The Center for Visual Culture (CVC) at ICP seeks to generate stimulating public dialogues between concerned photographic and visual culture communities, academics, and collaborative partners from a range of creative and community-based organizations. Its goal is to explore the complex challenges facing our world, increasingly informed by the dynamic impact of visual culture and media. Through substantive public programs, including panels, lectures, symposia, workshops, performances, book discussions, and film screenings, the CVC will invite broad audiences to explore and to contribute new ideas and perspectives on how photography and visual culture shape our world.
May 14, 2018
Organized in collaboration with Eyebeam, this daylong symposium addresses the implications of visuality, representation, and privacy in the age of surveillance and big data.
September 28, 2018
Eugene Richards discusses the themes, stories, and images that have shaped his forty-five year career and his ICP Museum retrospective, Eugene Richards: The Run-On of Time. Richards is joined in conversation by Nelson-Atkins Museum curator April Watson and ICP’s Susan Carlson.
October 17, 2018
A night of screenings, readings, and performances featuring the appropriation practices of William E. Jones, Allison Parrish, and Christopher Clary, with special guest shawné michaelain holloway, followed by a panel discussion with moderator Nayland Blake.
November 6, 2018
From campaign posters and graphic identities to politicians’ self-styled photographs and social media presences, this session of Optics: A New Way of Seeing Contemporary Culture deconstructs the increasingly complex visual culture of politics.
ICP’s Center for Visual Culture (CVC) was established in 2016 thanks in part to a major grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to strengthen the public humanities programming and content development at ICP and the associated key staff positions.
Additional support for public programs has been provided by The Bern Schwartz Family Foundation and, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.