Join ICP in conversation with Catherine Opie for the second session of our seasonal lecture series, ICP Talks. Catherine Opie is known for her early images of members of the LGBTQ community, using traditional portraiture to bring underrepresented people into the mainstream of contemporary culture. More recently she did a dedicated series of portraits of artists. Photographs by Opie in Face to Face span three decades, from 1993 to 2019, and include images of Justin Bond, Thelma Golden, Miranda July, Glenn Ligon, Kerry James Marshall, and Rick Owens among others. Often the sitter does not meet the gaze of the camera, such as the silhouetted view of Kara Walker or a shirtless Lawrence Weiner smoking a cigarette. The results are images of artists plunged into their own thoughts, both solitary, melancholic, and slightly magical.

This is an online program. The conversation will also be broadcast live in the ICP Library for museum-goers to tune in. Reserve your museum ticket here and watch live (free with price of museum admission) in the ICP Library before or after visiting the exhibition on Friday, April 7. 

The spring season of ICP Talks continues with a conversation with Elliott Jerome Brown, Jr.

About the Series

ICP Talks is ICP’s Photographer’s lecture series sponsored by MPB. Join us monthly each season for four one-hour lectures featuring renowned photographers who champion social change through photography, employ exciting alternative and emerging practices, or explore critical questions about the form. Past speakers include Laylah Amatullah Barrayn, Guadalupe Rosales, Pacifico Silano, Farah Al-Qasimi, and more. The Spring season takes place online and in-person from March through May.

Current ICP students and faculty of the One-Year Certificate programs are automatically enrolled.

ICP Talks is made possible through generous support from MPB. MPB transforms the way that people buy, sell and trade in photo and video kit. The world’s largest online platform for used photography and videography equipment, MPB is a destination for everyone, whether you’ve just discovered your passion for visual storytelling or you’re already a pro.

Image: Catherine Opie, Angela Scheirl, 1993. © Catherine Opie, Courtesy Regen Projects, Los Angeles. and Lehmann Maupin, New York, Hong Kong and Seoul and Thomas Dane Gallery, London and Naples