Roxane Gay with Aja Monet: Not That Bad

Jun 11 | 19:00 | Celeste Bartos Forum, The New York Public Library
$40 general admission, $10 students

In her latest book, Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture, Roxane Gay brings together an incredible array of women to share first-person essays that directly tackle rape, assault, and harassment. Edited and with her introduction, the book asks what it means to live in a world where women have to measure the harassment, violence, and aggression they face, and where they are “routinely second-guessed, blown off, discredited, denigrated, besmirched, belittled, patronized, mocked, shamed, gaslit, insulted, bullied” for speaking out. Gay will be joined in conversation by poet, educator and activist, Aja Monet, author of My Mother Was a Freedom Fighter.

In Conversation: John Suler

June 13 | 6:30-8 PM | ICP Museum, 250 Bowery, New York
Professor John Suler discusses his research on Henri Cartier-Bresson and his own theory of photographic psychology, which offers a means for exploring how people create, share, and react to images in the age of cyberspace and digital photography. 
Free with registration

Auction: Photographs at Doyle Auction House

Jun 14 | 10:00am | Doyle Auction House

Doyle’s sales feature classic 20th century photographs and portfolios by artists such as Berenice Abbott, Edward Steichen, Margaret Bourke-White, Ansel Adams, Alfred Stieglitz, Diane Arbus, Brassaï, Andre Kertesz, Henri Cartier-Bresson, among others, as well as the work of later artists including Aaron Siskind, Ray Metzker, Paul Caponigro, Harry Callahan etc. Contemporary photography includes work by artists Gregory Crewdson, Robert Mapplethorpe, Nan Goldin, Helmut Newton, Bert Stern, Tina Barney, Saul Leiter and others.

Auction: Bonhams

June 17 – June 26 | 580 Madison Ave
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 Seymour Hersh with Paul Holdengräber: Unwanted Truths

Jun 20 | 19:00 | Wachenheim Trustees Room, The New York Public Library
$40 general admission, $10 students

From My Lai to Abu Ghraib, Seymour Hersh has broken some of the most impactful stories of the last half century. In the process, he has earned dozens of prizes for the New York Times and New Yorker, where he was a longtime staff writer.  Now, for the first time, Hersh has stepped back to write a memoir, Reporter, some of which was researched at The New York Public Library. Hersh poured over documents from the New York Times Company Archives in the library’s reading room, so it’s only fitting that he should return here to discuss the resulting memoir, which tells the stories behind headlines that made history. Join us to hear those stories, along with more than a few “unwanted truths” — all from the man David Remnick once described as “quite simply, the greatest investigative journalist of his era.”

Seeing through Differences: Speculating Alternative Futures with Sheila Pree Bright and Danny Wilcox Frazier

June 20 | 6:30-8 PM | ICP Museum, 250 Bowery, New York
In conversation with Paul Rogers, ICP’s director of content and public programming, photographers Sheila Pree Bright and Danny Wilcox Frazier explore the role of images in mediating identity politics, promoting or interrogating cross-cultural (mis)understandings, and provoking social change.
Free with registration

Optics: Brand as Visual Culture x Visual Culture as Brand

June 26 | 6:30-8 PM | ICP Museum, 250 Bowery, New York
This session of Optics: A New Way of Seeing Contemporary Culture, moderated by series host Jillian Steinhauer, examines contemporary branding and its visual output as a form of social, cultural, political, and economic exchange and production.
Free with registration

Images on the Run: Contemporary Street Photography

July 11 | ICP Museum, 250 Bowery, New York 
Inspired by ICP’s exhibition Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Decisive Moment, this panel discussion assembles contemporary street photographers, Khalik Allah, Cheryl Dunn, and Jacqueline Silberbush along with moderator Sam Brazilay, creative director of United Photo Industries and co-founder of Photoville, and asks them to relate the moments, subjects, and scenes that define their own “decisive moments.”
Free with registration