Skip to Navigation

Current Exhibition

  • Alexia Webster, Sencity Deaf Festival, Cape Town, South Africa, March 2009 © Alexia Webster
  • Julie Hau, The Women of the Military of Defense, Sukhumi, Abkhazia, September 2008 © Julie Hau

What We Saw: Dialects

JANUARY 15–MARCH 28, 2010

"The photographic image...is a message without a code."
—Roland Barthes

Dialects presents recent work by the 27 photographers from What We Saw, the collective we formed upon graduation from the Documentary Photography and Photojournalism Program at ICP in 2008. What We Saw functions as a platform to collaborate globally and to exchange work, ideas, and experiences. It is also a vehicle that fosters an ongoing dialogue on current developments within the collective. As individuals and as a group, we are continually evolving as our subject matter—the real world—continues to change. Our group is made of members from fifteen countries including the United States, Mexico, South Korea, India, South Africa, Turkey, Australia, Germany, and Brazil. Our dialects, or the diversity of our visual languages, are molded—by historical, geographical, political, and social influences, brought about by the diversity of our nationalities, our thematic interests