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

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)

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 your perusal. My selections are my own and I share them here with you, in… Continue reading Some Photobooks I liked in 2018 (Part One)

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

OMG, Bring a Book! The Library Goes to Critical Jamming

Yours truly and ICP Head Librarian and Archivist Matthew Carson participated in the recent panel From X-Files to The Matrix: Reality Disintegrated, held on Sunday, March 4 at the ICP Museum. In the words of organizer Claudine Boeglin: The 90s. It was an era of hope bracketed between the fall of the Berlin Wall (1989)… Continue reading OMG, Bring a Book! The Library Goes to Critical Jamming

100th Anniversary of Cornell Capa

Today marks the 100th birthday of ICP's founder, Cornell Capa. Many of the books that built the foundation of the ICP library came from the man himself. Many are inscribed with notes, and stickers from his personal library. Even Edie Capa, Cornell's wife has books that have been accessioned into the collection. One of the… Continue reading 100th Anniversary of Cornell Capa

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. This past fall at the Art Book Fair at P.S.1 I bought one of his… Continue reading Stephen Grebinski, Keyed to Masculine Comfort, 2015

“I am in Paris.”

Following conversations with my colleagues at the ICP Library  about an event related to our current photobook display Je est un autre: The Vernacular in Photobooks, I decided to present selections from a small collection of films stills I accumulated in the 1980s when I worked at movie revival houses and non-profits in NYC. Calling… Continue reading “I am in Paris.”