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Drawn from ICP’s rich holdings of mid-twentieth-century works, this exhibition examines the role of images in enduring narratives about the Lower East Side, a densely populated, multiethnic, and modern neighborhood that is both quintessentially American and uniquely New York.

Press Release

NEW YORK, NY (JANUARY 13, 2020) — The International Center of Photography (ICP) will open its new
integrated center at Essex Crossing on Manhattan’s Lower East Side with The Lower East Side: Selections from
the ICP Collection, one of four inaugural exhibitions. It will be on view at ICP at 79 Essex Street from January 25
to May 18, 2020.

The Lower East Side, one of the most densely populated, …

NEW YORK, NY (JANUARY 13, 2020) — The International Center of Photography (ICP) will open its new
integrated center at Essex Crossing on Manhattan’s Lower East Side with The Lower East Side: Selections from
the ICP Collection, one of four inaugural exhibitions. It will be on view at ICP at 79 Essex Street from January 25
to May 18, 2020.

The Lower East Side, one of the most densely populated, multiethnic, and modern places in the country, has
been mined by photographers for more than 100 years. While late 19th-century social reformers attempted to
show “how the other half lives,” later …

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Location

79 Essex Street
New York, NY, US
Monday, Wednesday, Friday–Sunday, 11am–7pm
Tuesday, Closed
Thursday, 11am–8pm