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
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
It is refreshing to see photobooks from India that do not present the usual orientalist tropes - the bright reds, the sadhus in saffron, the ash covered faces, the Kumbh, the Ganges, Rajasthan and a funeral pyre by a river. Most of these tropes are not false, they do exist. But there is another way… Continue reading An Angsty Red Cat Waiting for the End of Time
We are pleased to introduce a post by Rahul Majumdar 'A photobook is an autonomous art form, comparable with a piece of sculpture, a play or a film. The photographs lose their own photographic character as things ‘in themselves’ and become parts, translated into printing ink, of a dramatic event called a book’ -Ralph Prins, in… Continue reading The Photobook is an Art Object.
As promised, here is the second installment of my 2018 acquisition blurbs. Caleb’s Guide To ICP Library New Acquisitions part 2 ~ EINSTEIN STUDIO - TOKYO/JAPAN JUN 2018 At the New York Art Book Fair we acquired a few issues of Einstein Studio’s ongoing monthly series “Tokyo/Japan”. JUN 2018 is the latest that we have… Continue reading Caleb’s Guide To ICP Library New Acquisitions 2018 part 2
Women with Cameras (Self Portrait) is a collection of vernacular photographs of women making images of themselves in a mirror, often using point-and-shoot or flip-phone cameras, often with the flash on. These images, carefully selected by Collier, predate the proliferation of smartphones, and act as a capsule folk history of the personal camera in… Continue reading Women with [Rolie, disposable & blackberry] Cameras: From Vivan Maier to Kim Kardashian