"Unwavering Vision #2: 3668 Images of Social Change from the ICP Collections" Now on View

Presented in the public space at the ICP Museum through September 3.
Jun 20, 2017
Presented in the public space at the ICP Museum through September 3.

Now extended through January 7, 2018.

Unwavering Vision #23668 Images of Social Change from the ICP Collections is the latest incarnation of the interactive multimedia installation by Alan Govenar, Jean-Michel Sanchez, and Julien Roger, produced by Documentary Arts in association with on-situ. Installed in the free public space at the ICP Museum, the engaging piece now offers a filter specially designed to look at 1,485 Magnum Photo images from ICP’s permanent collection. This multimedia installation builds on Unwavering Vision #1 and includes 3668 images of social change, as well as new audio segments, videos, and biographies.

This iteration of the installation was specifically curated to compliment the ICP Museum’s current exhibition, Magnum Manifesto. This landmark exhibition celebrates the 70th anniversary of the renowned photo agency Magnum Photos. By exploring the history of the second half of the 20th century through the lens of 75 masters, Magnum Manifesto provides a new and insightful perspective on the contribution of these photographers to our collective visual memory.

About Documentary Arts

Founded in 1985 by Alan Govenar to present new perspectives on historical issues and diverse cultures, Documentary Arts, Inc. is a non-profit organization based in Dallas and New York. Documentary Arts’ work with major institutions—including the National Endowment for the Arts, African American Museum (Dallas), FARO (Brussels), Maison des Cultures du Monde (Paris), and UNESCO (Nairobi)—have highlighted little-known practitioners of cultural forms via photography, films and videos, audio recordings, oral histories, exhibitions, public programs, new technologies, and collections of material culture.

Unwavering Vision #1 and Unwavering Vision #2 are part of an ongoing collaboration between ICP and Documentary Arts. This partnership consists of a significant donation to ICP from the Documentary Arts Collection and a Documentary Arts Fellowship, which supports the careers of promising students enrolled in ICP’s Full-Time Programs (Documentary Practice and Visual Journalism, General Studies in Photography, New Media Narratives, and the ICP-Bard MFA) to deepen their photography practice.