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Address: 250 Bowery, New York City, NY 10012-3010
Phone Number: 12128570000
10:00 - 18:00
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The International Center of Photography (ICP) is the world's leading...

The International Center of Photography (ICP) is the world's leading institution dedicated to photography and visual culture. Through our exhibitions, school, public programs, and community outreach, we offer an open forum for dialogue about the role images play in our culture. Since our founding, we have presented more than 700 exhibitions and offered thousands of classes, providing instruction at every level. ICP is a center where photographers and artists, students, and scholars can create and interpret the world of the image.

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“Public, Private, Secret” (through January 8, 2017), artists try to make sense of the torrent of images unleashed by YouTube, social media, surveillance cameras and more, as older... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
New York City, New York
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Boston, MA
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We have enjoyed wonderful exhibits at the former location but this visit to the new museum was depressing. In addition to entering through the food area, the show "Public, Private, Secret" was in a much smaller display area than was used at the former site. We did not enjoy this somewhat chaotic show but do understand that the museum wanted... More 

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Lisboa, Portugal
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

There's nothing interesting to see here but morden rubish and pretensious art. I paid 14 usd expecting to see something original and unique, but there was nothing like that at this place. I'm used to visit the MEP (Maison Européenne de la Photographie), in Paris, twice a year, and that's allways a really nice place to go, with nice exibitions.... More 

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This museum did not click with us. Very modern and largely video based. There were about 6 artists featured - only one got our interest. Tickets are $14.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I am all for pushing the envelop in photography, but the current exhibit, "Public, Private, Secret," just doesn't work. It's cutting edge in terms of using social media imagery to reflect contemporary changes in the boundaries of public and private, but those images lack any aesthetic value. I was hoping that the museum was more than just the current exhibit... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

“Public, Private, Secret” (through January 8, 2017), artists try to make sense of the torrent of images unleashed by YouTube, social media, surveillance cameras and more, as older works from the 36-exposure era stand in contrast. It was very unsettling to see Kim Kardashian’s selfies between works by Andy Warhol and Cindy Sherman, for example. But that is the point... More 

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Cedar Grove, New Jersey
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was expecting some great photography but was extremely disappointed in the current exhibits. Instead, there are video clips that seemed to have little meaning and photographs that seemed to have no connection as part of one exhibit. It was a waste of money.

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Gijon, Spain
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Considering NYC is one of the world capitols for photography, the exhibits here are worthy of middle school students. Very nice space, but some of the most worthless art I've seen. Do not recommend and will not be returning.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I can't believe anyone would find this interesting enough to pay for. We have visited ICP on quite a few occasions and enjoyed most of the shows. This particular one titled "Public, Private, Secret" was one of the worst exhibits I have seen anywhere. Its images and videos from various social media sites. ICP must be desperate for material.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

I was a longtime member of ICP, used to take classes and attend exhibits at the old 5th Ave space, 1130 5th/Willard Straight mansion and then at the 1133 6th Ave space. 6th Ave had great gallery space and a wonderful bookstore. I know they lost that space (to Steinway). I was excited when ICP finally opened in the E... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

I was extremely disappointed with the ICP in its new location and the present exhibit, which was concerned with the topic of surveillance and voyeurism.

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