Book Signing: Michael Kamber's "Photojournalists on War"

Join us this Friday at 6 pm during voluntary contribution at the ICP museum for a book signing with Michael Kamber!

Kamber’s new book, Photojournalists on War presents a groundbreaking new visual and oral history of America’s nine-year conflict in the Middle East. Michael Kamber interviewed photojournalists from many leading news organizations, including Agence France-Presse, the Associated Press, the Guardian, the Los Angeles Times, Magnum, Newsweek, the New York Times, Paris Match, Reuters, TIME, the Times of London, VII Photo Agency, and the Washington Post, to create the most comprehensive collection of eyewitness accounts of the Iraq War yet published.

These in-depth interviews offer first-person, frontline reports of the war as it unfolded, including key moments such as the battle for Fallujah, the toppling of Saddam’s statue, and the Haditha massacre. The photographers also vividly describe the often shocking and sometimes heroic actions that journalists undertook in trying to cover the war, as they discuss the role of the media and issues of censorship. These hard-hitting accounts and photographs, rare in the annals of any war, reveal the inside and untold stories behind the headlines in Iraq.

Book Signing: Jaime Permuth's Yonkeros

Guatemalan photographer Jaime Permuth stops by the ICP Store this Friday, April 12, for a signing of his book Yonkeros.

Yonkeros documents “The Iron Triangle”: Willets Point, a small and often overlooked enclave of New York City that is home to junkyards and scrap metal businesses. Permuth’s beautiful black-and-white photographs highlight local workers and their tools and materials.

Permuth’s photographs have been shown at several venues in New York City, including The Museum of Modern Art, The Queens Museum of Art, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, The Museum of the City of New York, The Jewish Museum, El Museo del Barrio, and The Brooklyn Museum of Art. He has also exhibited internationally at the Museo Nacional de Arte Moderno in Guatemala, Casa del Lago in Mexico City, and the Israeli Parliament.

Permuth is a faculty member at the School of Visual Arts where he teaches in the Master of Professional Studies in Digital Photography program.

Book Signing: Jill Greenberg's End Times

Join us this Friday, July 19 at 6pm during voluntary contribution hours at the ICP store for Jill Greenberg’s End Times book signing! 

Jill Greenberg’s End Times consists of 32 individual photographic portraits of young children crying, originally made by Greenberg in 2005 as a direct response to the policies of the Bush administration. She combines her highly saturated color portraits with reproductions of contemporaneous newspaper headlines, giving the portraits titles that expressed her apocalyptic vision of Bush-era America, such as “Armageddon,” “Misinformation,” “Angry Country” and “Torture.”

Pictures of crying children are viscerally upsetting. Greenberg says, “there is something instinctive that makes you want to protect them.”

All at once discomfiting and quirky, unreal and heart-stopping, End Times is a howl of helplessness and condemnation.

Book Signing: Erika Larsen's Sami

This Friday, April 19, at the ICP Store, Erika Larsen will sign her book, “Sami,” which captures the three year journey she took following the reindeer herders of Scandinavia. Her adventure was recently featured on The New York Times LENS blog.

“Every day in the Arctic extremes play upon the lives of the inhabitants. Here I found the Sámi. Indigenous to the Arctic Circle of northern Scandinavia and Russia—the largest area in the world with an ancestral way of life based on the seasonal migrations of the animals—the Sámi are by tradition reindeer herders who live as nomads. By possessing a livelihood dependent on their surroundings, the herders are acutely aware of changes in nature. They have managed to survive in extreme climatic circumstances for ages. Their spoken language, despite being derived from Finno-Ugric roots, has transformed and is considered an Arctic language rich in its ability to explain the natural world.

I came here to understand the primal drive of the modern hunter and to find a people who, when the land spoke, could interpret its language. I also came in search of silence so that I could begin to hear again.

From the first images I created in this land I could see the people lived in two worlds. In them I experienced a past rich in its connection to nature, driven by the need to survive and enveloped in a relationship to the earth and its surroundings. The images exposed the presence of a people still nomadic and not in need of the world existing outside the arctic landscape. My photographs explore the Sámi herders’ symbiotic relationship with the environment, their existence in today’s world and the mystery and beauty which fueled past generations to survive.”

Book Signing: An Evening with Kehrer Verlag

Join us this Friday at 6pm during voluntary contribution hours at the ICP museum for Kehrer Verlag monograph signings from Carlos Cazalis, Sandi Haber Fifield, David Levinthal, Wendy Paton and Rosemarie Zens! 

Cazalis monograph,Occupy São Paulo is the first chapter in his Urban Meta project. As one of the world’s mega cities reaching s population of 20 million, the city of perpetuates a tremendous urban stress to its residents, especially in terms of habitat. The bare necessity of finding shelter, a home, is amongst the most economically challenging situations, whether one is rich or poor. For those on the lower end of the spectrum, the idea of a home is a constant process of adding walls, a room, a second floor, and a roof over an extended period of time. For those wealthy enough to build their dream home, whether as a penthouse on a high rise or as a well guarded house, the dear of leaving the home is as great as the necessity of returning back safely. Cazalis’ images show the chaos, the sense of loss, the daily struggles of the city’s dwellers. 


.Haber Fifield’s monograph, After the Threshold uses multiple images to create narrative pieces that transcend the formal elements of photography confined to a single moment. Working in an intuitive manner, Haber Fifield searches for the connective tissue between disparate images to produce a whole from smaller parts. The source material for Haber Fifield’s work in this exquisite volume is the artist’s vast archive of images. When brought together and sequenced, these photographs become “stories” for the viewer to linger on and interpret. Haber Fifield explores the relationship between images, and what happens to them when they are linked and take on new meanings. 

Levinthal’s monograph, War Games stages haunting images for which he uses toys and miniature dioramas. This book presents his photographs on war. Levi valley on the battle-related images constitute a representation by their remarkable critique of how society conflict experienced

Paton’s monograph, Visages de Nuit (Faces of Night) Paton allows herself to disappear in order to let her subjects emerge for the night. In Visages de Nuit, Paton’s eye is that of the celebrant as well as a voyeur, and in graphic compositions of black and white that mesmerize us, she offers personal and intimate glimpses of our human, ineffable presence. Her nocturnal portraits are both intimate and familiar, compelling and mysterious 

Zen's monograph, Journeying 66  is a testimony to the legendary Route 66 and our collective memories of the 1960’s way of life commonly associated with it. Over 40 years ago, Rosemarie Zens followed the siren call of freedom “on the road.” In 2012 she retraced her journey, witnessing how the highway had been transformed.