ICP: Forty Years Ago

The International Center of Photography opened its first exhibitions on November 16, 1974. Three presentations were organized at ICP’s first home on 5th Avenue at 94th Street: Apropos USSR (1954–1973): Henri Cartier-Bresson, Classics of Documentary Photography, and The Eye of the Beholder featuring contemporary color photography.

These inaugural exhibitions exemplified Cornell Capa’s interest in a range of documentary modes and particularly what he called “Concerned Photography” as seen in the work of Cartier-Bresson and others.

Henri Cartier-Bresson, French, 1908-2004  Fortress of Peter and Paul, Leningrad. 1973 Gift of Henri Cartier-Bresson, in memory of Robert Capa and David Seymour, 1994 277.1994

Henri Cartier-Bresson, French, 1908-2004
Fortress of Peter and Paul, Leningrad. 1973
Gift of Henri Cartier-Bresson, in memory of Robert Capa and David Seymour, 1994
277.1994

Below, a dye transfer color print by Pete Turner from The Eye of the Beholder, presented concurrently with the Cartier-Bresson exhibition,  November 16, 1974 through March 10, 1975

Pete Turner, American, b. 1934 Truck Stop, Utah, 1974 Dye transfer print Gift of Pete Turner, 1987

Pete Turner, American, b. 1934
Truck Stop- Utah, 1974
Dye transfer print
Gift of Pete Turner, 1987

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