International Center of Photography names Mark Lubell as Executive Director

The Board of Trustees of the International Center of Photography (ICP) announced that it has appointed Mark Lubell as its new Executive Director, effective immediately.

Lubell was Director of Magnum Photos from 2004 until 2011. He spearheaded the restructuring of Magnum, whose history is closely tied with the foundation of ICP, steering it into the 21st century and introducing new revenue streams in tune with today’s online marketplace. In 2007, American Photo named Lubell “Innovator of the Year” for his pioneering approach to multimedia and online communities. During his tenure, Magnum engaged in numerous high- profile projects with partners such as Aperture, Film Forum, Hewlett Packard, MoMA, the New York Public Library, slate.com, and Walter Reade Theater. Lubell also conceived and executed one of the largest transactions in photographic history: the sale of Magnum New York’s press print archive to Michael Dell’s investment firm MSD Capital LP, and its placement as a study collection in the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin.

Beginning in 2008, Lubell led “Access to Life,” a project in which eight Magnum photographers documented the work of The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. It has successfully raised $1 billion to provide anti-retroviral medicines for HIV-positive people around the world. Since 2011, Lubell has served as a consultant on other archives of photography and artwork.

Prior to his work at Magnum, Lubell was Chief Operating Officer of “Here is New York: A Democracy of Photographs,” which was formed in the aftermath of the events of September 11, 2001. Under his guidance, “Here is New York” organized the second most-viewed photo exhibit in history, created a website that received two billion hits in less than five months, published a best-selling book, and raised and donated more than $1,000,000 to charity.

The International Center of Photography (ICP) is the world’s leading institution dedicated to the practice and understanding of photography and the reproduced image in all its forms. Through our exhibitions, educational programs, and community outreach, we offer an open forum for dialogue about the role images play in our culture. Since our founding, we have presented more than 500 exhibitions and offered thousands of classes, providing instruction at every level. ICP is a center where photographers and artists, students and scholars can create and interpret the world of the image within our comprehensive educational and archival facilities. Visit www.icp.org for more information.

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