For photography and art enthusiasts visiting NYC, don't overlook the International Center of Photography. Founded in 1974, ICP is conveniently located in Midtown Manhattan (42nd Street and Sixth Avenue). It's a world-leading museum, school, and research center for professional photographers, enthusiastic amateurs, artists, scholars, and students.
The museum features a regular rotation of carefully curated photography exhibits focusing on historic as well as contemporary artists. Recent exhibits include Atget, Roman Vishniak, Elliott Erwitt, and Wang Qingsong. The museum is intimate and uncrowded, allowing visitors to savor the artwork in quiet contemplation. Plus, ICP offers a great gift store for photographers with a huge range of specialty books and fun camera-related gear.