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#ICPConcerned: Global Images for Global Crisis

Updated: Aug 24, 2021

In March, as the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded, the International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York City announced an open call for imagemakers around the world to post and tag imagery of their experiences. And the hashtag #ICPConcerned was born.

Amateur smartphone pictures were being uploaded alongside the work of professional imagemakers. In May, with George Floyd being killed, thousands of #ICPConcerned images of the demonstrations were then shared as nationwide protests were being documented.

In June, ICP initiated an evolving #ICPConcerned exhibition at its event gallery. ICP staff, curators, administrators and educators reviewed and select photos from over a thousand images. Then, the photographers were contacted, and prints made in the gallery space. The result is an astonishing display of images that are arranged on the walls by the month.

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