Media Preview: International Center for Photography
For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights explores the historic role of visual culture in shaping, influencing, and transforming the fight for racial equality and justice in the United States from the late 1940s to the mid 1970s. This exhibition of 230 photographs, objects, and clips from television and film looks at the extent to which the rise of the modern civil rights movement paralleled the birth of television and the popularity of picture magazines and other forms of visual mass media. Guest curator Maurice Berger examines the role that visual culture played in the civil rights movement in changing prevailing ideas about race in America .
Perspectives 2010: Carol Bove, Lena Herzog, Matthew Porter, Ed Templeton, Hong-An Truong
This is the inaugural installment of a new annual series focusing on significant recent works by contemporary artists, photographers, and filmmakers. These five artists are not concerned only with the photographic medium, whether it is the formal qualities of photography in transition or the newly defined digital features of the photographic print. Instead, they also focus on the subjects of photography, and its means of defining and describing critical social, political, or even philosophical issues. Organized by Brian Wallis, ICP Deputy Director for Exhibitions & Chief Curator, the “Perspectives” series continues ICP’s ongoing exploration of the most exciting projects by emerging and less familiar photographers initiated in its award-winning Triennial exhibitions.
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The exhibitions open May 21 and will remain on view through September 12.
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