Public, Private, Secret at the New International Center of Photography (ICP), June 23, 2016 – January 2017

Photographs by Corrado Serra.

“ICP’s mission has always been to examine how images impact and influence social change, which is particularly critical now that mobile devices and social networks have made us all image-makers,” says Mark Lubell, ICP’s Executive Director. “Images are now produced and exchanged by millions of people globally to communicate complex ideas about everything from urban policing to self-identity. The new ICP Museum space was specifically designed to foster shared dialogues about these 􀀶􀁊􀁇􀀃􀁐􀁇􀁙􀀃􀀫􀀥􀀲􀀃􀀯􀁗􀁕􀁇􀁗􀁏􀀃􀁕􀁒􀁃􀁅􀁇􀀃􀁙􀁃􀁕􀀃􀁕􀁒􀁇􀁅􀁋􀆒􀁅􀁃􀁎􀁎􀁛􀀃􀁆􀁇􀁕􀁋􀁉􀁐􀁇􀁆􀀃􀁖􀁑􀀃􀁈􀁑􀁕􀁖􀁇􀁔􀀃􀁕􀁊􀁃􀁔􀁇􀁆􀀃􀁆􀁋􀁃􀁎􀁑􀁉􀁗􀁇􀁕􀀃􀁃􀁄􀁑􀁗􀁖􀀃􀁖􀁊􀁇􀁕􀁇issues, and the opening exhibition — Public, Private, Secret — is a perfect example of this, addressing one of the most critical conversations in today’s post-Internet society: privacy.”

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Installation view of Public, Private, Secret

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Background: Unidentified photographer, Mug shot of Martial Château (“who robbed Madame de Fessancourt”), December 16, 1922. Adhesive print. Courtesy Stefan Ruiz. Center: Unidentified photographer, Mug shots, Mexico, 1950s-1970s. Gelatin silver prints. Courtesy Stefan Ruiz. Top: Marc Garanger, Femmes Algériennes, 1960. Gelatin silver prints (printed 2016). International Center of Photography. Gift of the artist.

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Patrick McMullan, New York Fashion Week Face Book, 2016. Chromogenic print. Courtesy the artist.

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Installation view of Public, Private, Secret

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Martha Rosler, The Bowery in Two Inadequate Descriptive Systems, 1974-5. Gelatin Silver prints. International Center of Photography. Funded by ICP Acquisitions

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Lyle Ashton Harris, Appunti per l”Afro-Barocco, 2015. Mixed-media collage. Courtesy the artist and David Costello Gallery

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Installation view of Public, Private, Secret

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Left: Rashid Johnson, Self Portrait with My Hair Parted Like Frederick Douglass, 2003. Chromogenic print. Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth. Right: Vic Muniz, Frederick Douglass, from Pictures of Ink, 2000. Silver dye bleach (Cibachrome) print. International Center of Photography. Funded by ICP Acquisitions Committee

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Installation view of Public, Private, Secret

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Installation view of Public, Private, Secret

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Installation view of Public, Private, Secret

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Garry Winogrand, From Women Are Beautiful, 1975. Gelatin silver prints (printed 1981). International Center of Photography. Gift of Marvin Schwartz

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Count Louis-Camille D’Olivier, Untitled (Stereograph Card), ca. 1855-8, Albumen silver prints. Collection of William L. Schaeffer

Public, Private, Secret is the first exhibition in ICP’s new museum location at 250 Bowery. The International Center of Photography is the world’s leading institution dedicated to photography and visual culture. Its premiere exhibition and events program explore the concept of privacy in today’s society and studies how contemporary self-identity is tied to public visibility.

Exhibition curated by Charlotte Cotton, ICP Curator-in-Residence.