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Images on the Run: Contemporary Street Photography

Date Jul 11, 2018
Type Panel

Inspired by ICP’s exhibition Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Decisive Moment, this panel discussion assembles contemporary street photographers and asks them to relate the moments, subjects, and scenes that define their own “decisive moments.”


  • Khalik Allah
  • Cheryl Dunn
  • Jacqueline Silberbush
  • Sam Barzilay, moderator



Khalik Allah is a New York–based photographer and filmmaker who describes his work as “camera ministry.” Since Field Niggas (2015), Allah has been working on his magnum opus, Black Mother (2018), which had its New York premiere at MoMA and Lincoln Center. His first photo-book, Souls Against the Concrete, was published by University of Texas Press in 2017.

Cheryl Dunn is a documentary filmmaker and photographer based in New York City. She has spent a large part of her career documenting city streets and the people who strive to leave their mark there. Her last feature, Everybody Street, about New York City street photographers, played theatrically worldwide and was picked up by Netflix. Dunn’s photos and films have been included in exhibitions at the Tate Modern, the Geffen Contemporary MOCA, and Deitch Projects. Her latest and third book of photos published by Damiani is titled, Festivals are Good.

Jacqueline Silberbush is an American artist living and working in New York. Silberbush is interested in using a breadth of traditional photography practices in order to illustrate our relationships with culture, ourselves, and the world. Her work has been exhibited in New York and abroad, including at the Jewish Museum, the TANG Museum, and the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery. Portfolios of her work have appeared in PDN, Vice, National Geographic, and the Washington Post and featured on NPR’s Brian Lehrer Show with Bruce Davidson. Silberbush is currently a  2019 MFA candidate at Columbia University.

Currently serving as creative director of United Photo Industries—a New York–based non-profit organization promoting a wider understanding of photography—Sam Barzilay is also the co-founder of Photoville, a photographic gathering that has rapidly become among the largest and best-attended photo festivals in North America. Barzilay is also one of the founding producers of the T3 Photo Festival, in Tokyo, Japan.

Barzilay holds a masters in photoJournalism from the University of Westminster (UK), where his studies focused on curatorial and photo editing practices. Over the past decade, he has worked alongside some of the best and brightest minds in the global photographic community in pursuit of developing new audiences for photography and devising methods of presentation that further amplify the power of photographic storytelling in support of increased public awareness and social change.