Quote of Note | Mark Robbins

ICP [The International Center of Photography] is a place I’ve known about since I was a little kid. My mom was involved with exhibitions. Oddly enough, I met Kenneth Anger in their galleries. So there’s a kind of full circle…

ICP is an institution dedicated broadly to the image or to the image broadly. It’s really both. I want to expand the notion of the way we look at image making, and images as cultural currency, as a currency for communication, and to make ICP the hub for discourses about the image, and also for commissioning work as well as exhibiting work. And so my sense is to make a cultural institution that has that as its legacy is kind of critical, especially in this century. I would like to look at the image in a more catholic way, a broader way.

To be an institution that’s based in New York, but that has global reach, I want that to be really critical to its ethos.”

Mark Robbins, the new executive director of ICP, in an interview with William Menking that appears in the October 3 issue of The Architect’s Newspaper