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International Center of Photography Review

Founded in 1974 by photojournalist Cornell Capa (photographer Robert Capa's brother), this top-notch photography museum and school has a collection of over 150,000 original prints spanning the history of photography from daguerreotypes to large-scale pigment prints. Changing exhibits display work by famous and should-be-famous photographers,while themed group shows focus on topics such as ecology, health, religion, science, war, and candid street shots. The gift shop has amazing imagery on postcards, posters, and prints, and outstanding photography books.

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  • Address: 1133 Ave. of the Americas, at 43rd Street Midtown West, New York, NY 10036 | Map It
  • Phone: 212/857–0000
  • Cost: $14
  • Hours: Tues.–Thurs., Sat., Sun. 10–6, Fri. 10–8
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  • Subway: B, D, F, M to 42nd St.
  • Location: Midtown West
Updated: 02-24-2014

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    Depends on what they're exhibiting

    This museum apparently has a large permanent collection of photos, but they're not on display as such. Temporary exhibits are set up, usually centered around themes or photographers, which are based on items drawn from the permanent collection. As a result, whether this is worth a visit or not depends entirely on what's temporarily being shown. In any event, $12.00 is a high admission fee for this small museum -- best to go on "pay what you wish" Friday nights.

    by bachslunch, 12/17/08

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