• New York Times: Arts Beat: Director of International Center of Photography to Step Down

    Willis E. Hartshorn, director of the International Center of Photography since 1994, announced on Tuesday that he would step down for health reasons. No successor has been named, and Mr. Hartshorn, known as Buzz, said he would remain in his post until the institution’s board of trustees completed what it said would be “an international search” for a new director... (click here for full article)

  • The New Yorker: Q & A with Philip Gefter

    GEFTER: How do you think I.C.P. has been responsive to the changes in photography—or the photography world—over the years?

    HARTSHORN: The largest thing for me is that after so many decades in which people tried to substantiate the importance of photography as some kind of a non-mechanical, if you will, controllable esthetic medium to be collected and commodified within the art world—all of which has happened to wonderful effect, now with the digital transition there are greater notions of democracy and availability and communication through pictures in an environment where we are not just communicating but learning and teaching through imagery. (read full article here)

  • Art Daily: International Center of Photography Director to Transition to New Executive Role

    NEW YORK, N.Y.- The International Center of Photography (ICP) announced today that Willis E. Hartshorn, its Ehrenkranz Director, has informed ICP's Board of Trustees of his desire, for health reasons, to transition to a different full-time executive role in the institution. Consequently, ICP's Board has formed a Search Committee which has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to conduct an international search for a new Director to lead the institution. Mr. Hartshorn, who has been diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease, will continue in his current role until his successor is in place. He then will concentrate on initiatives associated with the strategic direction of ICP. (read full article here)