Join New York–based street photographer Jeff Mermelstein and ICP’s Managing Director of Programs David Campany for three conversations dedicated to the practice of street photography. Mermelstein will share his work documenting on the streets of New York for the last three decades, give insight into the making of his iconic photo books, and discuss his transition from using a Leica camera to his iPhone camera, while delivering candid tips for practicing street photography along the way.

Tickets are $35 for general audience and $30 for ICP members. Members, login or use your discount code to receive your discount. If you have issues processing your payment, please email 

Tickets include access to all three lectures and must be purchased by the start time of the first lecture in the series. The series will be recorded and is available to participants up to 14 days after the series.


Session 1: Wednesday, December 9, 1–2 PM ET
Through the Streets—A look at Mermelstein’s early photographs and projects

Session 2: Thursday, December 10, 1–2 PM ET
From Leica to iPhone—Mermelstein will share his transition into using the iPhone and discuss his most recent bodies of work

Session 3:  Friday, December 11, 1–2 PM ET
From the Street to You—Mermelstein and Campany take us through recent exhibitions and publications

All sessions will be recorded and are available to participants up to 14 days after the program.

About the Program Format

This program will take place on Zoom. Those who register to attend will receive a confirmation email with a link located at the bottom of the email under ‘Important Information’ to join the lecture through a computer or mobile device. 

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About the Series

ICP Lessons is a three-day online lecture series offering an introduction into ICP’s Continuing Education offerings. Each session is organized around a central theme within photographic practice, offering insights and skills through conversations and instructional lectures by ICP faculty, scholars, and leading photographic voices from around the world.

Speaker Bios

Jeff Mermelstein, the son of Holocaust survivors, was born in 1957 in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He moved to New York City in 1978 for a one-year internship at ICP and has been on the teaching faculty there since 1987. Mermelstein is the winner of an Aaron Siskind Foundation Grant (1991) and The European Publisher’s Award for Photography (1999). Mermelstein’s photographs are part of the permanent collections of many museums and institutions including the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, the International Center of Photography, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Museum of the City of New York, the New York Public Library,

the George Eastman Museum and others. Monographs by Jeff Mermelstein are Sidewalk (Dewi Lewis, 1999), No Title Here (powerHouse, 2003), Twirl/Run (powerHouse, 2009), Arena (TBW, 2019), Hardened (Morel, 2019) and #nyc (Mack, 2020). Mermelstein lives with his wife and son in Brooklyn, New York.

David Campany is ICP’s managing director of programs, and a writer, editor, and curator.



Image: © Jeff Mermelstein