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Past Exhibition

  • Weegee (Arthur Fellig)
    "Hopper's Topper," Hedda Hopper, Hollywood, ca. 1948
    © Weegee/International Center of Photography/Getty Images
    International Center of Photography
  • Malick Sidibé
    Nuit de Noel, 1962
    © Malick Sidibé
    International Center of Photography, Courtesy the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery
  • Stephen Shore
    Paraphernalia's Opening and Show, 1966
    ©Stephen Shore
    International Center of Photography, Courtesy the artist and 303 Gallery, New York
  • George Strock
    [Satchel Paige waiting for pool hall adversary, Harlem, New York], 1941
    © 1941 Time Inc. Used by permission.
    International Center of Photography, The LIFE Magazine Collection
  • Yasumasa Morimura
    To My Little Sister: For Cindy Sherman, 1998
    © Yasumasa Morimura
    International Center of Photography
    Courtesy the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York

This Is Not a Fashion Photograph: Selections from the ICP Collection

JANUARY 16–MAY 3, 2009

This Is Not a Fashion Photograph, organized by guest curator Vince Aletti, is an exhibition drawn largely from the permanent collection of ICP that looks at the non-fashion sources of contemporary fashion photography. Because many young fashion photographers are more interested in authenticity than artifice, they are looking closely at work by Weegee, Lisette Model, André Kertész, and Danny Lyon. It may not have been the intention of these photographers to make fashion images, but their work touches on style as a means of personal expression. With photographs by Gordon Parks, Bruce Davidson, Walker Evans, Samuel Fosso, Doris Ulmann, Mark Cohen, Marc Riboud, Robert Mapplethorpe, Ben Shahn, and others.

This exhibition is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.