#ICPConcerned: Global Images for Global Crisis
Foreword by ICP’s Executive Director Mark Lubell and an introduction by ICP’s Managing Director of Programs David Campany.
“Above all, #ICPConcerned is an ode to the irrepressible human spirit, a solemn memorial to what we’ve lost in these painful global catastrophes, and a testament to the prevailing of art and beauty in an increasingly grim world.” -Musée Magazine
On March 13, 2020 the global coronavirus pandemic brought life as we know it to an abrupt halt. Wanting to do more than virtual exhibition tours, ICP announced the #ICPConcerned open call on March 20th, an invitation for people to make, upload, and tag images on Instagram of what was going on in their lives wherever they were. What resulted was more than sixty thousand submissions from countries as far flung as France, Singapore, Argentina, Nigeria, Canada, and Iran. Given the overwhelming response and guided by the organization’s founding principle to be a home for socially and politically-minded, transformative visual art, the staff quickly set about not only curating a digital exhibition, but also printing and mounting images for an “un-visible” show in the galleries that no one—at least in the foreseeable future—would visit.
“This is the story and a celebration of a wild idea, dreamed up in deep uncertainty, at the onset of what turned out to be a tumultuous year.” So begins David Campany, Managing Director of Programs at ICP, in his introduction to #ICPConcerned: Global Images for Global Crisis (October 19, 2021), which chronicles the museum’s innovative #ICPConcerned exhibition.
Published in conjunction with an exhibition at the International Center of Photography (ICP), New York, in October 2020.
• 820 B&W and 4C photographs
• Hardcover; English; 272 pages
• Publisher: G Editions (Glitterati Editions) / Pub Date: October 19, 2021
• Dimensions: 7.5 x 8.25 x 1.25 inches (W x L x D)