Presenting "ICP TALKS" at Southampton Arts Center: Powerful Events with Photographers Elliott Erwitt, Joel Sartore, and Carol Guzy
Tickets Now Available: $15 ($10 for Friends of SAC and ICP Members)
WHAT: A series of illustrated talks with influential photographers, specially created by the International Center of Photography (ICP), to shine a light on the power of images to raise awareness, create connection, and effect change in today’s world.
WHERE: Southampton Arts Center (SAC), 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton, NY
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2 at 7 PM
ICP TALKS: Mark Lubell “In Conversation” with Elliott Erwitt
The first in the ICP TALKS series is an intimate conversation between ICP Executive Director Mark Lubell and famed photographer Elliott Erwitt.
Elliott Erwitt was educated in Milan, Paris, and New York before moving with his parents to Los Angeles in 1942. His success as a freelance magazine photographer came in 1953, after military service and employment as a staff photographer for Roy Stryker at the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey. Throughout the 1950s and 60s, Elliott’s documentary photographs appeared in major US magazines. He has also published work through the Magnum Agency and he has been active in the organization as both a photographer and officer, serving as president in 1966. Among Elliott’s most famous photographs are those made during the “kitchen debate” between Richard Nixon and Nikita Khruschev in Moscow in 1959. He is well known for his humorous pictures of people and dogs, which invoke visual puns to ironic effect. His work has been the subject of numerous exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, ICP, and the Royal Photographic Society in Bath, and elsewhere. Since the early 1970s, Elliott has produced films, including The Many Faces of Dustin Hoffman, Beauty Knows No Pain, and Red, White and Bluegrass, which were all shown at ICP in 2011. Elliott Erwitt: Pittsburgh 1950 is currently on view at the ICP Museum in New York City.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 9 at 7 PM
ICP TALKS: Illustrated Talk with Joel Sartore, National Geographic Photographer
The second ICP TALKS is an illustrated talk that offers a rare chance to see the world-renowned wildlife photographer and conservationist Joel Sartore live on the East Coast.
Joel Sartore is an award-winning photographer, speaker, author, conservationist, and the 2018 National Geographic Explorer of the Year. A regular contributor to National Geographic Magazine, and an Eagle Scout, his hallmarks are a sense of humor and a Midwestern work ethic. Joel specializes in documenting endangered species and landscapes around the world. He is the founder of the Photo Ark, a 25-year documentary project to save species and habitat. Joel and the Photo Ark are the subjects of the television series “RARE,w in which he documents some of the most endangered creatures left on Earth. In addition to National Geographic, Joel contributes to Audubon, Geo, the New York Times, and Smithsonian. He has several books, including Photo Ark: A World Worth Saving, and RARE: Portraits of America’s Endangered Species. He and his work have been the subject of many national broadcasts, including National Geographic’s Explorer, NBC Nightly News, the CBS Sunday Morning Show, NPR’s Weekend Edition, PBS Newshour, Fresh Air with Terry Gross, and the Today Show.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 16 at 7 PM
ICP TALKS: Illustrated Talk with Pulitzer Prize Winner Carol Guzy
The final event in the ICP TALKS series is an illustrated talk with four-time Pulitzer Prize–winning photographer Carol Guzy.
Carol Guzy is a staff photographer for the Washington Post. She graduated in 1978 with an associate’s degree in registered nursing from Northhampton County Area Community College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, her hometown. A change of heart led her to study photography at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where she graduated in 1980 with an applied science associate’s degree in photography. While at the Art Institute, she interned at the Miami Herald, which hired her as a staff photographer upon her graduation. After eight years there— during which she won the 1986 Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography (as one of a two-member team covering the Armero, Columbia mudslide)— she moved to Washington, DC to become a staff photographer for the Washington Post. She has been honored twice with the Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography for her coverage of the military intervention in Haiti and the devastating mudslide in Armero, Colombia. She has received a third Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography for her work in Kosovo as well. She is the only journalist to ever receive a fourth Pulitzer for coverage of the Haitian earthquake in 2010. She has been named “Photographer of the Year” for the National Press Photographers Association three times and eight times for the White House News Photographers Association and has earned other prestigious awards in her chosen profession of photojournalism.
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 preserve the legacy of “concerned photography”—the creation of socially and politically-minded images that have the potential to educate and change the world—and the center’s mission endures today, even as the photographic medium and imagemaking practices have evolved. Through its exhibitions, school, public programs, and community outreach, ICP offers an open forum for dialogue about the role that photographs, videos, and new media play in our society. To date, it has presented more than 700 exhibitions and offered thousands of classes at every level. ICP brings together photographers, artists, students, and scholars to create and interpret the realm of the image. Here, members of this unique community are encouraged to explore photography and visual culture as mediums of empowerment and as catalysts for wide-reaching social change. Visit icp.org to learn more.
Located at 25 Jobs Lane in the heart of Southampton Village, we provide a dynamic venue to present the highest quality programming to our entire community through partnerships with a diverse slate of world-class artists, performers, educators and cultural institutions. We deliver a diverse slate of cultural programming, including visual arts, film, live performances, talks and children’s activities. Acting as stewards of one of the most iconic and beloved buildings in the Hamptons, our primary mission is to restore and renovate this historic landmark for future generations while serving as a hub to strengthen arts and culture for our entire community.
Meryl Cooper, The COOPERation, [email protected], 917.974.0022