On Friday, June 19, The International Center of Photography (ICP) celebrated this year’s one-year certificate program exhibit “Tipping Point,” highlighting various mediums within the graduating class’s collective with booze, music and friends. Taking place in the hidden, underground ICP gallery space located on the corner of 6th Ave. and 43rd St., photography enthusiasts and New York vagabonds scattered the jam-packed gallery, perusing through the multimedia attractions, video installations and—of course—photos made by the school’s finest up and comers.
Each wall, while portioned off to showcase individual recipient’s work from over the past year, indulged patrons to investigative photojournalism while simultaneously aligning themselves with works of fine art, provoking feelings of unease and inspiration.
“Tipping Point is the result of a year of study at ICP and highlights a project completed by each student,” said Alison Morley, Chair of the Documentary Photography and Photojournalism Program, in a press release. “Encompassing an in-depth slideshow as well as multimedia and video components, the exhibition demonstrates the great diversity of students, subject matter, and media platforms that ICP students share.”
With artists of varied interests and age, works ranging from themes of police brutality to gender expression, and even the documentation of war were displayed, further emphasizing ICP’s commitment to explore routes of experimental image production and technical knowledge when considering today’s societal impact.
“This graduating class is a special group of 76 artists,” said Marina Berio, Chair of the General Studies
in Photography Program, in a press release. “From the very beginning of the school year, we were impressed by the seriousness of their commitment and their curiosity. They have shown an extraordinary capacity to work together in the classroom and to think in sophisticated ways about photography.”
“Tipping Point” is now open to the public and will close on Aug. 9.
[Photos via ICP]