Announcing the Spring 2024 Naomi Rosenblum ICP Talks Photographer Lecture Series Speakers
The International Center of Photography is pleased to announce the Naomi Rosenblum ICP Talks Photographer Lecture Series speakers for the spring 2024 season. This season's series welcomes global leading voices in photography and visual culture. Hear from individuals who champion social change through photography, employ exciting alternative and emerging practices, or ask critical questions about the form.
ICP Talks Schedule
Join us for the premiere of the spring 2024 Naomi Rosenblum ICP Talks Photographer Lecture Series presenting writer, photographer, and art historian Teju Cole in conversation with writer, critic, and educator Zoë Hopkins.
Cole will speak about his career as a novelist and the relationship between images and text including that in “Pharmakon,” a collection of Cole’s visual short stories newly published by MACK Books.
Pete Souza—Chief Official White House Photographer and the Director of the White House photo office during President Obama’s two-term administration, and the Official White House photographer for President Ronald Reagan—is joined by award-winning documentary filmmaker Dawn Porter for a conversation at ICP highlighting Souza’s impactful career documenting the most powerful men in the United States and his role shaping and re-telling history through his photobook projects.
Porter and Souza will discuss Porter’s film “The Way I See It,” which looked at Souza’s role in the Reagan and Obama presidential administrations as well as his transformation into vocal social commentary, in addition to Souza’s books and expanding archives.
Los Angeles based photographer Christina Fernandez is joined at ICP by Katherine Bussard, the Peter C. Bunnell Curator of Photography at the Princeton University Art Museum, to discuss Fernandez’s extensive body of work exploring migration, labor, gender, and her Mexican American identity through photography as well as her recent traveling retrospective, Multiple Exposures.
Bussard and Fernandez will also look at upcoming projects and discuss the expanding role of an artist, which for Fernandez, includes curatorial projects and creating new opportunities for her community.
Visit for the final installment of the spring 2024 season of the Naomi Rosenblum ICP Talks Photographer Lecture Series.
Shirin Neshat, recipient of the 2024 ICP Infinity Award in Lifetime Achievement, is joined at ICP by two pioneer performance and visual artists, Marina Abramovic and Joan Jonas.
Recent participants in ICP Talks include Elliott Jerome Brown Jr., Pacifico Silano, Farah Al Qasimi, Shala Miller, Sunil Gupta, Muriel Hasbun, Clifford Prince King, and Catherine Opie.
Current ICP students and faculty of the One-Year Certificate Programs are automatically enrolled and invited to attend all lectures.
The 2023-2024 Naomi Rosenblum ICP Talks Photographer Lecture Series is made possible through generous support from the Rosenblum Family. Naomi Rosenblum (1925–2021) was a leading historian of photography and a collector; her collection is celebrated in the publication A Humanist Vision: The Naomi Rosenblum Family Collection.
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