The ICP recently moved to its new premises on 79, Essex Street, NYC. While the Corona crisis has put public presentations temporarily on hold, the venue has decided to make its inauguration exhibition accessible to all audiences online.
The showcase features a selection of highlights from the ICP archives, documenting the extraordinary history of the Lower East Side – arguably one of the most quintessential neighbourhoods in NYC. Historically, its dynamic, multi-ethnic character was defined by the continuous arrival of immigrants. Each group of newcomers left their mark on the neighbourhood, which helped shape the cultural heritage of New York City and the US at large.
Many of the country’s most iconic photographers of the 1930s and 1940s were first-generation Americans born on the Lower East Side – among them Ilse Bing, Arnold Eagle, Otto Hagel, Lisette Model, Jacob Riis, Lee Sievan, Weegee, Dan Weiner and Bill Witt.
Visitors are able to enhance their virtual showcase experience with a Spotify playlist (#ICPSounds) compiled specifically for this exhibition.
For details go to International Center of Photography