Capa in Color
Organized by ICP Curator Cynthia Young, this exhibition will show Robert Capa's color work for the first time. Beginning in 1941, he worked with color film and used it regularly until his death in 1954. Some of this work was published in the magazines of the day, but the majority of these images have never been printed, seen or otherwise even studied. Posthumous exhibitions and publications have ignored his color photography and this aspect of his career has virtually been forgotten. The exhibition and accompanying publication will present nearly 100 contemporary color prints by the famous photojournalist. It will also show contextual publications and personal papers and create a fascinating new look on this master of black and white photography. It will show him as a pioneer of color photography, years before color officially was considered an acceptable medium for serious photographers.
What Is a Photograph?
Organized by ICP Curator Carol Squiers, What Is a Photograph? will explore the intense creative experimentation in photography that has occurred since the 1970s. After Conceptual art introduced photography into contemporary art making, using the medium in ways that challenged and upended its artistic, intellectual, and technical concepts and aesthetics and broadened the notion of what a photograph could be in art, a new generation of artists began an equally rigorous but more aesthetically adventurous analysis, which began to probe the structuring properties of photography itself. What Is a Photograph? brings together these artists, who reconsidered and reinvented the role of light, color, composition, materiality, and the subject in the art of photography. In the process they have also confronted an unexpected revolution in the medium of photography with the rise of digital technology, which has resulted in imaginative reexaminations of the art of analog photography, the new world of the ever-mutating digital image, and the hybrid creations of both systems as they flow together.