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International Center of Photography Museum

1133 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd Street, New York City, NY 10036
212-857-0000
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Ranked #335 of 863 Attractions in New York City
Type: Specialty Museums, Art Museums
Owner description: The International Center of Photography (ICP) is a world-class museum & school dedicated to exploring the possibilities of the photographic medium... more » 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. « less
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84 reviews 84 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I love to visit this museum because there are always interesting exhibits with classic and creative photography. The entrance fee can be a little pricey for such a small exhibit space, but there are options for evenings and donation only. The gift shop has wonderful gifts for photography buffs as well as unique souvenirs of New York that I haven... More

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New York City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I enjoy coming here to see the new exhibits. It's a small museum, but they often have unique and interesting photos from both well known and lesser known photographers.

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Trondheim, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Worth a visit, but check to see what's on. When I visited the exhibitons where mostly street photos on the political history of Latin America, arcitecture, and the main one about nature and human influence on nature. Not really my favorite topics. Found out later that they do have a lot of classes in the summer - With a wide... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

What a scam! Since photography is my hobby I was so exited to see some famous photos and since the place is called a museum. Imagine my disappointment when a discoved a two floors little building with not even one famous photo . The place had only two exhibitions ,about 10 photos upstairs and more downstairs by "famous" south American... More

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Aurora, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The exposition is pretty small, only several rooms. It took us around 30 minutes to see the exhibition, and we didn't like it at all. My understanding is they don't have a permanent collection and exhibits change regularly, so check on their website if current exhibit is of any interest. At the time of our visit (December 2013) there was... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This museum is very small. For the price, $14, please take your time and enjoy the galleries. Even though it is small, it did offer some really great artwork-including some old photos of world war 2. I was hoping for more of the D-Day photos when I read that this exhibit was there, but the ones they hung were great.... More

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