ICP
International Center of Photography

The International Center of Photography (ICP) is the world’s leading institution dedicated to photography and visual culture.

Cornell Capa founded ICP in 1974 to preserve the legacy of “concerned photography” – the creation of socially and politically minded images that have the potential to educate and change the world – and the center’s mission endures today, even as the photographic medium and imagemaking practices have evolved. Through its exhibitions, school, public programs, and community outreach, ICP offers an open forum for dialogue about the role that photographs, videos, and new media play in our society. To date, it has presented more than 700 exhibitions and offered thousands of classes at every level.

ICP brings together photographers, artists, students, and scholars to create and interpret the realm of the image. Here, members of this unique community are encouraged to explore photography and visual culture as mediums of empowerment and as catalysts for wide-reaching social change.

Authored Articles
William Klein: YES
Photographs, Paintings, Films, 1948–2013
Street photographer. Fashion photographer. Painter. Graphic designer. Abstract artist. Writer. Filmmaker. Book maker...
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But Still, It Turns
Recent Photography from the World
Through photographs, the prism of time is illuminated and breaks to clarity. We see the components and how they...
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I Can Make You Feel Good
Tyler Mitchell
This exhibition comes at a critical time in our culture when so many are challenging pre-existing representations and taking...
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Southern Rites / Gillian Laub
Various engagements / 2020–2023
This small town symbolized the archetype of pastoral American life. Yet this idyllic place was also held hostage by...
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Capa in Color
Sep 17, 2019 – Jan 26, 2020
Capa regularly used color film from the '40s until his death in 1954. Some of these photographs were published...
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Magnum Manifesto
70 years of Magnum Photos
This landmark exhibition celebrates the 70th anniversary of Magnum Photos, founded by Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, David Seymour and...
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Our 6th Year Anniversary
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We are rounding out our fifth year with nearly 3 million visits strong. A very exciting journey it has been, indeed.
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You can no longer quiet me with the redness of little leaves opening stickily. I know what I know....
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Future Now Symposium 2021
April 28 – May 31, 2021
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I Know How Furiously Your Heart Is Beating
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This exhibition comprised of large scale portraits and interiors focuses on Soth’s depiction of the individual, posing questions about...
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A Matter of Black Lives
ARTPIL / Prescription .117
Following the murder of George Floyd by police officers, demonstrations across the U.S. and beyond ignite against racism and...
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Photo London 2019
May 16–19, 2019 / Somerset House
Photo London is a place to encounter the most innovative emerging artists and new works by established masters, comprised...
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Look Back on 2017
ARTPIL / Prescription .025
So here we are, the last day of the year, 2017. We are wrapping up our first 6 months,...
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ICP
International Center of Photography

The International Center of Photography (ICP) is the world’s leading institution dedicated to photography and visual culture.

Cornell Capa founded ICP in 1974 to preserve the legacy of “concerned photography” – the creation of socially and politically minded images that have the potential to educate and change the world – and the center’s mission endures today, even as the photographic medium and imagemaking practices have evolved. Through its exhibitions, school, public programs, and community outreach, ICP offers an open forum for dialogue about the role that photographs, videos, and new media play in our society. To date, it has presented more than 700 exhibitions and offered thousands of classes at every level.

ICP brings together photographers, artists, students, and scholars to create and interpret the realm of the image. Here, members of this unique community are encouraged to explore photography and visual culture as mediums of empowerment and as catalysts for wide-reaching social change.

Authored Articles
William Klein: YES
Photographs, Paintings, Films, 1948–2013
Street photographer. Fashion photographer. Painter. Graphic designer. Abstract artist. Writer. Filmmaker. Book maker...
+
But Still, It Turns
Recent Photography from the World
Through photographs, the prism of time is illuminated and breaks to clarity. We see the components and how they...
+
I Can Make You Feel Good
Tyler Mitchell
This exhibition comes at a critical time in our culture when so many are challenging pre-existing representations and taking...
+
Southern Rites / Gillian Laub
Various engagements / 2020–2023
This small town symbolized the archetype of pastoral American life. Yet this idyllic place was also held hostage by...
+
Capa in Color
Sep 17, 2019 – Jan 26, 2020
Capa regularly used color film from the '40s until his death in 1954. Some of these photographs were published...
+
Magnum Manifesto
70 years of Magnum Photos
This landmark exhibition celebrates the 70th anniversary of Magnum Photos, founded by Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, David Seymour and...
+
RELATED ARTICLES
International Women’s Day / 2024
Artpil / Prescription .148
Founded over 100 years ago evolving through various names and dates, this fulcrum of women’s rights...
+
Our 6th Year Anniversary
ARTPIL / Prescription .141
We are rounding out our fifth year with nearly 3 million visits strong. A very exciting journey it has been, indeed.
+
ARTPIL / Prescription .138
Beauty Is Not Enough
You can no longer quiet me with the redness of little leaves opening stickily. I know what I know....
+
Black History Month
ARTPIL / Prescription .136
While the U.S. moves to dissolve Civil Rights oversight and state governments act to ban books that tell an...
+
Future Now Symposium 2021
April 28 – May 31, 2021
This symposium is an exploration of 21st century culture through art, bringing together key institutions, galleries, publications, and artists...
+
I Know How Furiously Your Heart Is Beating
Alec Soth
This exhibition comprised of large scale portraits and interiors focuses on Soth’s depiction of the individual, posing questions about...
+
A Matter of Black Lives
ARTPIL / Prescription .117
Following the murder of George Floyd by police officers, demonstrations across the U.S. and beyond ignite against racism and...
+
Photo London 2019
May 16–19, 2019 / Somerset House
Photo London is a place to encounter the most innovative emerging artists and new works by established masters, comprised...
+
Look Back on 2017
ARTPIL / Prescription .025
So here we are, the last day of the year, 2017. We are wrapping up our first 6 months,...
+
Mountain Ranch by Michael Crouser
University of Texas Press
This powerful photo essay traces the last vestiges of a tradition that exerts a universal fascination and mystique, the...
+
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