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