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ICP Announces Triennial Exhibition

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ICP Announces Triennial Exhibition

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The International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York has announced a new initiative, the "ICP Triennial" exhibition, the first of its kind in the United States. This inaugural event has the thematic focus and title "Strangers," and is intended to "explore the social world through images resulting from encounters with people unknown to one another, in both public and private situations."

At a press briefing announcing the Triennial, ICP Board President Raymond J. McGuire called the move "reflective of the commitment ... of the staff ... and board" to contemporary photography. ICP's Ehrenkranz Director, Willis ("Buzz") Hartshorn, noted ICP's recent capital improvements and program expansion, and called the Triennial "a representation of [ICP's] commitment to contemporary photography internationally."

Four renowned photography curators comprise the selection team curating this initiative-ICP Director of Exhibitions and Chief Curator Brian Wallis, Senior Curators Christopher Phillips and Carol Squiers and Digital, Media Curator Edward Earle. These curators and other ICP exhibitions staff have been seeking photo-based work from around the globe for more than a year, traveling to international art events including the Stockholm (Sweden) Art Fair, the Yokohama (Japan) Triennial, the Basel (Switzerland) Art Fair and the Photo Biennal at Centro Imagen in Mexico City, as well as conducting studio visits in such locales as Beijing, Berlin, Frankfurt, London, New York, Paris and Tokyo.

Wallis called the Triennial "the most ambitious project ICP has undertaken as an exhibition, by far. …

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