Author Archives: matthew carson

About matthew carson

Head Librarian & Archivist at the International Center of Photography

Some Photobooks I liked in 2018 (Part Two)

    Aleksey Kondratyev’s Ice Fishers (London: Loose Joints, 2018) is a slim and quiet edition of only fifty two pages with a one page insert of colophon and text. The images are placed on such a perfect whiteness that it … Continue reading

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Some Photobooks I liked in 2018 (Part One)

I haven’t produced one of these types of list for a few years now and this year. . . This year it just seemed right to do so again and so I have selected some of my personal favourites for … Continue reading

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Open letter to the Mothership – ICP Library @ 6.30pm to 8.30pm July 11, 2018

Open letter to the Mothership is an exhibition of photographs by Christine Callahan with the artist’s selection of ICP library books and objects from her personal collection. It marks the beginning of over a year of Cosmic Photobook intervention for … Continue reading

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Conductors of Experience: A short interview with Brad Zellar

…I is another – Arthur Rimbaud The International Center of Photography Library over the last few months has been presenting an investigation of vernacular imagery in the photobook. Je est un autre: the vernacular in photobooks. These are books that … Continue reading

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Je est un autre : the vernacular in photobooks

The ICP Library presents: Je est un autre: the vernacular in photobooks Thursday November 30th 2017 6:00 – 8:30 pm ICP Library: 1114 6th Avenue, New York, NY 10036 Opening Reception and Presentations of Vernacular Photo Collections Creatively Organized by … Continue reading

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What six of the saw. . . Part four

  “What six of them saw” is a project from 1971 produced by the International fund for Concerned Photography. The original idea of the project was for the young photographers to work on something that they were “into”, some facet … Continue reading

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What six of them saw. . .part three

Chester Higgins, Jr  “What six of them saw” is a project from 1971 produced by the International fund for Concerned Photography. The original idea of the project was for the young photographers to work on something that they were “into”, … Continue reading

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