Our state-of-the-art facilities include color and black-and-white film labs, a digital media lab, classrooms, and a professional shooting studio. The ICP School also houses a library, a student lounge, and exhibition space.

In advance of ICP's move to Essex Crossing, the ICP School and all administrative offices are temporarily located in the Grace Building (1114 Avenue of the Americas at 42nd Street, 2nd Floor) adjacent to our previous Midtown location. Current course information can be found here. For more information, contact education@icp.org.

Film & Darkroom Labs


Hourly Photo Lab Rental

Photo Lab facilities can be rented by current and former students from the previous term. The B&W and Color labs are available on a first-come, first-served basis. There is a $10 per hour fee for B&W and Color printing (including ICP stock chemistry). 


Call the Photo Lab (212.857.0075) to get the updated open lab schedule. 

Photo Lab Facilities

Our Photo Labs are designed for efficient printing and processing with 64 individual enlarger stations and a wide selection of film and paper chemistry. The facilities also include:  

  • Two large teaching laboratories for black-and-white printing, which can produce prints up to 20x24 inches and mural size.
  • One teaching laboratory for color printing, which includes a Kreonite KM-4 automated processor and LPL 4x5 dichroic enlargers. The printing area, incorporating color-correction lighting and a large GTI viewing box.
  • Facilities for the production of alternative process images
  • A spacious film development area with two loading rooms and a separate sheet film lab.
  • Print washing, toning, and drying areas meeting archival standards
  • Four semi-private black-and-white labs, available for exclusive use by full-time students
  • A post-production area for print finishing, matting, heat mounting, cutting, etc.
  • A copy stand and lights

Digital Media Lab

The ICP Digital Media Lab features up-to-date equipment designed for high-end digital image production.

Hourly Digital Lab Rental

Our digital media lab is available to current and former students from the previous term on a rental basis. The rental fee is $10 per hour plus print charges. Students currently enrolled in a digital media class may use the lab for 10 hours free of charge during their enrolled term. Print charges are additional. 

Digital Media Lab Facilities

The Lab contains a network of 65 color-managed Apple workstations, providing each student with a full-suite of the latest Adobe and Apple editing applications, Calibrated Wide Color-Gamut 24-inch Eizo monitors, and 17” Canon Pro 1000 printers. It also includes:

  • Film Scanners: Hasselblad X1, X5, and 646
  • Flatbed/Transparency Scanners: Epson v750, V700 10000XL
  • Large Format Inkjet Printers: Canon Pro 2000 and 4000

Equipment Rental

ICP has an extensive inventory of lighting and grip equipment for use on and off campus. Lighting gear includes Profoto strobes as well as Lowel continuous lighting, among other brands. Camera gear includes digital and film equipment of varying formats. Equipment is available to our current Full-Time Program and Part-Time Program students for short-term use. In addition, select continuing education classes and workshops have access to class related equipment. The school’s facilities include a professional shooting studio with grey, white and black seamless racks (12’ and 9’), digital projectors, and a closet stocked with grip equipment. 


Monday–Friday 10 AM–2:30 PM & 4–8 PM
Saturday & Sunday 11 AM–1 PM & 1:30–4 PM
(Hours subject to change)


All classrooms are furnished with light tables, slide projectors, Apple computers, and a digital projection system, while some also include seamless racks. Students may reserve classrooms that are not in use.


The ICP Library provides research and informational resources for the Museum and the School including published works from around the world. Holdings include the gifts of ICP founder Cornell Capa, documentary photographers David Douglas Duncan and Andreas Feininger, resources related to ICP’s exhibitions and education programs, and acquisitions featuring the newest titles in the art of photobooks. The Library's collection is made up of more than 25,000 volumes including monographs, monographic series, serials, museum and collection catalogues, biographies of photographers, critical editions of the writings of photographers and photography historians, anthologies of documents, facsimiles, technical and instructional manuals. Some of our strongest holdings are our Artists Books, which include original publications and zines not held by any libraries in the world.