The book I chose to write about is a book that allows you to look into the working process of photojournalists. It starts with the work of photographers in the 1930s and 1940s, showing manly war photography. Later you see many pictures that were taken at special occasions as for example during the arrival of… Continue reading Magnum Contact Sheets: 139 Contact Sheets by 69 Photographers
On Tuesday afternoon, 16 September, a small gathering of Friends of ICP Library, artists, curators and ICP supporters celebrated Ishiuchi Miyako, this year's Hasselblad winner at a reception in Bacaro on Division Street as guests of ICP Trustee and Friends of the Library Co-Chair Stephanie Shuman and esteemed gallerist and publisher Andrew Roth. A toast… Continue reading Friends of ICP Library Toast Ishiuchi Miyako
On September 20, 2014, the legendary actor Sophia Loren will turn 80 years old. To celebrate her birthday, we present here a selection of publications that feature her photograph. As early as 1955, LIFE magazine called Sophia Loren “Europe’s number one cover girl,” and she remains one of the most photographed and photographable actors of… Continue reading Buon Compleanno Sophia!
Illustrations from Luis Weinstein's previous book titled Aritmética Americana. Images he took in different countries when traveling South America. It was published by CenFoto, Chile, in 2012. Photography is a term that, like the photographic image itself, represents many things. Probably because the medium, made up of many layers of meaning and social… Continue reading ON LATIN AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHY by Luis Weinstein
The International Center of Photography is proud to present its inaugural Friends of ICP Library artist book, Act of Faith: A Soldier’s Manda by Brian Paumier, commissioned by the artist as a thank you to supporters of the ICP Library, who selected it by vote from among 4 finalists in 2013. Brian Paumier worked in… Continue reading Act of Faith by Brian Paumier lands in ICP Library
Today we received our copy of ICP Alum Rita Leistner's new remarkable book, Looking for Marshall McLuhan in Afghanistan: Text and i-Phone Hipstamatic Photography with a foreward by Julian Stallabrass. Rita was one of the handful of ICP alumni who documented the U.S. wars after she graduated in 2001. These friends have served to educate me… Continue reading First New Book of 2014 is a Doosie!
How could I possibly cast a wide with the net for this task of selecting great photobooks? The more I see, the less I think I know about what makes it to print each year. While I try to take a look at everything that comes into the library, there is a tremendous amount of… Continue reading Deirdre’s Best of 2012-13
Last week, artist-in-residence Zoe Strauss touched many parts of the International Center of Photography, and the library was delighted to have had a visit from the artist, whose retrospective is currently in the galleries of the ICP with a smart and cozy museum reading room that we are very fond of by Megawords. Strauss installed… Continue reading Zoe Strauss remembers Allan Sekula in the ICP Library
An Echo from International Center of Photography’s Triennial “A Different Kind of Order” at the ICP/Bard MFA Studios in Long Island City Friday, September 20 the International Center of Photography will present a pop-up reading room and shop echoing the remarkable artists’ book installation in the exhibition “A Different Kind of Order.” Last year, ICP… Continue reading Echo of A Different Kind of Order