Announcing the Naming of the 2023–2024 Naomi Rosenblum ICP Talks Photographer Lecture Series

May 05, 2023

NEW YORK, NY (May 5, 2023)—The International Center of Photography (ICP) is thrilled to announce that through the generous support of the Rosenblum Family the ICP Talks Photographer Lecture Series for the 2023-2024 season is named the Naomi Rosenblum ICP Talks Photographer Lecture Series. Launching in September 2023 and running through May 2024, this season of ICP Talks will present a global perspective, welcoming photographers in dialogue with historians, critics, and curators at ICP’s home on the Lower East Side.  

About the ICP Talks Photographer Lecture Series

ICP Talks is ICP’s premier photographer’s lecture series that runs annually from September–December and February–May. Each one-hour event features scholars and curators in conversation with renowned photographers who champion social change through photography, employ exciting alternative and emerging practices, or ask critical questions about the form. Recent participants in ICP Talks include Laylah Amatullah Barrayn, Elliott Jerome Brown Jr., Clifford Prince King, Marvin Heiferman, Joshua Rashaad McFadden, Catherine Opie, Farah Al Qasimi, Guadalupe Rosales, Pacifico Silano, Dayanita Singh, and Jeff Wall. The 2023-2024 Naomi Rosenblum ICP Talks Photographer lectures will be announced in August 2023. 

About Naomi Rosenblum 

Naomi Rosenblum (1925–2021) was one of the leading photography historians of her generation. Her two major books, A World History of Photography and A History of Women Photographers (both published by Abbeville Press), furthered the recognition of photography as a central art form of the twentieth century, and one in which women played a critical role.  By widening the historical lens to encompass a global perspective, Rosenblum expanded the photographic canon to include artists from around the world.  She brought fresh insight to the significance of photography, its links to the past, its importance as a social influence, and its ability to reflect the diversity of humanity.  Rosenblum’s deep knowledge and remarkable eye are evident in the collection of photography that she and her family built in her lifetime.  

About the International Center of Photography   

The International Center of Photography (ICP) is the world’s leading institution dedicated to photography and visual culture. Cornell Capa founded ICP in 1974 to champion “concerned photography”—socially and politically minded images that can educate and change the world. Through our exhibitions, education programs, community outreach, and public programs, ICP offers an open forum for dialogue about the power of the image. Since its inception, ICP has presented more than 700 exhibitions, provided thousands of classes, and hosted a wide variety of public programs. ICP launched its new integrated center on Manhattan’s Lower East Side in January 2020. Located at 79 Essex Street, ICP is the cultural anchor of Essex Crossing, one of the most highly anticipated and expansive mixed-use developments in New York City.

ICP Statement of Accessibility and Inclusion  

ICP is committed to offering space and programs that are accessible to all audiences. We believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are values that are integral to offering an open forum for dialogue around photography and visual culture that is open to all. Through this lens, we hope to engage, educate, and inspire our visitors, students, and community at large.   

ICP Land Acknowledgement  

The International Center of Photography is on the island known as Mannahatta (Manhattan) in Lenapehoking, the homeland of the Lenape people. ICP pays respect to the original stewards of this land, the Lenape and other indigenous peoples, and is committed to supporting the inter-tribal Native American, First Nations, and Indigenous communities that continue to thrive in New York City. This acknowledgement demonstrates a commitment to beginning the process of dismantling the ongoing legacies of settler colonialism through our exhibitions, classes, and programming.  

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