ICP's state-of-the-art facilities at 1114 Avenue of the Americas include classrooms; color and black-and-white labs; digital labs; and a professional shooting studio. The School also houses a library, a student lounge, and an exhibition gallery.
ICP's photographic facilities include three large teaching labs, one for color and two for black-and-white printing, automated color print processors, an extensive selection of enlarging, lighting, and camera equipment for classroom work, and a professional shooting studio. The lab includes a computerized Kreonite 30-inch automated color print processor. The enlarging equipment includes all new 4x5 dichroic enlargers. The printing area allows for maximum efficiency, enabling students to produce prints up to 30 inches wide. Students can use the facilities by either enrolling in color classes or by completing a facility orientation program prior to hourly printing time.
ICP's Photo Lab is designed for efficient printing and processing with 64 individual enlarger stations and a wide selection of film and paper chemistry. Our black-and-white labs can produce prints up to 20x24 inches and mural size. An extensive inventory of lighting, grip, and camera equipment is available for classroom and on-location work. All classrooms are furnished with light tables; slide projectors; iMac computers; and a digital projection system that can accommodate VHS, DVD, CD, notebook computers, portable drives, and video and audio equipment.
Students have access to a professional-quality studio with a full line of equipment and accessories, including Profoto, Matthews, Arri, Manfrotto, Lowel, and Chimera lighting. Our classrooms, some of which have seamless racks, may be reserved for photo or other student activities.
The color facilities feature state-of-the-art equipment for color negative printing and viewing. The lab includes a Kreonite KM-4 automated processor and LPL 4x5 dichroic enlargers with all necessary accessories. The printing area, incorporating color-corrected lighting and a large GTI viewing box, allows for maximum output, enabling students to produce prints up to 30 inches wide.
Photo Lab facilities include the following for student use:
• Two large teaching laboratories for black-and-white printing
• One teaching laboratory for color printing
• An automated color print processor
• Facilities for the production of alternative process images
• A spacious film development lab with a separate sheet film lab and two loading rooms
• Print washing, toning, and drying areas meeting archival standards
• A professional shooting studio with multiple seamless racks and digital projection
• Four semi-private black-and-white labs, available for exclusive use by full-time students
• A post-production area for print finishing, matting, heat mounting, cutting, and other activities
• A copy stand and lights with a dedicated copy camera kit.
Hourly Photo Lab Rental. These facilities are available to current students and former students from the previous term on a rental basis. A $10 per hour fee covers black-and-white printing, including chemistry. The labs are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Color printing is available, by reservation, at $10 per hour. Schedules for black-and-white and color darkroom printing hours will be available in the Photo Lab Office by the first week of classes every term.
ICP's Education Programs have been supported by generous donations of equipment and materials from AAA Architectural Hardware Electronic Security Locksmiths, Adorama, B & H Photo Video Pro Audio, Bogen Photo, Calumet Photographic, Inc., Canon U.S.A., Inc., Fujifilm, GTI Graphic Technology, Inc., Hasselblad USA, Inc., Leica USA, Inc., Lowel-Light Manufacturing Inc., Mamiya America Corporation, Modernage Custom Digital Imaging Labs, Nikon, Inc., and Olympus America, Inc.
Digital Media Lab
The ICP Digital Media facility features state-of-the-art computer equipment designed for high-end digital image production. The lab is a network of 65 Intel Mac Pro workstations providing each student with no fewer than 3GB of RAM, a 20-inch Samsung XL20 LED/LCD monitor or Eizo 21-inch LCD monitor, a CD/RW/DVD-R/RW disk drive, and high-speed Internet access.
Film scanners include: Nikon Super CoolScan LS5000, LS9000, and Hasselblad 646, X1, X5. Flatbed/transparency scanners include: the Epson Perfection 1600, 2450, 3200, 4990, and a Microtek 1800f for 8.5x11; the Epson 10000 XL, Microtek 9800 XL, and Creo Scitex EverSmart Supreme are available for 11x17 flatbed scanning. Each workstation is equipped with an Epson R1900, R2880, Pro 3800, or Pro 3880 inkjet printer. There is also a Hewlett-Packard 4200N laser printer, a Xerox Phaser 8560 color laser printer, and a Xerox Phaser 7760 12x18 color laser printer. The digital media facility houses a variety of archival large-scale inkjet printers, including the Epson 4800, 4880, 7800, 7880, 9800, and 9880. High definition video cameras include the Canon XH-A1 and Canon Vixia HF-10. Digital SLR cameras include the Canon Rebel XSI, Pentax K7, and Pentax KX and are available to students enrolled in Photography I: Digital courses. Mini DV video cameras include the Sony VX2000 Digital Handycam, the Panasonic PV-GS120, and the Panasonic PV-GS180. Digital audio recorders include the Zoom H2 as well as Olympus and Marantz units. Camcorders are available for students enrolled in digital video classes. Microphones, headphones, card readers, X-Rite EyeOne Pro Spectrophotometers, and X-Rite EyeOne Display Colorimeters are also available for students to customize their workstations.
Software includes: Adobe Photoshop CS4, Illustrator CS4, and InDesign CS4; Adobe Lightroom 3, Adobe Dreamweaver CS4, Fireworks CS4, Flash CS4, Apple Final Cut Studio 3, Final Cut Pro 7, Motion 3, Sound Track Pro 3, Color, Compressor, DVD Studio Pro 4, iLife 09, iWork 09, Sound Slides, Microsoft Office 2008, Vue Scan, Eye-One Match3, and Gretag Macbeth Profile Maker Pro 5.
Hourly Digital Media Lab Rental. This facility is available to current students and former students from the previous term on a rental basis. The rental fee is $10 per hour plus print charges. Students currently enrolled in a digital media class may use the lab for ten hours free of charge during their enrolled term. Print charges are additional. Open lab hours will be posted the first week of each term.
ICP's Education Programs have been supported by generous donations of equipment and materials from Canon U.S.A., Inc., Creo Scitex, Nikon, Inc., Olympus America, Inc., Pentax, Inc., Sony and X-Rite. Epson America Corporation is the Ink Jet Sponsor of the ICP Digital Media Lab.
All currently enrolled ICP students are eligible for a 20% discount at Modernage Custom Digital Imaging Labs.
The Library provides research and informational resources for the Museum and the School, including published works in more than a dozen languages and ephemera files. Holdings include the gifts of ICP founder Cornell Capa, documentary photographers David Douglas Duncan and Andreas Feininger, and resources related to ICP's exhibitions and education programs. The Library's collection is made up of more than 18,000 volumes and 150 periodical titles, including monographs, monographic series, serials, museum and collection catalogues, biographies of photographers, critical editions of the writings of photographers and photography historians, anthologies of documents, facsimiles, technical and instructional manuals, and published and unpublished items, including clippings, visual resources, and exhibition and promotional material on more than 2,500 photographers and institutions.
The Rita K. Hillman Education Gallery
The Rita K. Hillman Education Gallery exhibits the work of full-time students, alumni, and faculty. The gallery also provides iMac computers and a comfortable space for students to review works-in-progress and to relax.
MFA Studio Space, Long Island City
ICP's studio facility is a 4,000-square-foot space located on the third floor of a former Masonic Hall in New York's Long Island City. The studio features semi-private studio spaces, as well as a shared exhibition space/classroom and a student lounge. The facility has Internet access, a Wi-Fi hub, digital and analog projection equipment, a DVD player, and limited lighting equipment.
Hourly Digital Lab Rental
Hourly Photo Lab Rental