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Library in New York, dedicated to the art of photobooks.

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Puzzling

Originally posted on Fans in a Flashbulb:
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…

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Japanese Photo Book Monday #1

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 … Continue reading

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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.…

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Response to An Imaginary Spaniard by Cristobal Hara

Response to An Imaginary Spaniard by Cristobal Hara By: Akari Stimler and Zoë Gleitsman   Cristobal Hara’s book, An Imaginary Spaniard, consists of beautifully composed color photographs taken in Spain. The title seems to perfectly describe the photographs; many of … Continue reading

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