The International Center of Photography in New York City is one of my favorite places to visit. It’s a teaching institution of great repute and the exhibits and lectures there are top-notch. If you are ever in the city, I urge you to check out both their locations. Invariably you will be inspired by the work you see and the people you meet there.
United Press International reports that the ICP, as it is commonly referred to, is having an exhibition that deals with the issue of photography “creating and perpetuating racial stereotypes.”
“The show is wide-ranging, drawing on social documentary, photojournalism, ethnographic and scientific photography, straight portraiture and even erotica. It includes many of the big names in American photography — Edward Steichen, Dorothea Lange, Ansel Adams, Man Ray, Edward Weston, Walker Evans, and Margaret Bourke-White — as well as such contemporary camera artists as Cindy Sherman, Andres Serrano, Glenn Ligon, Nancy Burson and Nikki S. Lee.”
The show is on now through February 29, after which it will travel to other states in the US.