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International Center of Photography Museum

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Address: 250 Bowery, New York City, NY 10012
Phone Number: 12128570000
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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The International Center of Photography (ICP) is the world's leading...

The International Center of Photography (ICP) is the world's leading institution dedicated to photography and visual culture. Through our exhibitions, school, public programs, and community outreach, we offer an open forum for dialogue about the role images play in our culture. Since our founding, we have presented more than 700 exhibitions and offered thousands of classes, providing instruction at every level. ICP is a center where photographers and artists, students, and scholars can create and interpret the world of the image.

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A beautiful space

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 13, 2014
London, United Kingdom
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I went to the Public, Private, Secret exhibition at the museum. There were a lot more videos than I was interested in viewing, but luckily, there were also a lot of photographs. The photographs were disturbing and interesting and thought provoking. Afterwards, I had to go to the Peter Lik gallery to clear my brain :)

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ICP has always been a place for me to refocus my thoughts while checking works from past and current artists. Their new location is even better, as they've introduced a free space upon entry with seating, perfect for discussing works with friends after a walkthrough. The fully stocked cafe is now located at the ground floor right at entry,... More 

Thank Vladimir W
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited them several years ago when they were in mid town. This time, it was their second day after new opening in SOHO. Looks to me, exhibit area became small. This time, they show their interest more on contemporary photos, and not so much of historical prints. Make sure to bring your camera because SOHO area is a full... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

I love this museum. I went in when they were showcasing the apartheid history of South Africa and the rise of Nelson Mandela. Very thought-provoking stuff. This place is definitely worth a visit, especially if photography is your thing.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

A must for any photographer (beginner through life-time professional) or anyone interested in a visual history tour

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United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

ICP used to be in Midtown, near Bryant Park, but it's now CLOSED and in the process of moving. Originally it was supposed to reopen in June 2015, then fall 2015 — however the latest news is that it will reopen in early 2016 in the Bowery. I've visited ICP at its old location for many exhibitions, including Salgado's Genesis, and... More 

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Bergen, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We spent some time trying to find this museum, only to discover that it is closed, due to moving locations and will not reopen until the fall, at the earliest. So no need to go and try to see this now!

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McLean, Virginia
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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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