ICP's "Close Enough" Exhibits Relationships Between 12 Women Photographers and Their Subjects

Opening this fall, the International Center of Photography presents Close Enough: New Perspectives from 12 Women Photographers of Magnum.

From left to right: Sabiha Çimen, Students playing with a color smoke bomb during a picnic event, from Hafiz, 2017. © Sabiha Çimen / Magnum Photos; Sabiha Çimen, A plane flies low over students riding a train at a funfair over the weekend, from Hafiz, 2018 © Sabiha Çimen / Magnum Photos

The exhibition is expected to offer unique viewpoints of the relationships that both emerging and established contemporary women photographers forge with global situations, communities, and individuals.

From left to right: Susan Meiselas, Dawn, Suite 7, a refuge in the Black Country, from A Room of Their Own, 2016. © Susan Meiselas / Magnum Photos; Carolyn Drake, Lucy with Azaleas, from Knit Club, 2018. © Carolyn Drake / Magnum Photos; Carolyn Drake, Jackie and Leah, from Knit Club, 2018. © Carolyn Drake / Magnum Photos

The title can be traced back to a quote by renowned photo collective Magnum Photos’ co-founder Robert Capa stating, “If your pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough.”

Magnum Photos is a cooperative of acclaimed, independent photographers who have been sharing an ongoing commitment to documenting world events, people, places, daily life, and culture since its founding in 1947.

From left to right: Cristina de Middel, Newton, 43 years, Rio de Janiero, 2015. © Cristina de Middel / Magnum Photos; Hannah Price, Untitled (Pull Over), Brewerytown from City of Brotherly Love, 2011. © Hannah Price; Alessandra Sanguinetti, The Necklace, from The Adventures of Guille and Belinda, 1999. © Alessandra Sanguinetti / Magnum Photos

Together, the 12 featured photographers move and challenge the photography collective's boundaries— overall deepening Magnums’ photographic quest to explore the human realm.

“Each project points to the contemporary evolution of concerned photography around the globe and reflects on the complexity of politics and representation today,” said ICP executive director David E. Little.

From left to right: Nanna Heitmann, Police man at a pro-Novalny Protest, 2022. © Nanna Heitmann / Magnum Photos; Newsha Tavakolian, Still from For the Sake of Calmness, 2020. © Newsha Tavakolian / Magnum Photos; Alessandra Sanguinetti, Buenos Aires Province, from The Adventures of Guille and Belinda and The Illusion of an Everlasting Summer, 2001. © Alessandra Sanguinetti / Magnum Photos

The featured collection consists of more than 150 works by three generations of Magnum women: Olivia Arthur, Myriam Boulos, Sabiha Çimen, Cristina de Middel, Bieke Depoorter, Carolyn Drake, Nanna Heitmann, Susan Meiselas, Hannah Price, Lua Ribeira, Alessandra Sanguinetti, and Newsha Tavakolian.

“Through the combination of newly made work, reflections on previous projects, and works-in-progress in this exhibition, we gain insight into this group's determination, urgency, and resourcefulness, with each photographer taking account of her practice, inviting us to get close enough,” said exhibition curator Charlotte Cotton.

Close Enough will be on view from September 30, 2022 through January 9, 2023 at the International Center of Photography in New York City.

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