Our presentation of “Touching Reality” is the US debut of an important work by a globally renown artist. ICP Triennial artist Thomas Hirschhorn will be discussing his article ”Why is it Important Today to Show and Look at Images of Destroyed Human Bodies,” which provides the arguments…
We’re busy getting ready for “A Different Kind of Order: The ICP Triennial,” opening this Friday, May 17!
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Photofeast invites you to contribute to Parson’s annual Feast Week hosted in the photo studios at Parsons The New School for Art and Design. The week will take place from May 20-25 with several different events going on. All NYC photography programs are welcome to submit work in answer to the open call and attend any and all events of the week.
This is a chance to gather as a community of artists and photographers and share our ideas. Past shows have been a major success with students participating from Pratt, NYU Tisch, ICP, Cooper Union, SVA, Hunter College, FIT, and Laguardia Community College, all of which are invited again to submit their work.
If students wish to participate in Feast Week, but not necessarily submit work to be curated, there are more open events inviting all students to bring work for pin-up or trade (zine trade, pin-up show/print trade).
Happy Birthday Cornell Capa!
Today we celebrate the birthday of ICP’s founder, Cornell Capa.
Born in Budapest, Capa moved to Paris in 1936 to join his brother, legendary war photographer Robert Capa. Although he had intended to study medicine, Cornell was drawn to photography through his brother and began making prints for him, as well as for Henri Cartier-Bresson and Chim (David Seymour), and in 1937 he moved to New York to pursue a career.
After he had worked in the darkrooms of the Pix agency and LIFE for a few years, his first photo story was published in Picture Post in 1939. During World War II, Capa worked for the US Army Air Corps Photo-Intelligence Unit and the Army Air Corps’s public relations department. In 1946, he became a staff photographer at LIFE, based mainly in the American Midwest, and covered some three hundred assignments over the next three years. He was the magazine’s resident photographer in England for two years, after which he returned to the United States.
Upon Robert’s death in 1954, Capa left LIFE to continue his borther’s work at Magnum. Over the next twenty years, Capa photographed many important stories for Magnum, including the activities of the Perón government in Argentina; the Democratic National Conventions of 1956, 1960 and 1968; and John F. Kennedy’s first hundred days in office.
In the mid-1970s he devoted himself more to the care and promotion of other photographers’ work through his International Fund for Concerned Photography. In 1974, he organized the exhibition The Concerned Photographer, which led to the establishment of the International Center of Photography. ICP’s mission was to give support to photography as a means of communication and creative expression, and to the preservation of photographic archives as a vital component of twentieth-century history. Capa served as ICP’s Director Emeritus until his death in 2008.
HAppy Birthday Cornell from the Pratt BFA Photo Dept.
On view through May 5th
1133 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd Street, New York, NY
Book Signing with Barney Kulok
Friday, March 22, 2013
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
1133 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd StreetNew York, N.Y.
Join photographer Barney Kulok for a book signing of his monograph Building: Louis I. Kahn at Roosevelt Island.
Holding on so tightly to what I believed was sanity yet consumed by fear of depression and schizophrenia prevented me from being fully present to her reality. She slowly slipped away from the aggressive paranoia of my youth to an almost calming sense of delusion.
As a young boy, I watched…
SEE Pratt Photo professor Josua Lutz talk tonight at ICP
Join ICP Curator Cynthia Young at the School at ICP for her lecture on Chim. As the curator of the Robert Capa Archive at ICP, she organized the ICP exhibition We Went Back: Photographs from Europe 1933–1956 by Chim
Join us tomorrow night with Magnum photographer Peter van Agtmael and ICP Curator Cynthia Young for a walkthrough of the exhibition We Went Back: Photographs from Europe 1933–1956 by Chim, on view through May 5.
Where: ICP museum
When: Thursday, March 7, 7:00pm–8:30pm
Moderator: Phillip S. Block
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