Tuesday, October 30, 2007

What's on at "ICP" (International Center of Photography)

ICP is a easy stop very close from Grand Central Station , just in case you're waiting for your train , or arriving early..and wondering what can I do ?

Current Exhibits:September 26–January 6, 2008

This Is War! Robert Capa at Work
This exhibition, focusing on Capa's greatest war reportages, will be drawn from ICP's Robert Capa Archive, the most comprehensive collection of work by one of the greatest photojournalists of the twentieth century. With vintage prints, contact sheets, handwritten observations, letters, magazine layouts, and more, the stories are brought to life and provide insight into how Capa worked.

Gerda Taro
Gerda Taro was a pioneering photojournalist whose brief career consisted almost exclusively of dramatic photographs from the front lines of the Spanish Civil War. Taro worked alongside Robert Capa, her photographic and romantic partner, and the two collaborated closely. While covering the battle of Brunete, Taro was struck by a tank and killed. Taro's photographs are a striking but little-known record of this important moment in the history of war photography. This exhibition will include vintage and modern prints, and magazine layouts from ICP's collection.

Other Weapons: Photography and Print Culture During the Spanish Civil War
The posters of the Spanish Civil War have become the emblematic signs of a national conflict that turned international. Described as "shouts from the wall," the vibrancy of the color and design of the posters, and their messages, signaled for many the powerful role that propaganda played in creating an image of war. Along with the posters, was the publication in Spain of hundreds of magazines. This exhibition, organized by the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, shows the diversity and relationships among the original magazines, posters, vintage photographs, and archival documents from Spain and the United States.

Dark Is the Room Where We Sleep: A Project by Francesc Torres
On September 16, 1936, forty-six supporters of Spain's Republican government were killed in the village of Villamayor de los Montes, and buried in an unmarked mass grave. The violent history and legacy of the Spanish Civil War remains buried throughout the country, in metaphorical and concrete ways. In 2004, Francesc Torres joined forces with a forensic anthropology team as they uncovered the grave. Torres photographed them, as well as the local townspeople who became involved in the project.

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