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ICP - International Center of Photography A museum and school 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

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

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01/18/2023

"People come and go, and they leave behind these things. How do they exist on their own?"

Join ICP this Thursday for a screening of Jade Doskow: Photographer of Lost Utopias, a film that chronicles ICP faculty member ’s ten year journey documenting the monumental architectural works from past world’s fairs. Filmmaker Philip Shane () follows the architectural landscape photographer as she lugs around her 4x5 large format camera, traveling to cities across the globe.

This film will screen in ICP's cafe. RSVP is recommended but not required. Find the full trailer for this film and RSVP here: https://bit.ly/3iLqCay.

Born today in 1942, Muhammad Ali (born Cassius Clay) met photographer Gordon Parks in the 1960s, after the renowned boxe...
01/17/2023

Born today in 1942, Muhammad Ali (born Cassius Clay) met photographer Gordon Parks in the 1960s, after the renowned boxer had become an international celebrity but also a divisive figure due to his status as a conscientious objector to the Vietnam War.

Gordon photographed Ali for a Life magazine feature, and authored the personal and revealing article that accompanied the images, kicking off a relationship between the two that would extend past the Life assignment.

Image: Gordon Parks, Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay), 1970. Museum Purchase, International Fund for Concerned Photography, 1974 (377.1974)

From ICP's collection—Coretta Scott King hugging Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. outside of a Montgomery, Alabama courtroom....
01/16/2023

From ICP's collection—Coretta Scott King hugging Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. outside of a Montgomery, Alabama courtroom.

The Kings were both social activists, with their home serving as a place for gatherings related to civil rights work as well as church groups. The two would strategize, work to craft King's compelling speeches and sermons, and travel around the world together, united in their commitment to social justice.

Image: Charles Moore, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gets a hug from his wife, Coretta Scott King, outside a Montgomery, Alabama courtroom, 1958. Gift of Jeanette & Howard Chapnick, 2003 (222.2003.2)

Opening at ICP the evening of January 26, Between Friends: From the ICP Collection presents seven decades of photographe...
01/15/2023

Opening at ICP the evening of January 26, Between Friends: From the ICP Collection presents seven decades of photographers portraying their friends in snapshots and casual studio portraits, providing rare glimpses of moments of intimacy and collaboration.

The exhibition features portraits of artists and writers such as Leonard Bernstein, Truman Capote, Helen Frankenthaler, Georgia O’Keefe, and Saul Steinberg by well-known photographers and artists including Ansel Adams, Berenice Abbott, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Alfred Stieglitz, and Andy Warhol. Between Friends also calls attention to many women photographers from ICP’s collection, including Nell Dorr, Lotte Jacobi, Consuelo Kanaga, and Barbara Morgan.

Between Friends, which marks the continuance of ICP's new series of exhibitions drawn from the collection, is curated by Sara Ickow. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3GGaCON.

Image: Barbara Morgan, Beaumont Newhall, Ansel Adams, and Willard Morgan in Barbara's Studio, 1942 (printed ca. 1972). Gift of Mr. and Mrs. David C. Ruttenberg, 1986 (537.1986). Courtesy the Barbara and Willard Morgan photographs and papers, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA

Opening soon—Face to Face: Portraits of Artists by Tacita Dean, Brigitte Lacombe and Catherine Opie features photographs...
01/14/2023

Opening soon—Face to Face: Portraits of Artists by Tacita Dean, Brigitte Lacombe and Catherine Opie features photographs and films that capture luminaries of our time from music, film, art, and literature. These works "offer us formality and intimacy, patience and curiosity, and the thrill of an unguarded moment,” said curator Helen Molesworth. “I see all three artists involved in making pictures that are not only in dialogue with their given subjects, but also with the history of the genre of portraiture and the medium of photography."

Face to Face will open with a community celebration the evening of Thursday, January 26. The exhibition will be on view simultaneously with Between Friends: From the ICP Collection.

Learn more: https://www.icp.org/exhibitions/face-to-face-portraits-of-artists-by-tacita-dean-brigitte-lacombe-and-catherine-opie.

Image: Brigitte Lacombe, Glenn Ligon, New York, NY, 2020. © Brigitte Lacombe

Something a little spooky for Friday the 13th 😈From ICP's collection, an infrared shot by Masaaki Miyazawa.Images: Masaa...
01/13/2023

Something a little spooky for Friday the 13th 😈

From ICP's collection, an infrared shot by Masaaki Miyazawa.

Images: Masaaki Miyazawa, Awakening Sounds of Insight, May 11, 1984. Gift of the photographer, 1985 (83.1985)

How's your photo knowledge? Test your skills with an  📝 These quizzes will go up in our Instagram Stories each Wednesday...
01/11/2023

How's your photo knowledge? Test your skills with an 📝 These quizzes will go up in our Instagram Stories each Wednesday (starting today!) for the rest of the month, each time asking a trivia question focused around a different image and/or photographer from ICP's collection.

Head on over to our IG now to find the first quiz: https://www.instagram.com/icp/?hl=en

Image: Robert Capa, [Girl at a school desk, England], ca. 1943. The Robert Capa and Cornell Capa Archive, Gift of Cornell and Edith Capa, 2010 (2010.90.850)

Announcing ICP's 2023 39th Annual Infinity Award Honorees 🏆The 39th annual ICP Infinity Awards will be held on the eveni...
01/10/2023

Announcing ICP's 2023 39th Annual Infinity Award Honorees 🏆

The 39th annual ICP Infinity Awards will be held on the evening of Tuesday, March 28, 2023 at Ziegfeld Ballroom (141 West 54th Street, New York City). The event is ICP’s largest fundraiser and benefits its full range of education and exhibition programs. We are delighted to announce the 2023 honorees of our annual Infinity Awards, the leading honor for excellence in the field:

⭐ Lifetime Achievement: Ming Smith

⭐ Contemporary Photography and New Media: Poulomi Basu

⭐ Critical Writing, Research, and Theory: Ariella Aïsha Azoulay

⭐ Documentary Practice and Visual Journalism: Zora J Murff

⭐ Trustees Award: Joyce Cowin

For ticket and table inquiries, contact [email protected]. Find more info and full honoree bios on ICP's website: https://www.icp.org/infinity-awards. Sponsored by Hearst and Harbers Studios.

Images: Ming Smith, Poulomi Basu, Ariella Aïsha Azoulay, Zora J Murff

"Close Enough...unfolds the complex gender dynamics that women experience behind the camera." —HyperallergicClose Enough...
01/07/2023

"Close Enough...unfolds the complex gender dynamics that women experience behind the camera." —Hyperallergic

Close Enough excels in its investigation of gender and of the "boundaries of proximity" between subject and photographer, according to Hyperallergic. You only have through Monday to see the show, alongside Death in the Making, which continues the examination of the photographer-subject relationship, while shedding new light on the work of Gerda Taro, David "Chim" Seymour, and Robert Capa.

Read the full review:https://hyperallergic.com/789063/charting-photography-gender-dynamics-icp/

Image: Olivia Arthur, from In Private, 2018. © Olivia Arthur / Magnum Photos

"If your pictures aren't good enough, you're not close enough.”—Robert CapaClose Enough: New Perspectives from 12 Women ...
01/06/2023

"If your pictures aren't good enough, you're not close enough.”
—Robert Capa

Close Enough: New Perspectives from 12 Women Photographers of Magnum takes its name from Robert Capa's famous quote, examining the idea of what it means for a photographer to "get close" to their subject. Join us tomorrow on one of the final days of the exhibition from 1–1:30 PM for the last installment in the Getting Closer series, where Nanna Heitman and Myriam Boulos will discuss their projects on view and their relationship with their subjects. Watch online or visit in-person for the livestream in ICP's library. Find more info and register here: https://www.icp.org/events/getting-closer-nanna-heitmann-and-myriam-boulos

Images: Nanna Heitmann, Police man at a pro-Novalny Protest, 2022. © Nanna Heitmann / Magnum Photos; Myriam Boulos, Jasmine and Laura-Joy kissing in the grand theater, Beirut, Lebanon, October 20, 2019. © Myriam Boulos / Magnum Photos

Winter images from the collection—we're dreaming of snow over here at ICP (though it doesn't seem likely in NYC, does it...
01/05/2023

Winter images from the collection—we're dreaming of snow over here at ICP (though it doesn't seem likely in NYC, does it?)

Shake off the winter blues by visiting us tonight from 6–9 PM for jazz in the galleries and a 6:30 PM champagne toast! Find more info here: https://www.icp.org/events/new-years-toast-at-late-night-icp.

Image 1: Alfred Eisenstaedt, Headwaiter Renée Breguet of Grand Hotel St. Moritz serving cocktails on ice rink, 1932. Gift of Alfred Eisenstaedt, 1989 (332.1989)

Image 2: André Kertész, Washington Square, Winter, 1954. Gift of Igor Bakht, 1986 (915.1986)

Image 3: Robert Capa, [Skier during Carnival, Zürs, Austria], 1959–50 (printed 2013). The Robert Capa and Cornell Capa Archive, 2013 (2013.92.70)

Image 4: Sonja Bullaty, [Snow covered trees] (detail), 1970s. Gift of Sonja Bullaty, 1982 (95.1982)

When Cristina de Middel placed an ad in Rio de Janeiro newspapers offering to pay male clients of s*x workers for an hou...
01/04/2023

When Cristina de Middel placed an ad in Rio de Janeiro newspapers offering to pay male clients of s*x workers for an hour of their time, the response was overwhelming. de Middel began photographing and interviewing clientele, claiming the position of the “client” that the men traditionally occupied—booking a hotel room for an hour, then paying the men the same amount that they would pay a s*x worker. The result, her ongoing project Gentlemen’s Club (2015–2022) moves between global locations and cultures, providing intimate encounters with the men who responded to de Middel’s invitation.

Learn more about the project by visiting us through Monday, January 9. https://www.icp.org/exhibitions/close-enough-new-perspectives-from-12-women-photographers-of-magnum

Images: Cristina de Middel, Adeshina, 25 years, Lagos, 2018. © Cristina de Middel / Magnum Photos; Cristina de Middel, Newton, 43 years, Rio de Janiero, 2015. © Cristina de Middel / Magnum Photos; Installation image by Scott Rudd Events for ICP

Explore new photography in the new year! This month, we say farewell to our fall exhibitions with a toast, and open two ...
01/02/2023

Explore new photography in the new year! This month, we say farewell to our fall exhibitions with a toast, and open two new shows at the end of January. Join us as we start the month with:

A New Year's Toast at Late Night ICP, Jan 5, 6–9 PM—Toast in ICP's cafe at 6:30 PM, and enjoy an in-gallery jazz quartet all evening while seeing our fall exhibitions (closing Jan 9)

Getting Closer: Nanna Heitman and Myriam Boulos, Jan 7, 1–1:30 PM—An online conversation between two photographers in Close Enough, via Zoom and live-streamed in ICP's library

Cameras and Coffee: Community Meet-Up, Jan 14, 11 AM–12 PM—Connect with ICP's community during our monthly meet-up in the ICP cafe.

Plus portfolio reviews, and the opening of our two new exhibitions—see the full event calendar: https://www.icp.org/events.

Image by Scott Rudd Events for ICP.

Happy New Year's Day! We are closed today, but open again with our usual hours starting tomorrow, Monday, Jan 2. Fulfill...
01/01/2023

Happy New Year's Day! We are closed today, but open again with our usual hours starting tomorrow, Monday, Jan 2. Fulfill your New Year's resolution to discover new art by paying us a visit in 2023.

Explore what's on view: https://www.icp.org/exhibitions.

Image: Vu, Nous Vous La Souhaitons Bonne et Heureuse [We Wish You Well and Happy], January 1, 1930. Museum Purchase, 2009 (2009.52.75)

Happy New Year's Eve! What a year it's been—thank you to all who visited ICP in 2022 for our exhibitions, programs, and ...
12/31/2022

Happy New Year's Eve! What a year it's been—thank you to all who visited ICP in 2022 for our exhibitions, programs, and community gatherings. We'll leave you with this image from the collection by Leon Levinstein, our last of 2022.

Image: Leon Levinstein, [New Year's Eve, Times Square, New York], 1970. Gift of Caryl and Israel Englander, 2012 (2012.114.32)

Bieke Depoorter met Agata Kay by chance in a strip bar in Paris. This encounter would be the beginning of Depoorter’s mu...
12/30/2022

Bieke Depoorter met Agata Kay by chance in a strip bar in Paris. This encounter would be the beginning of Depoorter’s multiyear, multiform project Agata (2017–2020), which examines the complex relationship between photographer and subject, including the negotiation of creating public engagements and exhibitions. Intertwined narratives are threaded via a combination of images and letters between Depoorter and Kay, with the dialogue always returning to the ever-present reflex of self-awareness and self-reflection. Agata is a project that never lands on any sort of conclusive truth, highlighting the slippery nature of depiction in situations where power, responsibility, and control are in a constant state of flux.

See the project in "Close Enough," at ICP through January 9: https://www.icp.org/exhibitions/close-enough-new-perspectives-from-12-women-photographers-of-magnum.

Image: Bieke Deporteer, Agata, from Agata, a collaboration with Agata Kay, Beirut, Lebanon, August 4, 2018. © Bieke Depoorter / Magnum Photos

It’s been a big year for ICP, and we could not do it without the support of our community! From a museum-wide retrospect...
12/29/2022

It’s been a big year for ICP, and we could not do it without the support of our community! From a museum-wide retrospective to events and programs in our new home at 79 Ess*x Street on the LES, the year was full of highlights—here are just a few things we're celebrating as we say farewell to 2022:

⭐ William Klein: YES—a major retrospective honoring the life and legacy of William Klein (curated by David Campany), the first US exhibition dedicated to Klein in over a generation.

⭐ ICP Photobook Fest—the inaugural Fest brought together leading publishers and photographers for an unforgettable weekend in ICP's space in May...and we can't wait for Photobook Fest 2023!

⭐ REWIND with Hip Hop Photography Collective—part of our Late Night ICP programs on Thursday evenings, this night of conversation on hip hop in visual culture + DJ sets was one to remember.

⭐ One-Year Certificate Programs Student Exhibition—the first in our LES space, showcasing the incredible work of our program graduates.

⭐ —over 10,000 of you shared your street photography during this initiative on Instagram!

⭐ ICP Alums—Dayanita Singh won the Hasselblad Foundation award; Rasha Al Jundi won the inaugural Tom Stoddart Award for Excellence—just two highlights from the year 👏

⭐ ICP Infinity Awards 2022—Sebastião Salgado (seen here at the awards with Annie Liebowitz) was honored alongside other leaders in the industry

⭐ ICP Exhibitions Travel—Gillian Laub: Family Matters traveled to The Contemporary Jewish Museum and Southern Rites to Atlanta Contemporary

⭐ ICP Spotlights—we were delighted to honor Zanele Muholi this year, as they discussed their work with Thelma Golden of the Studio Museum.

⭐ Photoville 2022—ICP returned to Photoville with an exhibition from young imagemakers of ICP at THE POINT 🙌

We can't wait for what's next—check out our upcoming events and mark your calendars!⁠ https://www.icp.org/events

Images: by Scott Rudd Events; Photobook Fest; by Janette Beckman; by Vic Walcott; Street; by Rasha Al Jundi; by Scott Rudd Events; Family Matters at ICP; by Scott Rudd Events; Photoville 2022.

Gerda Taro was one of the first women to be recognized as a photojournalist, and as such, the first to be killed while r...
12/28/2022

Gerda Taro was one of the first women to be recognized as a photojournalist, and as such, the first to be killed while reporting on war. Taro traveled back and forth from Paris to Spain for the first year of the Spanish Civil War; while covering the Battle of Brunete in 1937, she was struck by a tank and died—resulting in Robert Capa dedicating the book Death in the Making, about the war, to her.

Taro's work, while a fundamental part of Death in the Making, was not properly credited for years. In ICP's exhibition Death in the Making: Reexamining the Iconic Spanish Civil War Photobook, new scholarship by curator Cynthia Young reveals the full breadth of Taro's photographic contributions to the book, as well as why this cause spoke so keenly to the photographers involved in its creation.

Learn more: https://www.icp.org/exhibitions/death-in-the-making-reexamining-the-iconic-spanish-civil-war-photobook

Image: Gerda Taro, [Training of the New People's Army, Valencia, Spain], March 1937. Gift of Cornell and Edith Capa, 2002 (417.2002)

"A poignant message from the other side, a reminder to be serious about play and maybe not too serious about life. A boo...
12/27/2022

"A poignant message from the other side, a reminder to be serious about play and maybe not too serious about life. A book full of indispensable pictures taken with a disposable camera."

Darin Mickey, ICP's Chair for our One-Year Certificate Creative Practices Program, weighs in on his ICP Staff Pick from the shop—Ray Johnson: Please Send to Real Life, by Joel Smith.

See more ICP Staff Picks 📚 here: https://shop.icp.org/books/icps-staff-picks-best-photobooks-of-2023/

Drawn from four years of research and interviews with over 100 women, Newsha Tavakolian’s haunting film For the Sake of ...
12/26/2022

Drawn from four years of research and interviews with over 100 women, Newsha Tavakolian’s haunting film For the Sake of Calmness (2020) centers on the experience of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and the more severe premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). The film's long, almost dream-like shots of landscapes and people, paired with Tavakolian's guiding monologue, convey a range of complex and amorphous emotions.

See the film for yourself at ICP before January 9. Learn more: https://www.icp.org/exhibitions/close-enough-new-perspectives-from-12-women-photographers-of-magnum

Images: Still from For the Sake of Calmness, 2020. © Newsha Tavakolian / Magnum Photos

Merry Christmas 🎄 love, ICPWe are closed today but look forward to welcoming you back tomorrow, Dec 26.Image: Robert Map...
12/25/2022

Merry Christmas 🎄 love, ICP

We are closed today but look forward to welcoming you back tomorrow, Dec 26.

Image: Robert Mapplethorpe, [Christmas Tree], 1987. Gift of Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz, 2010 (2010.23.10)

Here comes Christmas... 🎄 🛸As a reminder, ICP's museum will close early today (5 PM) for Christmas. We look forward to w...
12/24/2022

Here comes Christmas... 🎄 🛸

As a reminder, ICP's museum will close early today (5 PM) for Christmas. We look forward to welcoming you back on Monday, December 26.

See what's on view: https://buy.acmeticketing.com/events/262/detail/576437a97947cc073dba36b3.

Image: Peter Garfield, Untitled (Christmas Tree), 1996–98. Gift of Bonni Benrubi and Dennis Powers, 2005 (17.2005)

Happy Holidays! ICP will be closing early tomorrow (5 PM), December 24. We will be fully closed on December 25.  ICP wil...
12/23/2022

Happy Holidays! ICP will be closing early tomorrow (5 PM), December 24. We will be fully closed on December 25.

ICP will also close at 5 PM on December 31 and remain closed through January 1. Visit us through January 9 to see Getting Closer: New Perspectives from 12 Women Photographers of Magnum and Death in the Making: Reexamining the Iconic Spanish Civil War Photobook before they close.

Image: Alfred Eisenstaedt, Italian officer enjoying sled ride in Sestrières, Italian Alpes, 1934. Gift of Alfred Eisenstaedt, 1989 (330.1989)

Raise a glass and help us celebrate the new year during Late Night ICP! At 6:30 PM, join ICP and Death in the Making cur...
12/22/2022

Raise a glass and help us celebrate the new year during Late Night ICP! At 6:30 PM, join ICP and Death in the Making curator Cynthia Young in ICP's cafe for a special toast to the year. And from 6–9 PM, enjoy a live jazz quartet in the galleries while exploring our current exhibitions before they close on January 9. Learn more: https://www.icp.org/events/new-year-last-chance-x-late-night-icp

Fulfill your New Year's resolution to see more through-provoking art—on view now at ICP are Close Enough: New Perspectives from 12 Women Photographers of Magnum and Death in the Making: Reexamining the Iconic Spanish Civil War Photobook.

Image by Scott Rudd Events

A perfect first day of winter image by George Gilbert—that face says it all.George Gilbert was a freelance photographer ...
12/21/2022

A perfect first day of winter image by George Gilbert—that face says it all.

George Gilbert was a freelance photographer for the New York Times, Newsweek, and more publications, as well as an advertising photographer—in fact, it was his apprenticeship at a commercial photo studio, which he completed after dropping out of Brooklyn College, that began his career in the field. During WWII Gilbert joined the US Air Force to aerially map locations using photography, also training military in the techniques needed to build out these kinds of maps.

Image: George Gilbert, A Cold Day, Minnesota, 1947. Gift of Pamela Gilbert-Bugbee, 2013 (2013.66.77)

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"People come and go, and they leave behind these things. How do they exist on their own?"

Join ICP this Thursday for a screening of Jade Doskow: Photographer of Lost Utopias, a film that chronicles ICP faculty member ’s ten year journey documenting the monumental architectural works from past world’s fairs. Filmmaker Philip Shane () follows the architectural landscape photographer as she lugs around her 4x5 large format camera, traveling to cities across the globe.

This film will screen in ICP's cafe. RSVP is recommended but not required. Find the full trailer for this film and RSVP here: https://bit.ly/3iLqCay.
Born today in 1942, Muhammad Ali (born Cassius Clay) met photographer Gordon Parks in the 1960s, after the renowned boxer had become an international celebrity but also a divisive figure due to his status as a conscientious objector to the Vietnam War.

Gordon photographed Ali for a Life magazine feature, and authored the personal and revealing article that accompanied the images, kicking off a relationship between the two that would extend past the Life assignment.

Image: Gordon Parks, Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay), 1970. Museum Purchase, International Fund for Concerned Photography, 1974 (377.1974)
From ICP's collection—Coretta Scott King hugging Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. outside of a Montgomery, Alabama courtroom.

The Kings were both social activists, with their home serving as a place for gatherings related to civil rights work as well as church groups. The two would strategize, work to craft King's compelling speeches and sermons, and travel around the world together, united in their commitment to social justice.

Image: Charles Moore, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gets a hug from his wife, Coretta Scott King, outside a Montgomery, Alabama courtroom, 1958. Gift of Jeanette & Howard Chapnick, 2003 (222.2003.2)
Opening at ICP the evening of January 26, Between Friends: From the ICP Collection presents seven decades of photographers portraying their friends in snapshots and casual studio portraits, providing rare glimpses of moments of intimacy and collaboration.

The exhibition features portraits of artists and writers such as Leonard Bernstein, Truman Capote, Helen Frankenthaler, Georgia O’Keefe, and Saul Steinberg by well-known photographers and artists including Ansel Adams, Berenice Abbott, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Alfred Stieglitz, and Andy Warhol. Between Friends also calls attention to many women photographers from ICP’s collection, including Nell Dorr, Lotte Jacobi, Consuelo Kanaga, and Barbara Morgan.

Between Friends, which marks the continuance of ICP's new series of exhibitions drawn from the collection, is curated by Sara Ickow. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3GGaCON.

Image: Barbara Morgan, Beaumont Newhall, Ansel Adams, and Willard Morgan in Barbara's Studio, 1942 (printed ca. 1972). Gift of Mr. and Mrs. David C. Ruttenberg, 1986 (537.1986). Courtesy the Barbara and Willard Morgan photographs and papers, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA
Opening soon—Face to Face: Portraits of Artists by Tacita Dean, Brigitte Lacombe and Catherine Opie features photographs and films that capture luminaries of our time from music, film, art, and literature. These works "offer us formality and intimacy, patience and curiosity, and the thrill of an unguarded moment,” said curator Helen Molesworth. “I see all three artists involved in making pictures that are not only in dialogue with their given subjects, but also with the history of the genre of portraiture and the medium of photography."

Face to Face will open with a community celebration the evening of Thursday, January 26. The exhibition will be on view simultaneously with Between Friends: From the ICP Collection.

Learn more: https://www.icp.org/exhibitions/face-to-face-portraits-of-artists-by-tacita-dean-brigitte-lacombe-and-catherine-opie.

Image: Brigitte Lacombe, Glenn Ligon, New York, NY, 2020. © Brigitte Lacombe

Something a little spooky for Friday the 13th 😈

From ICP's collection, an infrared shot by Masaaki Miyazawa.

Images: Masaaki Miyazawa, Awakening Sounds of Insight, May 11, 1984. Gift of the photographer, 1985 (83.1985)
How's your photo knowledge? Test your skills with an 📝 These quizzes will go up in our Instagram Stories each Wednesday (starting today!) for the rest of the month, each time asking a trivia question focused around a different image and/or photographer from ICP's collection.

Head on over to our IG now to find the first quiz: https://www.instagram.com/icp/?hl=en

Image: Robert Capa, [Girl at a school desk, England], ca. 1943. The Robert Capa and Cornell Capa Archive, Gift of Cornell and Edith Capa, 2010 (2010.90.850)
Announcing ICP's 2023 39th Annual Infinity Award Honorees 🏆

The 39th annual ICP Infinity Awards will be held on the evening of Tuesday, March 28, 2023 at Ziegfeld Ballroom (141 West 54th Street, New York City). The event is ICP’s largest fundraiser and benefits its full range of education and exhibition programs. We are delighted to announce the 2023 honorees of our annual Infinity Awards, the leading honor for excellence in the field:

⭐ Lifetime Achievement: Ming Smith

⭐ Contemporary Photography and New Media: Poulomi Basu

⭐ Critical Writing, Research, and Theory: Ariella Aïsha Azoulay

⭐ Documentary Practice and Visual Journalism: Zora J Murff

⭐ Trustees Award: Joyce Cowin

For ticket and table inquiries, contact [email protected]. Find more info and full honoree bios on ICP's website: https://www.icp.org/infinity-awards. Sponsored by Hearst and Harbers Studios.

Images: Ming Smith, Poulomi Basu, Ariella Aïsha Azoulay, Zora J Murff
"Close Enough...unfolds the complex gender dynamics that women experience behind the camera." —Hyperallergic

Close Enough excels in its investigation of gender and of the "boundaries of proximity" between subject and photographer, according to Hyperallergic. You only have through Monday to see the show, alongside Death in the Making, which continues the examination of the photographer-subject relationship, while shedding new light on the work of Gerda Taro, David "Chim" Seymour, and Robert Capa.

Read the full review:https://hyperallergic.com/789063/charting-photography-gender-dynamics-icp/

Image: Olivia Arthur, from In Private, 2018. © Olivia Arthur / Magnum Photos
"If your pictures aren't good enough, you're not close enough.”
—Robert Capa

Close Enough: New Perspectives from 12 Women Photographers of Magnum takes its name from Robert Capa's famous quote, examining the idea of what it means for a photographer to "get close" to their subject. Join us tomorrow on one of the final days of the exhibition from 1–1:30 PM for the last installment in the Getting Closer series, where Nanna Heitman and Myriam Boulos will discuss their projects on view and their relationship with their subjects. Watch online or visit in-person for the livestream in ICP's library. Find more info and register here: https://www.icp.org/events/getting-closer-nanna-heitmann-and-myriam-boulos

Images: Nanna Heitmann, Police man at a pro-Novalny Protest, 2022. © Nanna Heitmann / Magnum Photos; Myriam Boulos, Jasmine and Laura-Joy kissing in the grand theater, Beirut, Lebanon, October 20, 2019. © Myriam Boulos / Magnum Photos
Winter images from the collection—we're dreaming of snow over here at ICP (though it doesn't seem likely in NYC, does it?)

Shake off the winter blues by visiting us tonight from 6–9 PM for jazz in the galleries and a 6:30 PM champagne toast! Find more info here: https://www.icp.org/events/new-years-toast-at-late-night-icp.

Image 1: Alfred Eisenstaedt, Headwaiter Renée Breguet of Grand Hotel St. Moritz serving cocktails on ice rink, 1932. Gift of Alfred Eisenstaedt, 1989 (332.1989)

Image 2: André Kertész, Washington Square, Winter, 1954. Gift of Igor Bakht, 1986 (915.1986)

Image 3: Robert Capa, [Skier during Carnival, Zürs, Austria], 1959–50 (printed 2013). The Robert Capa and Cornell Capa Archive, 2013 (2013.92.70)

Image 4: Sonja Bullaty, [Snow covered trees] (detail), 1970s. Gift of Sonja Bullaty, 1982 (95.1982)
When Cristina de Middel placed an ad in Rio de Janeiro newspapers offering to pay male clients of s*x workers for an hour of their time, the response was overwhelming. de Middel began photographing and interviewing clientele, claiming the position of the “client” that the men traditionally occupied—booking a hotel room for an hour, then paying the men the same amount that they would pay a s*x worker. The result, her ongoing project Gentlemen’s Club (2015–2022) moves between global locations and cultures, providing intimate encounters with the men who responded to de Middel’s invitation.

Learn more about the project by visiting us through Monday, January 9. https://www.icp.org/exhibitions/close-enough-new-perspectives-from-12-women-photographers-of-magnum

Images: Cristina de Middel, Adeshina, 25 years, Lagos, 2018. © Cristina de Middel / Magnum Photos; Cristina de Middel, Newton, 43 years, Rio de Janiero, 2015. © Cristina de Middel / Magnum Photos; Installation image by Scott Rudd Events for ICP
Explore new photography in the new year! This month, we say farewell to our fall exhibitions with a toast, and open two new shows at the end of January. Join us as we start the month with:

A New Year's Toast at Late Night ICP, Jan 5, 6–9 PM—Toast in ICP's cafe at 6:30 PM, and enjoy an in-gallery jazz quartet all evening while seeing our fall exhibitions (closing Jan 9)

Getting Closer: Nanna Heitman and Myriam Boulos, Jan 7, 1–1:30 PM—An online conversation between two photographers in Close Enough, via Zoom and live-streamed in ICP's library

Cameras and Coffee: Community Meet-Up, Jan 14, 11 AM–12 PM—Connect with ICP's community during our monthly meet-up in the ICP cafe.

Plus portfolio reviews, and the opening of our two new exhibitions—see the full event calendar: https://www.icp.org/events.

Image by Scott Rudd Events for ICP.
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