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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 #297 of 830 attractions in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Very interesting glimpse at the few color pictures Frank Capa shot during and after World War 2. His talent did indeed transfer very well to the color medium and his many travels and acquaintances provide for a number of memorable pictures. Orson Welles,Picasso,Ingrid Bergman,Steinbeck among others show up. Such a pity he tragically died all too early in Indochina while... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Went to visit because of the Capa exhibition and was not disappointed. Very well laid out, comprehensive for his coloured photos. Capa happens to be my hero and I can say, I Even know the correct explanation of his name, Capa. All the numerous books I read about him do not! The book shop is very good, but visit it... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Robert Capa, best known for his black and white war photos, also adopted color for many magazine assignments. A great exhibition underway here of these color photos. A don't miss for lovers of great photography. There's a small cafe downstairs with excellent cappacino to take a break. The other exhibition of the uses of digital techniques with photography isn't to... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

It is on the smaller side, but when it has an interesting exhibit, this museum is well worth a few hours of your vacation!

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

I never travel to New York without a visit to this fantastic museum. They always have incredible exhibitions like the one this January about Lewis Hine. The shop is always worth a visit too. I tend to buy all my postcards there which I'll send my friends abroad (or to keep for myself).

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Bellmawr, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

I was excepting a bigger museum. There is no permanent Collection . There is 2 of floors exhibits they change often. admission to the museum is a bit pricey, But your in NYC.

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Stuttgart, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Went there, because we´re photography-lovers and were not dissapointed. Interesting exhibition, especially downstairs. But it´s not bige, so the price (18$?) seem a little too much.

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

i went for the Lewis Hine exhibition but was surprised and blown away by the Zoe Strauss exhibit! i like that the exhibits are a digestible size--not too overwhelming but deep enough to get a true appreciation of the artist's work.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

How much you enjoy the museum will depend on the quality of the current exhibit. The Lewis Hines exhibit on the first half of the 20th century was very interesting. The exhibit on amateur photography of the JFK assassination was mildly interesting. The exhibit upstairs of current work could have been entitled "Things that struck me as interesting, particularly including... More

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

A recent trip to see the Lewis Hine exhibition, reminded me how reliable a venue ICP is. It seems that there's always something worth seeing, and the Hine show was no exception. Other displays were more mixed, however, they still revealed the ambitious and catholic curating at ICP. Highly recommended. (Note the entrance fee of $14 can be avoided on... More

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