A companion piece to International Center of Photography’s (ICP) exhibition “Love Songs: Photography and Intimacy,” a group show conceived as a mixtape of songs gifted to a lover featuring photographic projects about love, desire, and intimacy from 16 contemporary photographers, Metrograph presents a collection of films that explore myriad forms of tender attachment, from romantic ardour to filial devotion. Running for four months, in tandem with the ICP show, the series begins with exhibit participant Leigh Ledare’s audacious and often very funny experiment in filmed self-analysis, The Task.

About the International Center of Photography
The International Center of Photography (ICP) is the world’s leading institution dedicated to photography and visual culture. Cornell Capa founded ICP in 1974 to champion “concerned photography”—socially and politically minded images that can educate and change the world. Through exhibitions, education programs, community outreach, and public programs, ICP offers an open forum for dialogue about the power of the image. Since its inception, ICP has presented more than 700 exhibitions, provided thousands of classes, and hosted a wide variety of public programs. ICP launched its new integrated center on Manhattan’s Lower East Side in January 2020.

Presented with ICP.

The exhibition is organized in collaboration with the Maison Européenne de la Photographie (MEP), Paris, based upon an original idea by Simon Baker. Curated at MEP by Frédérique Dolivet and Pascal Hoël.