Monday, June 11, 2012
A visit to the ICP Photography Collection.
The International Center of Photography has a kind of secret stash of photographic history. I say “secret” only because this is a huge collection of photographic materials, but that is usually only accessible to professional researchers or academics. Some of these treasures eventually make it down into the museum for various exhibitions, or are transformed into items sold at the ICP gift shop—or even end up as props in movies (some reproductions of photographic prints from the 1930s ended up being used in an upcoming historical drama feature film)!
To learn more about this collection, visit the ICP Research Center webpage. From there, you’ll be linked to a variety of photographic resources, including the ICP’s eMuseum, a “searchable database of ICP’s Photography Collection.”