Monday, February 17, 2020

Checking out the new International Center of Photography at Essex Crossing

The International Center of Photography (ICP) opened in its new four-story home in Essex Crossing on Jan. 25.

I finally had the chance to check out the space (I missed the media preview!) at 79 Essex St. between Delancey and Broome the other evening.

The four opening exhibits, with links to their descriptions, are:

Tyler Mitchell: I Can Make You Feel Good

CONTACT HIGH: A Visual History of Hip-Hop

James Coupe: Warriors

The Lower East Side: Selections from the ICP Collection

And here are a few random photos of the photos and exhibits...

The space is much better suited to the work than its rather unwelcoming home of a few years on the Bowery, which featured dimly light basement galleries. The new building reunites the ICP school and library, and will also offer public programming. (A cafe is coming soon too.)

The current exhibits are up through May 18. The ICP is open every day from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (to 9 p.m. on Thursdays). They are closed on Tuesdays. You can find admission price and other details at this link.


sophocles said...

I haven't been to the new space yet, but it has to be an improvement, as the Bowery location was remarkably unappealing.

Anonymous said...

it looks like a giant amp that i would like to plug in and PLAY!

Anonymous said...

*play THROUGH! apologies, it's early!