Notes on Queering the Collection(s) @ the ICP Library

Queering the Collection, 2019, a collaboration between GenderFail and the ICP Library from the publisher "Throughout 2018, the ICP Library collectively produced more than six in-house library installations and events considering representation in libraries at large. The success of this initiative resulted in an increase of the ICP Library’s holdings of queer, gender non-binary imagemakers,… Continue reading Notes on Queering the Collection(s) @ the ICP Library

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 is hard to know what we are looking at first. The narrative is that for… Continue reading Some Photobooks I liked in 2018 (Part Two)

Temporary Autonomous Installations in All Used Up: Dismantling the Gaze x Queering the Collection, October 17, 2018 at ICP Museum

  To articulate what is past does not mean to recognize “how it really was.” It means to take control of a memory, as it flashes in a moment of danger. For historical materialism it is a question of holding fast to a picture of the past, just as if it had unexpectedly thrust itself,… Continue reading Temporary Autonomous Installations in All Used Up: Dismantling the Gaze x Queering the Collection, October 17, 2018 at ICP Museum

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 of life to investigate during their summer holidays. The age of the participants ranges from… Continue reading What six of the saw. . . Part four

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”, some facet of life to investigate during their summer holidays. The age of the participants… Continue reading What six of them saw. . .part three

What six of them saw. . . part two

“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 of life to investigate during their summer holidays. The age of the participants ranges from 13… Continue reading What six of them saw. . . part two

What six of them saw. . .

  “What six of them saw” is a project from 1971 produced by the International fund for Concerned Photography and was funded by ‘modest grants’ and the financial support of the PR Company Ruder and Finn (David Finn was closely connected to the Fund and he was on the original board of the ICP in… Continue reading What six of them saw. . .

The OPC in 1968

What could possibly be hiding under there? Ah, there he is. . .Bob! Robert Capa! In 1968 the Robert Capa Award [artifact] had a new unveiling to a special select audience of the OPC - Overseas Press Club, Inc. Cornell Capa introduced the new bronze Robert Capa award to a crowded and excited room. In… Continue reading The OPC in 1968

ASMP and the Declaration of Conscience

The American Society of Magazine Photographers (ASMP) was established in 1944 by a pair of New York based photographers. The ASMP was, and still is dedicated to connecting fellow photojournalists in order to advocate for their rights to decent wages and copyright protection. Ten years after their formation, from approximately 1954 to 1968, the ASMP was… Continue reading ASMP and the Declaration of Conscience

Young Capa

Combing the Cornell Capa papers, we came across an envelope with a mysterious note. One Emery Florian from Jackson Heights, Queens writes to Edie and Cornell:  Dear Everyone of You: Enclosed is a very valuable photo which was taken a couple of years ago. I wish we would be that young again! After you have… Continue reading Young Capa