Tyler Mitchell: I Can Make You Feel Good — at International Center of Photography

Tyler Mitchell
I Can Make You Feel Good
International Center of Photography
79 Essex St, New York, NY 10002
January 25 – December 31, 2020

The International Center of Photography (ICP) will open its new integrated center at Essex Crossing on Manhattan’s Lower East Side with Tyler Mitchell: I Can Make You Feel Good, one of four inaugural exhibitions. It will be on view at ICP at 79 Essex Street from January 25 to May 18, 2020.

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Tyler Mitchell, Untitled (Group Hula Hoop), 2019. © Tyler Mitchel
Tyler Mitchell, Boys of Walthamstow, 2018. © Tyler Mitchell
Tyler Mitchell, Untitled (Tear), 2016. © Tyler Mitchell

Mitchell, a 24-year-old photographer and filmmaker based in Brooklyn, aims to revitalize and elevate the Black body in his work by representing people in his own community as joyful and proud. Characterized by a use of natural light and candy-color palettes, his work visualizes a Black utopia contrasting with representations and experiences of reality, while offering a powerful and hopeful counternarrative. Over the course of the exhibition, Mitchell will lead a number of multidisciplinary public programs and events which will activate the galleries. In addition, Mitchell will unveil a series of retail products via his new product design endeavor Items from the Studio which will be available for sale in ICP’s new shop.

“I Can Make You Feel Good is simply a declaration. And one that I feel is gut punching in its optimism. It feels important at a time like this to declare such a thing,” said Mitchell. Read more >

via press release, International Center of Photography, New York
All images © the gallery and the artist(s)