Author Archives: matthew carson

About matthew carson

Associate librarian & Archivist at the International Center of Photography

In Five Words : An ICP Library Exhibition

Lizzie Himmel: In 5 Words February 7th 2014 at 6pm Lizzie Himmel: In 5 Words, a collaboration between Alison Bradley, Specialist in Photography and Educator at ICP, and Lizzie Himmel.  A conversation centered on five words: “carnal”, “surrealist”, “spectrum”, “form”, … Continue reading

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Ten photobooks from 2013

  There are other great photobooks. Of course there are many others, and my colleagues have selected some of them and therefore I felt that I didn’t have to. Then again there is also a little duplication. So here we … Continue reading

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Blood and Champagne – an interview with Alex Kershaw

In 2002 Alex Kershaw published a biography of Robert Capa Blood and Champagne.  It is a Robert Capa biography that explores not only the career of a heroic photojournalist, but also the other side of the man: The drinking, the … Continue reading

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A Different Kind of Order (Books at the ICP Triennial)

Artists’ Photography Books: A Different Kind of Order A Different Kind of Order: The ICP Triennial, is a global survey of contemporary photography and video and will be on view at the ICP Museum from May 17 to September 22, … Continue reading

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In a sentimental mood

“. . . far away, peaceful places where you can throw off your fears and inhibitions, and bathe in the sea and the sun as you please” – In a Blue Moon, Nell Dorr 1939      Summer is family … Continue reading

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We passed upon the stair. . .

ICP Staff Photograph from 1981 or 1982 . Taken upon the staircase of the Willard D. Straight House (1130 Fifth Avenue, at East 94th Street on the northeast corner). Staff Atlas from the 1981 image John Abrams, Technical Assistant Gideon … Continue reading

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Year of the Black Snake!

Greetings From Cornell Capa’s first trip to China. . .   Sunday, February 10  is Chinese New Year or Spring Festival. The above photograph of a mysteriously disguised Cornell Capa is from his first trip to China. The identity of … Continue reading

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A Space for you. . .

A Space for you Cian O’Donoghue Opening Reception: February 7 | Thursday | 7 pm On View: February 8–11 | Friday–Sunday | 12–5 pm http://cianod.tumblr.com/   http://www.icp.org/events/2013/january/31/icp-bard-mfa-solo-exhibitions

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Dead Ringers – Qiana Mestrich – Opening – Thursday, January 31st | 6-9pm ET

MFA Solo Exhibition – Qiana Mestrich Titled “Dead Ringers,” the show will feature new photography, writing and mixed media work around the themes of (human) duplication, profiling and psychological processes of identification. Opening Reception: Thursday, January 31st | 6-9pm ET … Continue reading

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Favourite Photobooks of 2012

It is that time of year again. We all discuss our favourite photobooks of 2012 and like super nerds we list them. ten selected by Matthew: Dun Briste, Downpatrick Head – Jan Kempenaers Out To Lunch – Ari Marcopoulus Elementary … Continue reading

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