Please find information on the International Center of Photography’s upcoming Fall season of free public programs presented by the Center for Visual Culture.
These programs invite artists, critics, storytellers, academics, and other experts to respond to both the themes embodied by our upcoming ICP Museum exhibition, Eugene Richards: The Run-On of Time (on view starting September 27), and the images that shape contemporary culture and current events today.
Most programs are FREE but advanced registration is required and take place at the ICP Museum located at 250 Bowery, New York, NY 10012. Nearest transportation is by Subway, F to 2nd Avenue, B,D,F,M, or 6 to Broadway-Lafayette; J or Z to Bowery; N or R to Prince Street.
Upcoming Public Programs include:
Eugene Richards on The Run-On of Time
Friday, September 28 | 6:30-8 PM
The essential photographer sheds light on the themes, stories, and images that have shaped his forty-five year career and his retrospective on view at the ICP Museum.
Optics: Visual Culture and Electoral Politics
Wednesday, October 3 | 6:30-8 PM
From campaign posters and graphic identities to politicians’ self-styled photographs and social media presences, this session of Optics: A New Way of Seeing Contemporary Culture deconstructs the increasingly complex visual culture of politics.
A Tale of Two Crises: Reading Images of Social Epidemic
Wednesday, October 10 | 6:30-8 PM
Imagemakers Jeffrey Stockbridge and Ivan Flores, along with scholars Helena Hansen and Michael Shaw, discuss historical and contemporary depiction of America’s war on drugs.
All Used Up: Dismantling the Gaze x Queering the Collection
Wednesday, October 17 | 6:30-8 PM
A night of screenings, readings, and performances featuring artists William E. Jones, Allison Parrish, Christopher Clary, and special guest shawne michaelain holloway, followed by a panel discussion moderated by Nayland Blake.
For Freedoms: Home and Abroad
Tuesday, October 30 | 6:30-8 PM
ICP hosts a town hall on personal and civic freedoms both home and abroad, as part of For Freedom’s 50 State Initiative.
Reimagining the Image: Tyler Mitchell
Wednesday, November 7 | 6:30-8 PM
An evening with photographer and filmmaker Tyler Mitchell, whose work stands at the intersection of photography, fashion, art, and film and who recently became the first black photographer to shoot the cover of Vogue.
Dismantling the Gaze: The Spiritual Hunt
Tuesday, November 13 | 6:30-8 PM
Curator and Art+Feminism co-founder Jacqueline Maybe presents a lecture and guided mediation that explores themes of identity, care, and community.
Optics: Going Viral—GIFs, Memes, and Insta-fame
Wednesday, December 5 | 6:30-8 PM
This session of Optics invites artists and thinkers to examine the visuality, vitality, and consumption of visual internet culture.
International Center of Photography
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