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International Center of Photography Museum

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Address: 1133 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd Street, New York City, NY 10012
Phone Number: 212-857-0000
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Tue - Thu 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

The International Center of Photography (ICP) is a world-class museum &...

The International Center of Photography (ICP) is a world-class museum & school dedicated to exploring the possibilities of the photographic medium through dynamic exhibitions & educational programs. ICP presents a wide range of historical and contemporary photographs in its acclaimed exhibitions, and houses a collection of more than 100,000 original prints that span photography's history. The School at ICP offers full-time master's and certificate programs, part-time and adult coursework, and a Community Programs Office.

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A beautiful space

The ICP makes for a wonderous space for an exhibition. And, visiting to see the Salgado Genesis exhibition makes the space perfect. One grumble was the guided tour of students... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 13, 2014
London, United Kingdom
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

I love this museum. I went in when they were showcasing the apartheid history of South Africa and the rise of Nelson Mandela. Very thought-provoking stuff. This place is definitely worth a visit, especially if photography is your thing.

Thank otolith
Atlanta, Georgia
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130 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

A must for any photographer (beginner through life-time professional) or anyone interested in a visual history tour

Thank JetMags2014
United States
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50 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

ICP used to be in Midtown, near Bryant Park, but it's now CLOSED and in the process of moving. Originally it was supposed to reopen in June 2015, then fall 2015 — however the latest news is that it will reopen in early 2016 in the Bowery. I've visited ICP at its old location for many exhibitions, including Salgado's Genesis, and... More 

4 Thank QuinnTheInuit
Bergen, Norway
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We spent some time trying to find this museum, only to discover that it is closed, due to moving locations and will not reopen until the fall, at the earliest. So no need to go and try to see this now!

7 Thank maria w
McLean, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The Salgado "Genesis" exhibit is incredible. Sadly, the museum will close in this location on Sunday, January 11. It will reopen in the fall on The Bowery. So you only have a few days to see this wonderful work.

1 Thank Joan G
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I highly recommend seeing the Sebastiao Salgado "Genesis" exhibit at the ICPM. I visited on a Friday between 5-8 pm where you pay whatever you can - which is better than the high fee on any other day. His black and white photos span 2 floors of the exhibit and are divided into various geographic locations. The photos are stunning.... More 

1 Thank RP_traveller_2013
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 via mobile

The ICP makes for a wonderous space for an exhibition. And, visiting to see the Salgado Genesis exhibition makes the space perfect. One grumble was the guided tour of students which disturbed too much. While its great that students are taken on guided tours, It would really help if the museum had some ways in getting such guided tours being... More 

1 Thank dhabhawalla
Lafayette, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

When I was there, Sebastião Salgado's Genesis exhibit was being displayed. His photos are all in black and white and show remote areas of the globe that most of us will never see. I plan to return the next time I am in NYC to see whatever exhibit is there when I am.

1 Thank craysnancy
Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The current exhibit at the Center--the work of Sebastiao Salgado--is nothing short of amazing. Likely the finest photography we've ever seen. Beautiful, evocative, interesting. Every time we stepped to a new image, there was another "wow." The quality of the art made the curation of the exhibit all the more disappointing. One learns next to nothing about the photographer or... More 

3 Thank Iambic
Toronto, Canada
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154 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

It was my first time at the ICPM as I went specially for this exhibition. The entry fee is not cheap but if it can help to show beautiful pictures and make people aware of the beauty of our planet... it is OK!

1 Thank ferrere1965

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