Category Archives: Exhibitions

Photo books, exhibitions & related events 2018 edition, part 1 – Peter Hujar, Oliver Wasow

Peter Hujar (1934-1987) The exhibition and catalog Peter Hujar – Speed of Life at the Morgan Library & Museum (January 26 – May 20, 2018) is an auspicious way to begin a review of the past year. The acquisition of … Continue reading

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Stephen Grebinski, Keyed to Masculine Comfort, 2015

Faced with the excess and diversity (where to start?) of publications in Queering the Collection, currently installed in the ICP Library, I was happy to find (& just by judging a book by its cover) a familiar name: Stephen Grebinski. … Continue reading

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Margin of Life

Margin of Life was a book (published in both English and Spanish) and an exhibition by Cornell Capa. It was produced to coincide with World Population year in 1974 and an International Fund for Concerned Photography Task Force was set … Continue reading

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The Concerns of Roman Vishniac

The Concerns of Roman Vishniac: Man, Nature and Science was a project directed by Cornell Capa. It was an exhibition organized by and promoted under the umbrella of The International Fund for Concerned Photography. The exhibition opened at the Jewish … Continue reading

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A detour to Werner Bischof’s From Incas to Indios

This post is to celebrate this year the 100th birthday of Swiss documentary photographer and photojournalist Werner Bischof (April 26th 1916, Zürich – May 16th 1954, Trujillo). His parents wanted him to be a teacher, before he subscribed and successfully … Continue reading

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All at Once: Artist Books and Zines by the ICP-Bard MFA Class of 2016

ICP Library Window Exhibition April 1 – May 22, 2016   A selection of artist books and zines by the ICP-Bard MFA Class of 2016 is on display in conjunction with the group show, All at Once. As diverse as … Continue reading

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LA Report: Beyond the Book Fairs (11-14 February)

  The weekend of February 11 – 14 turns Los Angeles into a paradise for photobook lovers. Two book fairs descend on the city: Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA in downtown Los Angeles … Continue reading

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The good singing hurts, but with the lights on it’s less dangerous

grunge and classical, flamenco and ballet | Photography & Music | Dukes are dead, long live the Dukes                                                                                                     It was just his birthday few … Continue reading

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Teen Academy Photo II in Black-and-White: The Self-Published Artist in the Library’s Window

Please join us to celebrate the achievements of our teen photographers. The ICP Library and Teen Academy program are proud to present a selection of self-published books authored by students who participated in the fall class, Photo II in Black-and-White: The Self-Published Artist on JANUARY 29, 6-8 PM International Center of Photography Library 1114 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd Street New York, N Continue reading

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Freedom to Do and Undo: Cuba in Photo Books

The larger picture of Cuba that could be gleaned from our collection of photo books is limited by circumstances: the long-term sanctions against trade with Cuba by the United States and the cultural politics generated during the Cold War; and since the “end of history” as per Francis Fukuyama in 1989, referring to the collapse of the Soviet Union, we have to contend with the hybrid mappings of Cuba by the First World as an exotic theme park of old cars, great music, and an oppressed but sensual populace, stuck in a now impossible past.
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