ICP Spotlights on Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Nov 03, 2022

NEW YORK, NY (November 3, 2022)—Held on Wednesday, November 2, 2022, the International Center of Photography’s (ICP) 11th Annual Spotlights Benefit honored South African visual activist and photographer Zanele Muholi (they/them). The sold-out event featured an artist conversation with Muholi and Thelma Golden (she/her), Director and Chief Curator of the Studio Museum in Harlem. The event also featured a silent auction of photobooks and prints by ICP alumni. As part of ICP’s commitment to access, the event was live streamed to an international audience free of charge. 

Notable attendees included Zanele Muholi, Thelma Golden, Honor Brodie, Tory Burch, Carla Camacho, Beth DeWoody, Megan Englander, Vanessa Hallett, David E. Little, Holly Lynton, Marilyn Minter, Samira Nasr, Marisa Pucci, Yancey Richardson, Jeanne Greenberg Rohaytn, Anastasia Samoylova, Pat Schoenfeld, Laurie Simmons, Khary Simon, Jennifer Stockman, Motumisi Tawana, Mickalene Thomas, Stefano Tonchi, and Diane Tuft.

About ICP Spotlights
Launched in 2012, ICP Spotlights has spent ten years celebrating the immense talent of women imagemakers influencing the world of photography and visual culture. In its second decade and beyond, ICP Spotlights continues to make space for conversations regarding gender diversity in the field of photography. Though in the past ICP Spotlights has primarily supported women imagemakers, the ICP Spotlights Committee now looks to a more gender expansive community of imagemakers when determining the honoree of this prestigious award. In its second decade and beyond, ICP looks forward to celebrating women, non-binary, trans, intersex, and other gender expansive imagemakers at ICP Spotlights.

All funds raised through the event support ICP’s education programs and exhibitions, with a portion of all proceeds going toward the Mary Ellen Mark Memorial Scholarship Fund for scholarships to ICP’s One-Year Certificate program. The scholarship was founded in 2016 at ICP Spotlights to honor the memory of the influential and respected photographer Mary Ellen Mark. This scholarship was established to eliminate barriers for applicants to ICP’s intensive full-time programs based on merit.

Past Spotlights honorees include Catherine Opie, Nadia Hallgren, Deana Lawson, Lindsay Peoples-Wagner, Mickalene Thomas, Lynsey Addario, Laurie Simmons, Lauren Greenfield, Carrie Mae Weems, and Shirin Neshat.
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 pays respect to the original stewards of this land, the Lenape people, and other indigenous communities. Visit icp.org to learn more about the museum and its programs.


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