Close Enough: Fresh insights from 12 female Magnum photographers


NEW YORK, NY (July 18, 2022)—The International Center of Photography (ICP) announces the fall 2022 exhibition calendar, featuring two exhibitions that explore how photographers fit into their subject matter to document people, places, daily life and world events . Close Enough: Fresh insights from 12 female Magnum photographers and Death in the Making: Reexamining the Iconic Photobook of the Spanish Civil War will be visible at the ICP from September 30, 2022 to January 9, 2023.

Close Enough: Fresh insights from 12 female Magnum photographers presents crucial projects in the careers of 12 contemporary women photographers from Magnum Photos, the pioneering photography collective. Each of the photographers recounts their creative journey, offering insights into the extraordinary relationships they create within global situations, communities and individual subjects. With a title inspired by Magnum co-founder Robert Capa’s quote “If your photos aren’t good enough, you aren’t close enough”, Close enough features over 150 works, including Sabiha Çimen’s explorations of the experiences of young Islamic women in Turkey; Alessandra Sanguinetti’s long-term collaboration with rural Argentinian cousins ​​Guille and Belinda as they grow from childhood to adulthood; Bieke Depoorter’s multi-year, multifaceted project, Agata, about a young club artist in Paris; and Susan Meiselas’ work with women who have sought refuge from domestic violence in the Midlands, UK. Photographers in the exhibition include Olivia Arthur, Myriam Boulos, Sabiha Çimen, Bieke Depoorter, Cristina de Middel, Carolyn Drake, Nanna Heitmann, Susan Meiselas, Hannah Price, Lua Ribeira, Alessandra Sanguinetti and Newsha Tavakolian. Curated by Charlotte Cotton, the exhibition coincides with the 75th anniversary of the founding of Magnum Photos.

About Magnum Photos

Magnum Photos is a cooperative of acclaimed freelance photographers who share an ongoing commitment to documenting world events, people, places, daily life and culture. Founded in 1947, Magnum Photos has been telling stories of the past, defining the present and shaping the future through photography for over 75 years, united by its values ​​of uncompromising excellence, truth, respect and independence. With over 6.6 million internet subscribers and a steady schedule of museum performances, exhibitions and events around the world, Magnum photographers continue to inspire a growing global audience. In 2022, Magnum Photos celebrates its 75th anniversary with the launch of a special anniversary program highlighting the agency’s historical legacy, community and photographic practices.

Charlotte Cotton is a curator, writer and creative consultant who has explored photographic culture for over 25 years. She has held positions such as Curator of Photographs at the Victoria and Albert Museum, Head of Programming at the Photographers’ Gallery in London, Curator and Head of the Wallis Annenberg Department of Photography at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and Curator-in-Residence at the Katonah Museum of Art, NY. She has also held positions at ICP and the California Museum of Photography, Riverside. His book, Photography as contemporary art, is published in over ten languages ​​and has been a key text in tracing the rise of photography as an undisputed art form in the 21st century. The fourth edition was published in September 2020.


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