There’s a really cool museum downtown that many people may not even know exists. The International Center of Photography is the place to revel in the beauty of photography and visual culture. In their words, they explore, “the history and the future of image-making.”
We visited a current exhibition last week–Lauren Greenfield’s Generation Wealth. The collection exhibits 25 years of the artist’s work in photography, oral history and film to examine the influence of money, status, beauty, and celebrity in America and abroad. You’ll find pint-sized beauty pageant queens, Latinas joyfully celebrating their Quinceañeraa, prostitutes beckoning from the Moonlight Bunnyranch in Nevada. Bar mitzvah celebrations, teenage girls decked out in their prom finery, and the oh-so-glittery shoppers at Versace in Beverly Hills. Raw discussions of body image…healthy for some. Others? Not so much. All photos are accompanied with comments on and by the people in the photos, which makes for a moving experience.
Is this really the American Dream?
You can catch the exhibit through January 7th.The museum is open every day, save Monday. Tickets are $14 for adults. $12 for seniors. Kids 14 and under get in for free. Click here to make reservations and purchase tickets.
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