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International Center of Photography

Part school, part museum, part library and research center, part public platform and event space, the International Center of Photography is a diverse cultural institution, richly endowed and deftly steered, which can now lay legitimate claim to the status suggested by its ambitious name. Founded in 1974 by Hungarian-American photographer Cornell Capa -- brother of war photographer Robert Capa, who died in Vietnam -- to preserve, support, and foster the tradition of 'concerned photography' as...

Part school, part museum, part library and research center, part public platform and event space, the International Center of Photography is a diverse cultural institution, richly endowed and deftly steered, which can now lay legitimate claim to the status suggested by its ambitious name. Founded in 1974 by Hungarian-American photographer Cornell Capa -- brother of war photographer Robert Capa, who died in Vietnam -- to preserve, support, and foster the tradition of 'concerned photography' as the medium passed its hundredth birthday. Since then, the museum-like organization has exhibited the works of over 3,000 photographers in over 500 exhibitions, often provocatively and comprehensively curated shows staged on a bigger platform than is afforded photography elsewhere. ICP is located in a state-of-the-art facility erected on Sixth Avenue in 2000 (the new school space was opened in 2001) and might just be the best place in the world to encounter the medium.

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1133 6th Ave.
New York City, NY 11036
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Tuesday - Thursday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Friday and Saturday: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM, Sunday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Monday: Closed
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masmith
September 19, 2010
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