Some portraiture books. 

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. 

Resource Guide: Home

"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

Instagram takeover: VOID

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

Puzzling

Check out these great puzzles from our collections blog!

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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.


Eadweard J. Muybridge (1830-1904), LeCount Bros. & Mansur’s Stationery Establishment, ca. 1873 (947.2005)

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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Tintypes for Coloring

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Unidentified Photographer, [Butcher], ca. 1875 (2007.54.4)

A PDF of this easy on the eye butcher is here.


Unidentified Photographer, [Apple Vendor], ca. 1875 (2007.54.20)

A PDF of this fecund apple vendor is here.


Unidentified Photographer, [Iceman], ca. 1875 (2007.54.9)

A PDF of this cool iceman is here.


Unidentified Photographer, [Blacksmith], ca. 1860 (77.2004)

A PDF of this beguiling blacksmith is here.


Fred Weese, [Farrier], June 20, 1886 (81.2004)

A PDF of this far-out farrier is here.


Unidentified Photographer, [Unidentified Man with Camera], ca. 1875 (2008.57.5)

A PDF of this bookish photographer is here.


Unidentified Photographer, [House Painter], ca. 1875 (2008.81.52)

A PDF of this out of this world painter is here.

Six tintypes, portraits of workers “working,” with us workers “working from home” in mind. Please download, print…

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We Reign Supreme

During ICP’s temporary closure, Community Day will continue to take place online through virtual programming for all ages including workshops, storytimes, curated reading lists, and digital educational resources. Visitors can also access audio guides of ICP’s current exhibitions in up to 10 languages through Gesso, and see more ways they can engage with ICP from anywhere.  Register here:… Continue reading We Reign Supreme

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Two Books, a Dog a Son’s Profound Longing

Please enjoy a guest post by our lovely volunteer, Artist Erika Morillo: Making work about family is complicated, and in Sohrab Hura’s two books Life is elsewhere and It’s getting sunny outside, he gives us a visceral look into his own. At face value, both books (which were published three years apart) might seem like a progression from… Continue reading Two Books, a Dog a Son’s Profound Longing

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All Used Up: Dismantling the Gaze x Queering the Collection

Tomorrow, October 16th, the ICP library will be bringing the Queering the Collection series downtown, building on ICP's series Dismantling the Gaze, which considers looking, power, and visual culture in the #MeToo movement, and Queering the Collection, which presents work of and outside ICP’s Collections to expand the voices of queer artists. All Used Up brings together… Continue reading All Used Up: Dismantling the Gaze x Queering the Collection

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Response to Todd Hido’s Between the Two

Response to Todd Hido’s Between the Two By Zoë Gleitsman and Akari Stimler   Hido’s Between The Two, is a beautiful collection of color and black and white photographs. His images are very quiet and subdued; there isn’t any action in the photos, and all the subjects appear to be completely still and seemingly posed.… Continue reading Response to Todd Hido’s Between the Two

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