ICPConcerned: Global Images for Global Crisis Exhibition
1 October to December 31, 2021
On March 20, the International Center of Photography announced an open call for image makers around the world to post and tag imagery of their experiences as the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded. The hashtag #ICPConcerned was named in recognition of ICP’s founding principle to champion “concerned photography”—socially and politically minded images that can educate and change the world.
In 2020, ICP’s exhibition, #ICPConcerned: Global Images for Global Crisis, became a diary for a world-wide pandemic capturing 263 days recorded by 820 photographers curated from over 60,000 submissions. The show was on view in New York at ICP from October 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020, while many restrictions, especially pertaining to travel remained in place. Including a foreward by Mark Lubell and an introduction by David Campany, ICP’s new book, #ICPConcerned: Global Images for a Global Crisis, offers a definitive powerful visual history of global upheaval and day-to-day life during the pandemic.
The International Center of Photography is the world’s leading institution dedicated to photography and visual culture. Cornell Capa founded ICP in 1974 to champion “concerned photography”—socially and politically minded images that can educate and change the world. Through our exhibitions, education programs, community outreach, and public programs, ICP offers an open forum for dialogue about the power of the image.