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International Center of Photography Museum

1133 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd Street, New York City, NY 10036
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Ranked #300 of 873 Attractions in New York City
Type: Art Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Owner description: 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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Sheffield, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

This review of for the exhibition in November 2014 which are the black and white photographs of Sebastiao Salgado, a brazilian photographer of international status. The photographs are of landscapes, wildlife and indigenous people of the world. This is truly a brilliant exhibition and you should not miss the chance to see it. You will not regret it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

I like the IPC because it's a photo museum that often hosts interesting exhibitions. However, considering that the museum is the leading photo museum in New York, one expect more. The museum is rather small and the exhibitions could be presented better. Now it's an ongoing exhibition by the brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado, however, he is not introduced by one... More

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Hartsdale, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The current exhibit at ICP is one of the most beautiful shows of black and white photography I've seen in years. The prints are gorgeous and this substantial show, which fills both floors of the museum, is beautifully hung and lit. If you can't make it to New York for the show, order the catalog - it, too, is beautifully... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 via mobile

We have visited this centre on a number of occasions over the last few years and never been disappointed by the work on show. Again, on this trip, we were impressed by the stunning Salgado images and also the background relating to his career and his battle for conservation. Our only criticism would relate not to the exhibits, but to... More

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Leola, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I walked around the exhibits with my emotions on my sleeve. The images were spectacular and there were dozens that I would love to have hanging in my home!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

The International Center for Photography right around the corner from Bryant Park in midtown is not a huge space and is actually moving downtown after the current exhibition. Whenever you're reading this, definitely check it out if you like photography and make a point to visit the great little gift shop if you or someone you know is interested in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We went to see the Sebastiao Salgado exhibit and were very impressed! The museum is small, but the gallery spaces are very nice and showed off his all black and white photography very well. This was a focused visit and so we did not try the cafe or even visit the shop. The museum is going to move, but will... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I have visited the international Museum of Photography a couple of times and the exhibits have been very compelling. The first one was the work of Lewis Hines, the great photographer of American workers and immigrants. Recently I saw the amazing Genesis exhibition by Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado. The photographs of natural scenery from remote parts of the globe and... More

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Harpswell, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This is not a large space (and they're going to move downtown), and it apparently features a single photographer, so how it goes will depend on who is being shown. The one I saw was tremendous, Sebastião Salgado: Genesis, now through January 2015. Incredible landscapes and indigenous people. Thus, if you're looking for something different in Times Square, this is... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Visited in July 2014 when there was an exhibition of Latin American photography which was diverse and challenging, The gift shop was excellent. Would be great if this museum had more space to display it's permanent collection.

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