Utatane. Rinko Kawauchi How can we perceive our world through photography? Are there any boundaries between reality and illusion, between the representative and transformative nature of photography? Photography is a medium of exploration and discovery, shaping the way we look at our micro and macrocosm. Using photography we can not only see but also imagine the… Continue reading Out of this World
ICP Library Display Exhibition Joan Fontcuberta. Contravisiones. 1974-1989. Barcelona: Ediciones Anómala; Cuenca: Fundación Antonio Pérez, 2020. TR654 .F65 2020 Karl Blossfeldt. Working collages. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2001. TR685 .B57 2001 Aaron Rothman. Signal noise. Santa Fe: Radius Books, 2018. TR660 .R684 2018 Maarten Dings. Moon, Photographing the Moon 1840–Now. Antwerp: Fotomuseum of Antwerp; Veurne: Hannibal Publishing,… Continue reading Out of this World
“Is history not simply that time when we were not born?” writes Roland Barthes in the very beginning of the second chapter of his book — Camera Lucida. In several paragraphs afterwards, Barthes describes his process “of looking for the truth of the face I had love” examining the photographs of time when he was… Continue reading On Memory
ICP Library Display Exhibition Eugene Atget. Eugene Atget. Millerton, NY: Aperture, 1980. TR653 .A83 1980 Roger Ballen. House project. London: Oodee, 2015. TR647 .B255 2015 Erich Hartmann. Where I was. Wien: Otto Muller, 2000. TR659.8 .H37 2000 David King. The commissar vanishes. New York: Metropolitan Books, 1997. TR85 .K55 Ulrich Mack. Kennedy in Berlin, 50th… Continue reading On Memory.
ICP Library Display Exhibition The display had been sitting empty for two years so we threw in a quick portraiture survey. Jamie Hawkesworth. Preston Bus Station. New York: Dashwood Books, 2017. TR681.Y6 .H382 2017 Deana Lawson. Deana Lawson: An Aperture Monograph. Aparture, 2018. TR140 .L384 2018 Jen Davis. Eleven Years. Heidelberg: Kehrer, 2014. TR681.W6 .D3811… Continue reading Some portraiture books.
1. What are archives meant to do? Materials held in suspension for eternity, they hover between the inert death of purpose and a potential for future measurement. Like embalmed body parts in an Egyptian tomb meant to transport ritual order from the past to our world. Do we understand it entirely? Like an annoying child… Continue reading Pablo Lerma: Greenfield and forensic imagination
"Home is where the heart is" "Home is where the hatred is" The notion of Home is complicated. Today we are featuring some of our favorite books that examine our relationship to "home." Longing to be back, the home we all share, finding a new home, returning home, dysfunctional homes, and love. AMC² Issue 5:… Continue reading Resource Guide: Home
Publisher Highlight: VOID In an effort to collaborate with some of the publishers and artists in the ICP library’s collection, we started an Instagram takeover series to highlight exciting works that represent the vanguard in photobooks. Our first takeover was by the Greece-based publisher VOID, a non-profit organization focused on alternative publishing, exhibitions, and education… Continue reading Instagram takeover: VOID
Check out these great puzzles from our collections blog!
Unidentified Photographer, [Gold Miners], ca. 1850 (2008.116.1)
This daguerreotype of gold miners, mining for gold 170 years ago, transformed, like an alchemical miracle, into a playable puzzle is here.
Unidentified Photographer, [Two Unidentified Men], ca. 1860 (2.2001)
This ambrotype of a pair of unidentified men as a playable puzzle is here.
Unidentified Photographer, [Two Unidentified Women], ca. 1842 (2007.74.1)
This daguerreotype of two unidentified women as a playable puzzle is here.
Unidentified Photographer, [Unidentified Girl with Statuette], ca. 1850 (2009.22.1)
This daguerreotype of an an unidentified girl and statuette as a playable puzzle is here.
This stereoview of Mansur’s Stationery Establishment as a devilishly difficult playable puzzle here.
Carleton Watkins (1829-1916), From the “Best general View,” Mariposa Trail, Yosemite Valley, Mariposa…
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Good morning to readers of Monsters & Madonnas: The ICP Library Blog. Today we are beginning a new "column" of blog posts following our ongoing Instagram series Japanese Photo Book Monday. Many of the books we will cover are part of the 10x10 Japanese Photobooks collection, and we originally wrote them up as part of… Continue reading Japanese Photo Book Monday #1