“Is history not simply that time when we were not born?” writes Roland Barthes in the very beginning of the second chapter of his book — Camera Lucida. In several paragraphs afterwards, Barthes describes his process “of looking for the truth of the face I had love” examining the photographs of time when he was… Continue reading On Memory
ICP Library Display Exhibition Eugene Atget. Eugene Atget. Millerton, NY: Aperture, 1980. TR653 .A83 1980 Roger Ballen. House project. London: Oodee, 2015. TR647 .B255 2015 Erich Hartmann. Where I was. Wien: Otto Muller, 2000. TR659.8 .H37 2000 David King. The commissar vanishes. New York: Metropolitan Books, 1997. TR85 .K55 Ulrich Mack. Kennedy in Berlin, 50th… Continue reading On Memory. Book List
ICP Library Display Exhibition The display had been sitting empty for two years so we threw in a quick portraiture survey. Jamie Hawkesworth. Preston Bus Station. New York: Dashwood Books, 2017. TR681.Y6 .H382 2017 Deana Lawson. Deana Lawson: An Aperture Monograph. Aparture, 2018. TR140 .L384 2018 Jen Davis. Eleven Years. Heidelberg: Kehrer, 2014. TR681.W6 .D3811… Continue reading Some portraiture books. Book List
1. What are archives meant to do? Materials held in suspension for eternity, they hover between the inert death of purpose and a potential for future measurement. Like embalmed body parts in an Egyptian tomb meant to transport ritual order from the past to our world. Do we understand it entirely? Like an annoying child… Continue reading Pablo Lerma: Greenfield and forensic imagination
"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
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
Check out these great puzzles from our collections blog!
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 Men], ca. 1860 (2.2001)
This ambrotype of a pair of unidentified men as a playable puzzle is here.
Unidentified Photographer, [Two Unidentified Women], ca. 1842 (2007.74.1)
This daguerreotype of two unidentified women as a playable puzzle is here.
Unidentified Photographer, [Unidentified Girl with Statuette], ca. 1850 (2009.22.1)
This daguerreotype of an an unidentified girl and statuette as a playable puzzle is here.
This stereoview of Mansur’s Stationery Establishment as a devilishly difficult playable puzzle here.
Carleton Watkins (1829-1916), From the “Best general View,” Mariposa Trail, Yosemite Valley, Mariposa…
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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 of the 10x10 Japanese Photobooks collection, and we originally wrote them up as part of… Continue reading Japanese Photo Book Monday #1
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.
Unidentified Photographer, [Iceman], ca. 1875 (2007.54.9)
A PDF of this cool iceman is here.
Unidentified Photographer, [Blacksmith], ca. 1860 (77.2004)
A PDF of this beguiling blacksmith is here.
A PDF of this far-out farrier is here.
Unidentified Photographer, [Unidentified Man with Camera], ca. 1875 (2008.57.5)
A PDF of this bookish photographer is here.
Unidentified Photographer, [House Painter], ca. 1875 (2008.81.52)
A PDF of this out of this world painter is here.
Six tintypes, portraits of workers “working,” with us workers “working from home” in mind. Please download, print…
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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 languages through Gesso, and see more ways they can engage with ICP from anywhere. Register here:… Continue reading We Reign Supreme