Isaac West, “Untitled”, from IN LOVE, 2021. © Isaac West. Brad Ogbonna, “Paul & Peter”, 2021. © Brad Ogbonna.
There’s a moment in everyone’s Instagram journey when they ask themselves, “Wait… am I a photographer?” Not exactly. But iPhone camera rolls have made us witnesses to pivotal moments that, when democratised, have altered the course of cultural discourse, tangible policy and social justice as a whole. This was the impetus for the International Center of Photography’s latest show, curated by Isolde Brielmaier. “Our awareness of the fight for Black Lives, racial justice, the election at large — all of that really is mediated through images generated by a very public tool: the iPhone,” Isolde says. “I wanted to see what would happen if we took what I would argue is one of the most extroverted mediums and flipped the lens on itself.” What resulted