Our annual benefit honors women in visual arts working in photography and film.

Since 2012, the International Center of Photography’s annual Spotlights benefit has honored women in visual arts working in photography and film. Each year, this event raises critical funding for ICP’s education and exhibition programs through the celebration of artists, imagemakers, and leaders in the field of imagemaking. Past honorees include Mickalene Thomas, Lynsey Addario, Laurie Simmons, Lauren Greenfield, Carrie Mae Weems, and Shirin Neshat.

Sponsored by Christian Louboutin, this is a particularly special year for Spotlights, as we will honor not one, but three women in a virtual conversation moderated by Isolde Brielmaier, ICP Curator-at-Large. 

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The 2020 ICP Spotlights honorees will be announced in October 2020. Thank you to our supporters who make this event possible.


Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Virtual Event

ICP Spotlights 2020 Co-Chairs

Zoë Buckman and Sheree Hovsepian

Special Thanks

We gratefully acknowledge support from:

Past Events

ICP Spotlights 2018: Mickalene Thomas
ICP Spotlights 2017: Lynsey Addario
ICP Spotlights 2016 (November): Laurie Simmons
ICP Spotlights 2016 (January): Lauren Greenfield
ICP Spotlights 2015: Carrie Mae Weems
ICP Spotlights 2014: Shirin Neshat
ICP Spotlights 2013: Fashion Photography
ICP Spotlights 2012: Creating a Better World

Image: Mohammad Alizade