ICP Spring Talks Photographer Lecture Series Speakers

ICP Spring Talks Photographer Lecture Series Speakers


New York, NY—The International Center of Photography (ICP) announced the Naomi Rosenblum ICP Spring Talks Photographer lecture series speakers for the 2024 season. Furthermore, this season’s series welcomes global leading voices in photography and visual culture. You will hear from individuals who champion social change through photography, employ alternative and emerging practices or ask critical questions about the form.

ICP is 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 exhibitions, education programs, community outreach as well as 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 variety of public programs.

ICP Spring Talks Photographer Lecture Series

The Naomi Rosenblum ICP Talks Photographer lecture series presents one-hour live events. The sessions feature scholars and curators in conversation with renowned photographers. Recent participants include Elliott Jerome Brown Jr.; Pacifico Silano; Farah Al Qasimi; Shala Miller; Sunil Gupta; Muriel Hasbun; Clifford Prince King; as well as Catherine Opie. Following is the lineup for spring 2024.

Teju Cole with Zoë Hopkins
Monday, March 11, 7 p.m.

The premiere spring 2024 Naomi Rosenblum ICP Talks Photographer lecture series will present writer, photographer and art historian Teju Cole in conversation with writer, critic and educator Zoë Hopkins. Cole will speak about his career as a novelist. He will also discuss the relationship between images and text, including that in Pharmakon, a collection of Cole’s visual short stories newly published by MACK Books.

Pete Souza with Dawn Porter
Wednesday, March 20, 7 p.m.

Pete Souza was chief official White House photographer and director of the White House photo office during President Obama’s two-term administration. He was also the official White House photographer for President Ronald Reagan. He is joined by award-winning documentary filmmaker Dawn Porter. They will highlight Souza’s impactful career documenting the most powerful men in the United States. The presentation will also cover his role in shaping and retelling history through his photo book projects.

In addition, Porter and Souza will discuss Porter’s film The Way I See It. The film looks at Souza’s role in the Reagan and Obama presidential administrations as well as his transformation into vocal social commentary.

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Christina Fernandez with Katherine Bussard
Wednesday, April 3, 7 p.m.

Los Angeles-based photographer Christina Fernandez is joined at ICP by Katherine Bussard. Moreover, Bussard is the Peter C. Bunnell Curator of Photography at the Princeton University Art Museum. They will discuss Fernandez’s extensive body of work exploring migration, labor as well as gender. They will also explore her Mexican American identity through photography and her recent traveling retrospective, Multiple Exposures.

In addition, Bussard and Fernandez will look at upcoming projects and discuss the expanding role of an artist, which for Fernandez includes curatorial projects and creating new opportunities for her community.

Shirin Neshat with Marina Abramovic and Joan Jonas
Tuesday, April 30, 7 p.m.

This is the final installment of the spring 2024 season of the Naomi Rosenblum ICP Talks Photographer lecture series. Two pioneer performance and visual artists will join Shirin Neshat, recipient of the 2024 ICP Infinity Award in Lifetime Achievement. They are Marina Abramovic and Joan Jonas.

The 2023-2024 Naomi Rosenblum ICP Talks Photographer lecture series is made possible through the support from the Rosenblum Family. ICP offers the program both in person at ICP and streaming online.

Tickets to attend the conversation in person are $5 and do not include admission to ICP’s galleries. They are free for ICP members, current ICP one-year certificate program students as well as current faculty of ICP’s one-year certificate programs. Register here. icp.org/events

The International Center of Photography 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.