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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 #337 of 851 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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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Athough the collections are poignant and diverse, the limited number of photographs is disappointing. Really just a floor and a half of display that is an hour or so of viewing. a fearured exhibition of WWII photographs was only 10 prints, set up in the cafe area. The larger, and featured exhibit of Latin American photography chronicled political, social change... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Full disclosure here but my daughter did some volunteer/intern work at ICP and I went to look at an exhibition with which she had assisted the curator called "What is a photograph." There was also an exhibition of the work by Capa - the war and travel photographer that had snapped the powerful image of a man being shot in... More

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Durango, Colorado
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

love this place!! small enough for a quick visit but truly spectacular exhibits!! Great location. There's a coffee shop. Love the atmosphere here!!

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Kinnelon, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

ICP has some really nice exhibits from well known photographers and some not so well known artist. They offer a nice collection of mediums for everyone's taste. ICP also has a fabulous photography school for the professional who is looking to prefect his/her skill to the amateur. This is worth the visit

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