ICP Presents Photobook Fest on May 12–14, 2023

Apr 07, 2023

NEW YORK, NY (April 7, 2023)—The International Center of Photography (ICP) will present the ICP Photobook Fest on May 12–14, 2023 at ICP on the Lower East Side (79 Essex Street, New York). Growing from its successful 2022 launch, this year’s Photobook Fest will expand into ICP’s galleries to host 50 leading and independent photobook publishers from more than 10 countries, showcasing their latest image-based books, magazines, and zines. Photobook Fest will launch with VIP Preview hours ($25) on Friday, May 12 from 6–9 PM, featuring music and libations to kick off the weekend, and will be open for general admission ($5) Saturday, May 13 from 11 AM to 7 PM and Sunday, May 14 from 12 PM to 6 PM.   

In addition to presenting more than 60 tables on both floors of ICP’s galleries, Photobook Fest will also take over ICP’s School, hosting in-person conversations throughout the weekend highlighting the latest trends and releases in photobook making. Anchoring the event in ICP’s double-height Library, ICP’s School will present a dedicated display and sales table of recent alumni and faculty photobooks. The weekend also will feature more than 50 photographer book signings, as well as zine-making activity stations. The schedule for programming and book signings will be released on pbf.icp.org in the lead-up to Photobook Fest.

“Photobooks continue to be a resurgent creative format for photographers across generations, providing critical means of telling stories though sequence, design, text, and scale,” said David E. Little, executive director of ICP. “Last year, we had an outstanding group of publishers, and a phenomenal crowd of artists and visitors attended our Photobook Fest. After our success last year, we have expanded the number of publishers and square footage—in fact, the fair will take over the museum and part of our school, underscoring ICP’s commitment to photobooks and to a wide range of publishers and new audiences. At ICP, we love the accessibility and activist spirit that photobooks represent.” 

ICP Photobook Fest Participating Publishers 

(W)HOLE, California 

‘cademy, New York / California 

10x10 Photobooks, New York 

Abbeville Press, New York 

Aperture, New York 

Artbook | D.A.P., New York 

Artvoices Books, Louisiana 

Balam Magazine, Argentina 

Capricious Publishing, New York 

Conveyor Editions, New Jersey 

Dancing Foxes Press, New York 

Dark Spring Press, Arizona 

Dashwood Books, New York

Datz Press, South Korea 

Daylight Books, New York 

Deadbeat Club, California 

DEAR DAVE, magazine, New York 

FAR–NEAR, New York 

FLATS, Texas 

FotoEvidence, France 

GOST Books, United Kingdom 

Head Hi, New York 

Image Text Ithaca, New York 


L'Artiere, Italy 

Loose Joints Publishing, France / United Kingdom 

Los Sumergidos, New York / Mexico 

MACK, England 

Matarile Ediciones, New York / Mexico 

MATTE Editions, New York 

MÖREL Books, United Kingdom 

Oranbeg Press, New York / Massachusetts 

Overlapse Books, United Kingdom 

Perimeter Editions, Australia 

Raw Meat, New York 

Raya Editorial + La Chancleta Voladora, Colombia / California 

Red Hook Editions, New York  


Saint Lucy Books, Maryland 

Seaton Street Press, Pennsylvania 

Siglio, New York 

Silent Face Projects, New York 

Steidl, Germany 

Studio Racine, Pennsylvania 

Thames & Hudson, New York 

THE ICE PLANT, California 

TIS books, New York 

Veritas Editions, Washington 

Workshop Arts, New York 

Zatara Press, Virginia 


ICP Photobook Fest Visitor Information 


May 12-14, 2023


Friday, May 12, 2023, 6–9 PM 

Saturday, May 13, 2023, 11 AM–7 PM 

Sunday, May 14, 2023, 12 PM–6 PM  


International Center of Photography, 79 Essex Street, New York, NY 10002


VIP Preview Hours (Friday, May 12, 6–9 PM): $25 

General Admission (Saturday, May 13, and Sunday, May 14): $5  

General Admission $5; VIP Admission $25; and free admission for ICP members, faculty, and students. VIP tickets grant repeat access to Photobook Fest throughout the weekend. Tickets are now on sale and are available at pbf.icp.org. Walk-in tickets will be available throughout the weekend at ICP’s admissions desk, subject to event capacity. 

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 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 pays respect to the original stewards of this land, the Lenape people, and other Indigenous communities. 

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