Hope and Empowerment Explored with ICP-Bowery Mission Collaborative
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The International Center of Photography is extending its reach down the Bowery. With its base of operations open just over five months, the institution is already weaving into the fabric of the neighborhood by way of collaborations. The latest being with the Bowery Mission.
Several Bowery Mission community members and staff recently went on a “Guided Tour of Public, Private, Secret,” and completed hands-on photographic and writing workshops set up by the ICP. Themes included hope and empowerment, and the first session was held at the Mission itself, where students created still life photographs of personal objects representing hope. Participants then moved to the ICP Studio to make self-portraits of empowerment, “exploring elements such as lighting, expression, gesture, and posture.”
The resulting exhibit is set to be open to the public on December 6-11, 2016, during regular hours at the ICP Museum (250 Bowery). A celebration will take place on December 7, from 11am-2pm. The program is free, and part of the ICP’s Neighborhood Collaborations, an initiative aiming to offer introductory photography, writing, and bookmaking workshops to local audiences across backgrounds and ages.