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
From the Cornell Capa papers: Magnum coverage of election season, 1968
In spring of 1968, Magnum photographers began outlining their coverage of the upcoming 1968 election. In this statement of purpose issued by Lee Jones, photographers are assigned to cover the candidates and issues of the upcoming election. Lee states: “ALL OF THE ATTACHED IS FLOUR OUT OF WHICH WE SHOULD BAKE THE CAKE FOR PRESENTATION.… Continue reading From the Cornell Capa papers: Magnum coverage of election season, 1968
Magnum Contact Sheets: 139 Contact Sheets by 69 Photographers
The book I chose to write about is a book that allows you to look into the working process of photojournalists. It starts with the work of photographers in the 1930s and 1940s, showing manly war photography. Later you see many pictures that were taken at special occasions as for example during the arrival of… Continue reading Magnum Contact Sheets: 139 Contact Sheets by 69 Photographers
Magnum Contact Sheets: An Interview with Kristen Lubben
International Center of Photography Curator Kristen Lubben discusses her recent book and exhibition Magnum Contact Sheets. Russet Lederman: How did the idea for the Magnum Contact Sheets book develop? Kristen Lubben: The idea of archives was on everyone’s mind, partly as a result of the New York Magnum office having just sent their “working prints”… Continue reading Magnum Contact Sheets: An Interview with Kristen Lubben
From Where to Infinity?
From Where to Infinity? The Library has been combing through the ICP story in the past year. This is a very Zen activity, with one day per week allotted to our certified archivist-librarian, thanks to the generous support of an anonymous donor. I have thoroughly enjoyed seeing what some of the strata have yielded: a… Continue reading From Where to Infinity?