International Center of Photography


While i was preparing the photo collage, i needed some inspiration. I’ve never taken a photo with a real camera before starting to learn a graphic design, in that matter i wanted to see how real photographers work with a camera. I visited international Center of Photography(ICP) and now 4 exhibitions are on view, which are “Zoe Strauss“, “JFK November 22, 1963” and two exhibits by “Lewis Hine“. It was not allowed to take a photo of photos in the frame on the wall, so I recommend you to go and see in person.

In “Zoe Strauss”, a philadelphia-based photographer best known for her images of the overlooked aspects of life, you can see a lot of photos about portraits of people and place in a very realistic way. In my personal opinion, some photos about our mundane and everyday life are  very realistic, so i felt so sad. Of course, you can see her wit in photos using the sentence on the wall and the surrounding area like “We will win” and “If you break the skin, you must come in.” I guess now your curiosity forces you to go there.;-)

I really like the exhibits by Lewis Hine. One exhibit is about Lewis Hine’s entire life’s work and the other is “the future of America”, which Hine captured the look of labor and industry in transition.  They are black-and-white pictures. Even though the contents are serious, the photos are so beautiful and poetic to me. I really recommend to see those exhibitions.

“I wanted to show the thing that had to be corrected; I wanted to show the things that had to be appreciated.” – Lewis Hine

In ” JKF November 22, 1963: A Bystander’s View of History”, you can see photos from unknown viewers and professional photographers. Even though i am not an American, It was quite touching exhibits of this well-known mysterious tragedy. I was so impressed how photography remembered the history in the different views.

$10 for students

1133 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036
Phone: 212.857.0000

Tuesday–Thursday: 10 am–6 pm
Friday: 10 am–8 pm
Saturday–Sunday: 10 am–6 pm
Closed: Mondays


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Hyunju Seo

Student at Parsons

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