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International Center of Photography Museum

198 Reviews

International Center of Photography Museum

198 Reviews
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nycmom22 wrote a review Jan 2020
New York City, New York2,425 contributions322 helpful votes
It opened 1/25 and we did not want to compete with crowds so waited til 1/26. The building is beautiful, light-filled and perfect for both display and events. Galleries on floors 2 and 3 display several exhibitions. Varied and excellent. I loved the Lower East Side street scenes on 3. Tyler Mitchell’s work on 2 was my other favorite. This museum is right across Essex St from both Essex Market and the Market Line beneath it, each of which is a great stop for lunch. So much to see and to do on the Lower East Side.
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Date of experience: January 2020
CliveNoble wrote a review May 2019
Haifa171 contributions41 helpful votes
We went in to get out of the rain and what a great exhibition of very assorted pieces of photographic work.. highly recommended
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Date of experience: May 2019
RGSOUNDF wrote a review Apr 2019
Mercerville, New Jersey11,685 contributions1,071 helpful votes
Very interesting, thought-provoking and moving exhibition. Mostly featuring portraits by American and international photographers, spanning over 100-plus years, and choosing its subject from the French Resistance to Chinese coal mines, from the NYC 1940s cross-dressers to René Magritte, from Nicaraguan Sandinistas to Leonard Bernstein, and from the party scenes in the Central African Republic of the 1970s to the anti-Vietnam war demonstrations of the 1960s. The viewer is immersed in the slices of the unknown lives and transported by the photographic time machine into past, often distant in time, periods, becoming an observer and a witness to the richness of life, its joys, tragedies and surprises. Famous masters of photography are represented, such as David Seymour (Chim), Robert Capa, Bruce Davidson as well as modern-day photographers, and so are the portraits showcasing the famous and well-remembered to the unknown ordinary people whose memories are preserved to the wider audiences through their photographic portraits. Highly recommended. Tickets could be purchased online. A cafe, a museum's store and a free WiFi are an added perk.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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whitby1972 wrote a review Mar 2019
Essex, United Kingdom62 contributions51 helpful votes
A small collection of photographs but well curated and worth visiting. The place is let down by the absolute apathy of the people that work there. Heaven forbid they take their eyes off their phones when you're buying tickets. Very few things in the gift shop were price "Yes, we don't have a system for that." I was told. A system? Do you mean labels? LIke everywhere else in the city? I'd been before when they were based elsewhere and it used to be good. The staff have put me off visiting again.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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livingwasatch wrote a review Feb 2019
Salt Lake City, Utah240 contributions38 helpful votes
I was so excited to have this on a day’s itinerary in New York. First, it’s not a museum at all. I was thinking it would have some really cool stuff, but it was just a book shop w/coffee and the exhibit. We saw their Eugene Richards art and it was good, but quite depressing, which went well with my mood. The layout seemed awkward. I suppose that if they were featuring an artist you were interested you could check it out, but otherwise I wouldn’t recommend. I hope this review clarifies your expectations.
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Date of experience: February 2019
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