Join ICP’s Assistant Curators Susan Carlson and Claartje van Dijk in the ICP gallery at Mana Contemporary in Jersey City for a walk through and discussion of Winning the White House: From Press Prints to Selfies—normally on view by appointment only.

Arrive early for Mana Contemporary’s complimentary tour at 3 PM and receive a broad overview of facilities, current exhibitions, and a selection of artist studios.

About the Exhibition

From official portraits and campaign ads to selfies and televised debates, images play an essential role in every presidential campaign. Winning the White House explores the complex relationship between candidates’ representations in visual media and their carefully created and tightly controlled campaign images.

Organized by ICP’s Assistant Curators Susan Carlson and Claartje van Dijk, Winning the White House features works by Cornell Capa, Grey Villet, Elliott Erwitt, Bill Eppridge, Chris Buck, Stephen Crowley, Ken Light, Mark Peterson, Antoni Muntadas and Marshall Reese, and others as well as campaign ephemera, posters, and video materials created for candidates from John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon to Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

The exhibition was made possible by ICP Trustee Renee Harbers Liddell and Chris Liddell.


Susan Carlson is an Assistant Curator of Collections at the International Center of Photography, where she has worked for over four years on exhibitions, publications, and collections projects. Prior to ICP she worked in the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Modern Art, as well as arts foundations and artist archives. She holds a BA in Art History with a minor in Cinema and Media Studies from Carleton College and an MA in Modern Art: Critical and Curatorial Studies from Columbia University.

Claartje van Dijk is Assistant Curator, Collections, at the International Center of Photography, New York. In 2015, Claartje coordinated the exhibition: Hunt’s Three Ring Circus: American Groups Before 1950 with collector W.M. Hunt. She was the Curatorial Assistant for the traveling exhibition Twilight Visions: Surrealism, Photography, and Paris, and was a juror on the ICP faculty exhibition On Democracy, at Newspace Center for Photography in Portland (OR). Claartje was on the nominating committee for the ICP Infinity Awards and she has reviewed portfolios for PowerHouse Books and The New York Times. At ICP, Claartje conducts research on the over 150,000 historical and contemporary photos and objects in the Museum’s collection. She also manages, edits and contributes to Fans in a Flashbulb, the ICP Collections blog. Claartje was previously the Management and PR Assistant at Museum Ons’ Lieve Heer op Solder in Amsterdam. She studied art history and museum studies at the University of Amsterdam.

TOP IMAGE: Cornell Capa, [John F. Kennedy and his wife, Jackie, campaigning in New York], October 19, 1960. © International Center of Photography/Magnum Photos