Chinese Photography in Print

Books by and about Chinese contemporary artists from the ICP Library’s holdings were selected by curator Christopher Phillips to accompany the ICP exhibition Wang Qingsong: When Worlds Collide. They will be on view from January 21 – February 28, 2011 in the Library. Please feel free to come in and thoroughly explore the books on… Continue reading Chinese Photography in Print

Alec Soth – Infinity Award Winner for Publication 2011

TR140.S681 2010 From Here to There:  Alec Soth's America Minneapolis, Minn.  Walker Art Center, 2010. Alec Soth (rhymes with Both) has made a book with the Walker Art Center produced in conjunction with an exhibition that represents something that perhaps could best be described as a mid-career retrospective. I would have really loved to have… Continue reading Alec Soth – Infinity Award Winner for Publication 2011

Brown paper packages tied up with string

Today a brown paper package tied up with string arrived in our mailbox from Lisbon.  In it was my favorite new book of 2011.  The title is _06_msr_08 fotografia* and then *…remodelação / ampliação do Museu de São Roque.  Our colleague, Sophie Barbasch, kindly translated the cover letter for us, which describes an exciting collaboration… Continue reading Brown paper packages tied up with string

L. Ron on Hubbard, The Photographer: Writing with Light

The New Yorker published Lawrence Wright’s long awaited article on Scientology, written through the lens of its high-profile Hollywood defector, Paul Haggis, a little over a week ago.  However, if you are like me, you only recently finished reading all 25,000 words.  The article has a remarkable ensemble cast of characters (Paul Haggis, Tom Cruise,… Continue reading L. Ron on Hubbard, The Photographer: Writing with Light

Gerry Badger – Infinity Award Winner for Writing 2011

TR185 .B331 2010 The pleasures of good photographs : essays / by Gerry Badger. Aperture ideas: writers and artists on photography [series]. New York : Aperture, 2010.   Gerry Badger is the 2011 Infinity Award Winner for Writing. Gerry Badger is an architect, photographer, curator and writer. His work is in a number of public… Continue reading Gerry Badger – Infinity Award Winner for Writing 2011

Ruth Gruber: Cornell Capa Award winner 2011

TR140 .G78 2007 She was born in Brooklyn in 1911. By the age of twenty she had earned a Ph.D degree from the University of Cologne: in German Philosophy, in Modern English Literature and in Art History. The headlines sang “attractive, young Brooklyn girl -- the youngest Ph.D. in the world.” Her 1932 dissertation was… Continue reading Ruth Gruber: Cornell Capa Award winner 2011

Sweet Life

Sweet Life [by] Ed van der Elsken. New York, H.N. Abrams 1966. R TR790.E48 1966 Anyone who has experienced the library and classes at the ICP school knows which classic photobooks are frequently checked out for study: Avedon, Penn, Cartier-Bresson, Walker Evans, Robert Frank and William klein, etc.  These photographers and their books are with… Continue reading Sweet Life

Festivals, Carnivals and Masks

The people of the World love to dress up, cross-dress, wear masks and costumes, perform flamboyant rituals and act out the mysteries of existence.  This could be seen as a natural human and primal inclination for surrealism. The meaning and purpose of these celebrations,  carnivals and festivals often runs very deep within a culture. Absurdities… Continue reading Festivals, Carnivals and Masks

Jeff ‘Errata Editions’ Ladd interview – Part Two

Errata Editions – – was founded in 2008 by Valerie Sonnenthal (Publisher), Jeffrey Ladd (Creative Director) and Ed Grazda (Editorial Director). The Errata Editions books have been donated to the ICP Library by Frank Arisman. Series 3 - Books on Books #9-12 -Published Spring 2011 #9 Paul Graham - Beyond Caring                                                   TR145.G732 2011 #10… Continue reading Jeff ‘Errata Editions’ Ladd interview – Part Two