/2019

2020 is the year you take your photography further.
Enroll in a winter class at ICP and jumpstart your imagemaking goals for the new year. Sign up today and save 15%—use code PGFY20. On-site classes will take place at our new, integrated center at 79 Essex Street, opening in January 2020. https://bit.ly/2m8jhjs
📷 Carol Dragon

12/25/2019

📷❄️ Happy Holidays from ICP ❄️📷
May they be bright, merry and filled with photography. We'll see you in 2020 at our dynamic new center at 79 Essex Street on the Lower East Side of Manhattan (Essex Crossing)!

🌲 A Mapplethorpe Xmas Tree 🌲 📷 Robert Mapplethorpe, 1987 #ICPCollections https://bit.ly/2Bt5z1u
12/25/2019

🌲 A Mapplethorpe Xmas Tree 🌲
📷 Robert Mapplethorpe, 1987 #ICPCollections https://bit.ly/2Bt5z1u

Give the gift of photography this holiday season! 📷🎄❄️There’s still time to share the joy of photography with loved ones...
12/25/2019

Give the gift of photography this holiday season! 📷🎄❄️
There’s still time to share the joy of photography with loved ones. Give them special insider access to New York City’s premiere photography center with an ICP membership, which includes discounts on classes, free museum admission, and more. Members will also be among the first to receive an inside look at ICP’s new home at Essex Crossing. https://bit.ly/2EfuZ5W
📷 Shari Silk/Silk Studio

Robert Capa at the Battle of the Bulge — 75 years ago. #ICPCollections📷 Robert Capa, [American soldier capturing a Germa...
12/24/2019

Robert Capa at the Battle of the Bulge — 75 years ago. #ICPCollections
📷 Robert Capa, [American soldier capturing a German during the Battle of the Bulge, south of Bastogne, Belgium], December 23-26, 1944 https://bit.ly/2EOBnBb

Take a weekend winter workshop at the new ICP (79 Essex Street)!Explore the history of photography and imagemaking in Pi...
12/23/2019

Take a weekend winter workshop at the new ICP (79 Essex Street)!
Explore the history of photography and imagemaking in Picture Play, a workshop that considers pictures as language. Through lectures and discussions, students will respond to iconic imagery across time to develop literacy in creating and understanding images. Register today and save 15% — use code PGFY20! https://bit.ly/2EJBNZI
📷 Anja Hitzenberger

In 2020, explore ICP's new darkrooms!From Photo I and Photo III in black-and-white, to exploring color, shooting large f...
12/23/2019

In 2020, explore ICP's new darkrooms!
From Photo I and Photo III in black-and-white, to exploring color, shooting large format or learning to develop for print—ICP’s Continuing Education has a host of darkroom offerings for analog film enthusiasts at our new, integrated facility at 79 Essex Street. Use code PGFY20 to save 15%! https://bit.ly/2Zf8Dv1
📷 Andrea Modica

Photography has a new home. Be on the lookout for ICP’s new integrated center at ‪79 Essex Street‬ in 2020. https://bit....
12/21/2019

Photography has a new home. Be on the lookout for ICP’s new integrated center at ‪79 Essex Street‬ in 2020. https://bit.ly/2AItCus
📷 Carol Dragon

Remembering Ken Heyman (1930-2019).Ken passed away earlier this month at the age of 89. He had photographed in more than...
12/21/2019

Remembering Ken Heyman (1930-2019).

Ken passed away earlier this month at the age of 89. He had photographed in more than sixty countries around the globe. Anthropologist Margaret Mead once said he, “photographs relationships.” We'll miss you, Ken. https://nyti.ms/2MgM046

📷 Ken Heyman, Peru, 1965 #ICPCollections

⁣The winner of the inaugural ICP / GOST First Photo Book Award is...⠀Nancy Floyd for the series "Weathering Time."⠀⠀"I h...
12/20/2019

⁣The winner of the inaugural ICP / GOST First Photo Book Award is...

Nancy Floyd for the series "Weathering Time."⠀

"I have been photographing myself since 1982. If I fail to take a picture the film is advanced so a blank image is recorded, creating a visual calendar. The 2,500+ photographs include my body from head to toe, as well as some of my environment. ⠀

For over three decades the photographs show, in fractions of a second, my body standing in an environment (mainly, I’m by myself but sometimes I’m with family and friends) in a straightforward manner for the camera. As time passes, births, deaths, celebrations, and bad days come and go; all the while, the American experience evolves. ⠀

It’s not just the body that changes: Fashions and hairstyles evolve; pets come and go; typewriters, analog clocks, and telephones with cords disappear; and finally, film gives way to digital and the computer replaces the darkroom. While ‘Weathering Time’ is a personal archive, and I am mining the archive to address issues of the female body, the family snapshot and loss, I am also interested in producing images that suggest some of the experiences of my generation. Indeed, the photographs underscore the cultural, technological, and physical changes that have occurred over the past thirty-five years—from my youth to the dawn of my old age."⠀

Congratulations to Nancy and the shortlisted photographers Ignacio Colo, Ciaran Dunbar, Richard Andrew Sharum, Camillo Pasquarelli, and Federico Vespignani. https://bit.ly/2Mfy2zf

📷Nancy Floyd, “Protest” 1984/1988/2016/2018, 2018

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