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Best Photography in New York

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International Center of Photography Museum

The International Center of Photography (ICP) was founded by photojournalist Cornell Capa in 1974. Now located on a dynamic two-part campus in midtown Manhattan, it stands amongst the nation's foremost museums dedicated to preserving the past and ensuring the future of art photography. With approximately 15 exhibitions each year, ICP presents an extensive array of historical and contemporary images by some of the most talented photographers in the world.

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Ground Zero Museum Workshop

The Ground Zero Museum Workshop was established in 2005 by Gary Marlon Suson to commemorate the memories of those who lost their lives in the 9/11 tragedy, and also honors those who helped rebuild the site. Marlon Suson was the official photographer at that time and remained at the site to record the recovery process. The museum houses his collection and documentaries on the tragedy as well as remnants from the site. Lucky visitors can even have Mr. Suson himself recounting his experience. This museum, which is open daily, is a true memorial to the innocent lives lost, making it a must visit. Advance reservations are required.

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Julie Saul Gallery

Those with a great passion for photography should visit Julie Saul Gallery, which has some exceptional works displayed. Julie Saul, who has been dealing in photographic works for more than 20 years, has a great collection of contemporary camera works, vintage photographic prints, illustrations, motion pictures and an a range of eclectic mix of art works that are exhibited here. This gallery offers established as well as emerging artists a platform to showcase their talents. Visitors can peruse some exceptional works by renowned names Sally Gall, Neeta Madahar, Maria Martinez-Cañas and Karin Apollonia Müller.

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Benrubi Gallery

Bonni Benrubi established this gallery in 1987 to offer a platform to showcase photographic works. Dedicated to modern photography, this gallery has on display exceptional stills by renowned professionals. Visitors can peruse beautiful landscapes in monochrome by Andreas Feininger, lovely blue beaches by Massimo Vitali, monochromes of Japanese art by Hiroshi Watanabe and stills of magnificent waves by Leroy Grannis.

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MoMA (Museum of Modern Art)

This powerhouse in the modern art world doubles as one of the best-known museums on the globe. Its galleries burst with intriguing exhibits showcasing mediums ranging from painting and drawing to print and illustration. Photography fans will also find a lot to love at the MoMA (Museum of Modern Art). Classic artworks closely associated with the museum include Andy Warhol's Marilyn Monroe and Pablo Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon. Should your appetite for food begin to compete with your appetite for art, there is a charming restaurant on site, as well as a gift shop to browse on your way out.

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Pace/MacGill Gallery

For a photography enthusiast, whether an amateur or a professional, Pace/MacGill Gallery is a great place to visit. Peter MacGill, an esteemed photographer joined forces with Pace enterprise to establish Pace/MacGill Gallery in 1983. The gallery has hosted more than 200 exhibitions and has published a variety of catalogs, earning themselves a reputation of being a leading venue for contemporary photography. Visitors can peruse splendid portraits of Chuck Close, monochromes of Adou and colorful stills of Duane Michals. Drop in at this gallery an expand your knowledge on the subject.

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Howard Greenberg Gallery

Howard Greenberg Gallery was a venture that began by Howard Greenberg in 1981. This gallery houses a humungous collection of exquisite photographs by some of the most internationally renowned names in the field. Founded with an aim to promote journalistic and street photography, this gallery subsequently opened its doors to include the art form as a whole. Visitors can peruse beautiful monochromes of Eikoh Hosoe, Peter Keetman, human photography of Gordon Parks and scenic icebergs by Olaf Otto Becker.

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Edwynn Houk Gallery

Edwynn Houk has been dealing in modern art since 1980. In 1997 he opened this gallery in New York city to offer a platform to promote modern art, especially photographic works. Since its establishment, this gallery has earned a reputation for hosting some of the best exhibitions by artists with the likes of Moholy Nagy, Alfred Stieglitz, Robert Frank and Man Ray. Visitors can gaze at beautiful monochromes of Alex Guofeng Cao, Steve Schapiro and Bruce Davidson that offer you a glimpse into what occurs behind the scenes during a performance. You can also peruse exceptional contemporary works by Robert Polidori, Sally Mann and Sissi Farassat that have gone beyond the traditional perceptions of photography.

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Alice Austen House

The monumental Alice Austen House located in Staten Island. Also famously referred as Clear Comfort, it was home to ace photographer Alice Austen. In the light of the present day, it stands as a house museum that hosts school programs, photography camps and day trips. It has been designated as a National Historic Landmark and is also included in the National Register of Historic Places.

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