Join the International Center of Photography for a panel discussion (1:30–3 PM) that considers radical curatorial methodologies, approaches that recognize young people as cultural producers, and image-based work that sits at the intersection of art and activism. We’ll use past and upcoming ICP exhibitions as a starting point for conversation, drawing on learned experiences from curators, youth educators, and arts administrators on ICP’s team.

Guided tours of the ICP School will be offered 30 minutes before and after the program (1–1:30 & 3–3:30 PM). The facility includes: classrooms, analog and digital labs, a studio, library, and gallery exhibition featuring the work of students in the ICP-Bard MFA program.

This program is organized in partnership with Open Engagement 2018, taking place May 11 through 13 at the Queens Museum and a constellation of sites across New York City. This event is free and open to the public, but please register in advance.  


Kalia Brooks
Marina Chao
Joanna Lehan
Quito Ziegler
Ariana Allensworth (Moderator)


Kalia Brooks is a New York-based independent curator and adjunct professor in the department of Photography and Imaging at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

Marina Chao is assistant curator at ICP. Prior to joining the Exhibitions department in 2012, Marina was curatorial assistant in the department of Photography at the Museum of Modern Art.

Joanna Lehan is an editor, writer, and curator who co-organized three of ICP’s Triennial exhibitions alongside Squiers: Strangers (2003) Ecotopia (2006), and A Different Kind of Order (2013). She teaches in the ICP-Bard MFA program.

Quito Ziegler is an artist who has organized a wide range of exhibitions and collaborative projects and is a graduate of the ICP-Bard MFA program.

Ariana Allensworth is the Teen Academy manager at ICP. Her background in social work, education, and arts organizing grounds her work with youth, artists, activists, and many other communities. She is a core member of the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project.

TOP IMAGE: Installation view of Perpetual Revolution: The Image and Social Change (2017). © Saul Metnick