International Center of Photography

A must-see destination for photography aficionados, the International Center of Photography (ICP) is one of the most important institutions for photographic art in the world. The ICP features a photography museum with a rotating schedule of exhibitions, a renowned photography school with state-of-the-art facilities attended by more than 5000 students each year and a research facility which houses over 100,000 works including rare and vintage photos.

Photographic Art Museum

International Center of Photography
The exhibitions at the ICP Museum, located at 250 Bowery in downtown Manhattan offer visitors a mix of both historical works of photographic art as well as contemporary collections. The images and videos on display are sometimes provocative, sometimes political and always thought-provoking. The museum features two floors of exhibitions which showcase a rotating display of works from ICP’s vast collection as well as visiting shows. Exhibits cover an extensive range of subject matter that cover a range of topics. The creative exhibits are inspiring to those who love to use a camera, and captivating for those who simply enjoy the beauty of photography.

The School at ICP

International Center of Photography’s School is a world-renowned institution which attracts draws students from all around the globe. Located in midtown Manhattan and spanning 27,000 square-feet, the state-of-the-art facility features a digital media lab and a professional shooting studio. The school’s Continuing Education program offers over 400 courses year-round which cover a wide range of skills from traditional film and darkroom practice to digital photography. Lecture series and workshops are also available. The School at ICP also offers advanced students one-year certificate programs in documentary photography and photojournalism and a two-year graduate program in advanced photographic studies which leads to a Master of Fine Arts degree. The school also features a student exhibition gallery as well as a library and student lounge.

The ICP Research Center

Since the ICP opened its doors in 1974, it has garnered a massive collection of photographic materials with over 100,000 items, now housed at the ICP’s space in Mana Contemporary in Jersey City, ICP’s collection features works that date back to the earliest photographic processes such as daguerreotypes, the first widely used form of photography and gelatin silver, used to make black and white prints from negatives. The Research Center boasts in its holdings a wealth of American and European documentary photography.

Visiting International Center of Photography

The ICP Museum is open 10am to 6pm Tuesday through Sunday; Thursdays it is open until 9pm. School groups are welcome and all group visits require reservations three weeks in advance. Details about their programs and other special tours can be found on their website. ICP at Mana Contemporary is open by appointment.

Locations: ICP Museum: 250 Bowery, New York, NY 10012
ICP School: 1114 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY, 10036
ICP at Mana Contemporary: 888 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07306

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