Sheila Pree Bright, #1960Now: Art + Intersection, 2015. © Sheila Pree Bright
THE IMAGE AND SOCIAL CHANGE
The First of Three 2017 ICP Exhibitions Exploring the Impact of Photography and Visual Culture on Society
Designating 2017 as “The Year of Social Change,” the International Center of Photography (ICP)—the world’s leading institution dedicated to photography and visual culture—today announced its upcoming exhibition schedule, exploring the ways in which photography and visual culture impact social change. The first exhibition in this series, Perpetual Revolution: The Image and Social Change, opens on January 27, 2017.
Organized by ICP Curators Carol Squiers and Cynthia Young, and adjunct curators Joanna Lehan and Kalia Brooks, Perpetual Revolution: The Image and Social Change continues ICP’s long-standing tradition of exploring the social and historic impact of visual culture.
ICP’s ambitious exhibition presents five of these critical issues transformed by visual culture—#BlackLivesMatter, gender fluidity, climate change, terrorist propaganda, and the refugee crisis:
ABOUT THE CURATORIAL TEAM
The Perpetual Revolution curatorial team is led by ICP Curator Carol Squiers. Joining Squiers as exhibition co-organizers are ICP Curator Cynthia Young and adjunct curators Joanna Lehan and Kalia Brooks.
Squiers joined ICP in 2000, and has since organized several leading edge exhibitions, including Weird Beauty: Fashion Photography Now (2009); What Is a Photograph? (2014); and the five-part exhibition series Imaging the Future: The Intersection of Science, Technology, and Photography (2001–2004). Squiers also co-curated all four Triennial exhibitions.
Young is the curator of the Robert Capa Archive at ICP and organized the ICP exhibition We Went Back: Photographs from Europe 1933-1956 by Chim (2015). She is also the author of The Mexican Suitcase: The Rediscovered Spanish Civil War Negatives of Capa, Chim, and Taro.
Lehan is an editor, writer, and curator who co-organized three of ICP’s Triennial exhibitions alongside Squiers: Strangers (2003); Ecotopia (2006), and A Different Kind of Order (2013). She teaches in the ICP-Bard MFA program.
Brooks is a New York-based independent curator and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Photography and Imaging at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Bhoan is an artist and graduate of ICP’s General Studies in Photography program; Ziegler is an artist who has organized a wide range of exhibitions and collaborative projects and is a graduate of the ICP-Bard MFA program.
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