International Center for Photography Announces Reopening

ICP on Essex

Now that city-wide COVID-19 public gathering restrictions are slowly easing up, the International Center for Photography (ICP) plans to re-open their new space at 79 Essex St. on Thursday, October 1st, 2020. The museum had just opened its new 40,000 square foot museum and educational center, after moving from its temporary space on the Bowery in late January of this year, but ICP was forced to close the physical space in March, when the pandemic hit.

The galleries and shop will now be open Thursday through Sunday from 11am – 7pm. The education programs will remain online through spring 2021. Admission will be set by timed ticketed entry to ensure limited capacity is met.

To kick off their fall exhibitions in real life, they are featuring three new exhibitions along with current exhibit Tyler Mitchell: I Can Make You Feel Good. Each show addresses our current tumultuous times:

  • #ICPConcerned: Global Images for Global Crisis: With contributions from over sixty countries, this evolving exhibition draws from the tens of thousands of images being posted with the hashtag launched by ICP in March, inviting our global community to make and share images of their experiences. From COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter to the California fires and demonstrations against authoritarian regimes, #ICPConcerned will present 1000 images of our time, wrapping around ICP’s largest gallery space.
  • COVID New York: Five ICP Alumni: In April, five imagemakers, all alumni of ICP’s One-Year Certificate Programs, were commissioned to photograph here in New York for a month. With the pandemic at its height, all took on the challenge in their own way.
  • George Georgiou: Americans Parade: As the United States approaches an election, we present Georgiou’s group portraits taken at street parades across the country. Made just four years ago, in the run-up to the 2016 election, these photographs take on a deeper resonance for our present moment.
  • Tyler Mitchell: I Can Make You Feel Good: In January, Mitchell presented his first US solo exhibition at ICP as a declaration of joy and presence, and an imagining of Black utopias. In these times of renewed struggle for racial justice, ICP is honored to extend this exhibition and invite our audiences to re-view the significance and potency of his work.

You can purchase timed entry tickets here.