Inspired by William Klein’s bold and impactful photographs made on the streets of New York, Rome, and beyond, this summer at ICP immerse yourself in the fast-paced world of street photography with ICP's series of events held on Thursday evenings through July. 

Join ICP online on July 28 to hear from South African-based photographer Lolo Veleko and ICP faculty members Ernesto Bazan and Vanessa Charlot as they share their recent projects and most surprising photographs taken on the streets around the globe with ICP Guest Curator Isolde Brielmaier

This is the final program in ICP's series on street photography, following Images on the Street: Part I and a special screening of the documentary Martha Cooper: A Picture Story.

ICP Street Photography Intensive

Interested in honing your street photography skills? Learn more about ICP’s Street Photography Intensive which offers intermediate photographers the opportunity to dive into Street Photography, gain confidence taking pictures in public places, and acquire the knowledge, techniques, and artistic background needed for creating arresting imagery in this dynamic environment. Upcoming courses offered include Ethics in Documentary Photography taught by Vanessa Charlot, Street Immersion with Jeff Mermelstein, and Introduction to Street Photography: Capturing the Fleeting Moment with Natan Dvir.

Important Program Information

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

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If you have questions or you do not receive a confirmation email after registration, please contact [email protected]

Speakers and format subject to change.

Vanessa Charlot is an awarding-winning American photographer, filmmaker, lecturer, and curator whose widely published and exhibited work focuses on the intersectionality of race, politics, culture, socio-economics, and sexual-gender expression.

Ernesto Bazan was born in Palermo, Italy. He received his first camera when he was fourteen year old and since then photography has been more than a profession: a true passion, a mission in his life. In 2002, Ernesto Bazan created his own photographic workshops providing special emphasis in Latin America. His personal and unique teaching skills have provided great inspiration to many of his students. He is the author of several books: The Perpetual Past (1982), Passing Through (1993). In 2008, he founded BazanPhotos Publishing with his students and began self-publishing his books that include BazanCuba (2008), Al Campo (2011), Isla (2014), Before You Grow Up (2017), 25 de Noviembre, (2020). He has also helped some of his best students to self-publish their books with BPP. 
 
Bazan has won some of the world’s most prestigious photographic awards, among them the World Press Photo award, the W. Eugene Smith Grant, and fellowships from the Alicia Patterson Foundation and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. His photographs have been exhibited in Europe, Latin America, and the United States and remain in private and permanent collection including The Museum of Modern Art, New York; the International Center for Photography, New York, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and the Biblioteque Nationale in Paris, France. He lives in Jersey City with his family. 

Nontsikelelo ‘Lolo’ Veleko is a South African photographer most notably recognized for her depiction of black identity, urbanization, and fashion in post-apartheid South Africa. Veleko studied photography at the Market Theatre Photo Workshop (1999–2004), an organization co-founded by David Goldblatt which aims to provide formal training to young photographers who would have otherwise not have access to such resources. In 2006, her photographs were part of the group exhibition, Snap Judgments: New Positions in Contemporary African Photography, at the International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York. There, the bold and lively portraits depicting South Africa street style from her series Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder attracted a great deal of attention, shifting previous perceptions of Africa as a whole on an international scale. Alongside this, Veleko has also implemented clothing ‘to deliberately challenge assumptions of identity based on appearances and historical background’. Veleko’s work presents a strong statement of a younger generation that is loud, self-expressive and daring; a collection of youth she strongly relates to. Such sentiments are evident in the photographs resulting from what she considers to be a ‘collaborative process’. 

Isolde Brielmaier (@isolde_brielmaier) is Guest Curator at the International Center for Photography (ICP) and the newly appointed Deputy Director of the New Museum in NYC. Previously, Isolde served for six years as Executive Director and Curator of Arts, Culture & Community at Westfield World Trade Center, a role in which she developed artist projects and installations, cultural events, strategic and community partnerships across the organization. Isolde is also Professor of Critical Studies in Tisch's Department of Photography, Imaging and Emerging Media at New York University. Throughout her curatorial career, Isolde has collaborated with noted contemporary artists including Carrie Mae Weems, Ellen Gallagher, Leonardo Drew, Richard Mosse, Ivan Navarro, Wangechi Mutu, Bill Viola, Hugo McCloud, Fred Wilson, Tyler Mitchell, and Bharti Kher, to name a few. She has written extensively on contemporary art and culture, including several exhibition catalogues, journal articles as well as artist monographs. Her most recent book, Culture as Catalyst was released fall 2020 and her forthcoming photography book, I am Sparkling, will be released in spring 2022.  

Brielmaier has been profiled and featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Elle, Vogue, Modern Luxury, New York Magazine’s The Cut, WNYC Radio, CNN, the Washington Post, Galerie Magazine, Cultured, and Whitewall among others. Previously, Brielmaier has worked for the Guggenheim Museum, the Bronx Museum of Art, and as Chief Curator for the SCAD Museum of Art. She is deeply committed to the promotion of social justice and human rights, specifically global women’s issues and criminal justice reform and serves on the board of the Women’s Prison Association (WPA) as well as an advisor to Malaika, an all-girls school in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Isolde holds a PhD from Columbia University and lives in New York City. 

Image by Ernesto Bazan