Personal, political, and expressive, photographers have long used the self-portrait to reveal or explore their identities and aspects of the human experience through image-making. That has remained especially true as many looked inward during the pandemic’s period of isolation and uncertainty. Join Allen Frame, Faculty in ICP’s One-Year Certificate Program in Creative Practices, along with two ICP alumni, Ian Morton (DOC 2021) and Paola Martínez Fiterre (CP 2019)  for an evening exploring their work in self-portraiture. The ICP alumni will share selections from personal projects and discuss how the making of self-portraits has driven their work and point of view as artists.

This program is free with a suggested donation of $5.

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Speaker Bios

Allen Frame is a photographer and writer, based in New York and represented by Gitterman Gallery in New York, which, in 2022, will present an exhibition of work from his new book Fever, previously unpublished color photographs made in New York in 1981, and published by Matte Editions. Meteoro Editions will publish a book of his work from Italy, Innamorato, in 2022. Frame is a winner of the 2017/2018 Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome and CECArtslink’s Back Apartment Residency in St. Petersburg, Russia, in 2019.

He has been the curator of numerous exhibitions, including, most recently, Love and Jump Back, the Photography of Charles Henri Ford, at Mitchell Algus Gallery in New York, Shohei Miyachi and Context at Matte HQ in Brooklyn, and a Darrel Ellis retrospective for Art in General in New York in 1996.

Paola Martínez Fiterre is a Cuban artist who became passionate about Mixed Media, Photography and Performance Art. Paola studied at the University of Art (ISA) in Havana, Cuba and is an International Center of Photography alumni who graduated on June of 2019 from the Creative Practices Program.

In 2019 Fiterre was awarded the ICP New Media Grant, which allowed her to develop her graduation project. Paola was one of the three artist selected by the Cuban Artist Found for the Artist in Residency Program at the Pocantico Center of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund on August of 2019. Recently, Fiterre was also awarded the Julia Margaret Cameron mention of Honor in the Fine Art Category in Barcelona, Spain and in 2018 was selected for the New York Portfolio Review sponsored by the New York Times and the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.

Her work has been exhibited in several Galleries. On September 5th 2019 Paola showed her work next to the artist Renee Cox in a show at the Pen & Brush Gallery. Her work has also been showed at the First Street Gallery in Chelsea, and Plaxall Gallery in Long Island City. Also, her work has been displayed in Cities like Havana, San Francisco, Bordeaux, Geneva and Mexico City.

Fiterre was recently awarded the Tory Buch "A New New York" Fellowship in partnership with The International Center of Photography.

Ian Morton, born 1985 in Seoul, is a photographer and photo editor based in Baltimore. They hold a B.A. in biology from Haverford College and a B.S. in nursing from the University of Maryland. Ian Morton is interested in long-form visual storytelling, delving into topics about health, identity and subculture.