Two years ago, the International Center of Photography bowed to the realities of Manhattan real estate, giving up its Midtown home on Avenue of the Americas and going dark. Now it is set to reopen on June 23 in a new incarnation downtown, after institutional introspection compelled not only by the move but also by the presiding quandary about what, exactly, defines photography today as the medium keeps morphing and mutating within a vast, evolving technological landscape. The smartphone has turned us all into photographers; social media floods us with an endless array of images; omnipresent video threatens the relevance of the still photograph; and the hovering eye of drone surveillance chronicles our every move. The center had to recalibrate.
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