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International Center of Photography Museum

Address: 1133 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd Street, New York City, NY 10036 (Midtown)
Phone Number: 212-857-0000
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Ranked #263 of 1,619 things to do in New York City
Type: Specialty museums, Art museums, Museums
Owner description: The International Center of Photography (ICP) is a world-class museum & school dedicated to...
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Type: Specialty museums, Art museums, Museums
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Tue - Thu 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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New York, NY
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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.

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Toronto, Canada
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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 

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London, United Kingdom
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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 

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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.

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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 

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Toronto, Canada
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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!

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Sheffield, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

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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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

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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