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A Short History of Photography: From the ICP Collection Honoring Willis E. Hartshorn, Ehrenkranz Director

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Add to Calendar 18-05-2012 02-09-2012 15 A Short History of Photography: From the ICP Collection Honoring Willis E. Hartshorn, Ehrenkranz Director In honor of its Ehrenkranz Director Willis Hartshorn, the International Center of Photography presents an engaging survey of its vast and unique collection of photographs. Founded in 1975, as part of the original concept for the Center, the photograph collection at ICP now contains well over 100,000 photographs, ranging from the 1840s to the present. This provocative selection by ICP Chief Curator Brian Wallis is an investigation of the aesthetics and uses of photographic images, and includes well-loved classics as well as little-known works by anonymous photographers. One of the hallmarks of the collection is a focus on alternative histories of photography, including marginalized social practices of photography as well as popular and nonart approaches to the medium. Eugene Atget, W. Eugene Smith, Cindy Sherman, Walker Evans, and Andre Kertesz are among the photographers included in this wide-ranging exhibition. http://www.nymetroparents.com/2015neweventinfo.cfm?id=113119 International Center of Photography true DD/MM/YYYY
May 18, 2012 through September 02, 2012
International Center of Photography
New York
All Ages

Description: In honor of its Ehrenkranz Director Willis Hartshorn, the International Center of Photography presents an engaging survey of its vast and unique collection of photographs. Founded in 1975, as part of the original concept for the Center, the photograph collection at ICP now contains well over 100,000 photographs, ranging from the 1840s to the present. This provocative selection by ICP Chief Curator Brian Wallis is an investigation of the aesthetics and uses of photographic images, and includes well-loved classics as well as little-known works by anonymous photographers. One of the hallmarks of the collection is a focus on alternative histories of photography, including marginalized social practices of photography as well as popular and nonart approaches to the medium. Eugene Atget, W. Eugene Smith, Cindy Sherman, Walker Evans, and Andre Kertesz are among the photographers included in this wide-ranging exhibition.

Address: 1114 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036
Phone: 212-857-0000
Website: icp.org

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