The International Center of Photography (ICP) has announced the appointment of five new members to its Board of Trustees, including renowned photographer Cindy Sherman. Sherman will serve as creative advisor for the center’s upcoming 50th anniversary in 2024.
Joining the board alongside Sherman are Uzodinma Iweala, executive director of the Africa Center in Harlem; Toronto-based gallery owner Jane Corkin; New York real estate developer and philanthropist Robert Friborg; and Wall Street veteran Jonathan R. Furer.
In an email to The New York Times, Sherman said, “I felt that in inviting me to participate, the organization wanted to branch out from its more traditional roots and be seen in a broader sense of how photography is used today.” She said.
“Anyone with a smartphone can relate to photography,” she said, “much more than it was 25 years ago, and that’s why it’s more relevant than ever, and that’s why more people should discover ICP.”
The ICP’s new executive director (since 2021) David E. Little told the NY Times in an interview that partnering with artists like Sherman and executives like Iweala (who is also a writer and filmmaker) would help the center expand its reach across documentary to expand beyond photography and into the world of fine art.