ICP Hack the Photo


The International Center of Photography

April 30/May 1, 2016

Presented by The New Media Narratives Program



Telling Stories Differently


Register for our first ever photo hackathon at the International Center of Photography. ICP has a long tradition of engaged photography in telling the most important stories since it was founded in 1974 by Cornell Capa. The New Media Narratives Program continues this tradition in welcoming creative visual storytellers from many disciplines and artistic practices.

#hackthephoto is a weekend interdisciplinary opportunity for photographers, filmmakers, developers, designers, makers, journalists and visual artists to come together and collaborate on the future of storytelling.

Explore multimedia to mobile to video to VR to create engaging content and tell your stories. Bring your best ideas, lots of energy and prepare to have fun.

Amazing speakers, mentors and judges to be announced soon.

Plus awesome prizes!

Food, coffee and beverages and lots of fun guaranteed!

Registration still open for the Verse challenge.

Take the Eyeem challenge

How do you tell a story in a photograph? And how do you add a new angle or perspective to it? Telling Stories Differently is the name of The EyeEM new photo Mission with the International Center of Photography (ICP). You could win ICP membership and get your photo exhibited in New York – so what are you waiting for? Grab your camera, get creative and tell us a story!

We have a winner! The winning entry will be announced at the hackathon. The winning photo will be displayed on a slideshow at ICP with the eleven best images chosen by our great judges Anja Hitzenberger, Josh Raab and Dustin Drankoski. Thanks judges and thanks to the 21k people who submitted photos for the challenge.


ICP 1114 Ave of the Americas New York, NY 10036



April 30th through May 1st 2016
9.30 am - 9pm

Have a Project Idea?

Do you have an idea to propose? Lots of content to work with? Then please join us as a content creator.

Both team applicants and individual applicants are welcome to apply. #contentcreator

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Creative Technologists

Would you like to join a team as a technologist? Designers, photographers, artists, filmmakers, coders, editors, storytellers, creatives, multimedia gurus, producers, UX designers and VR experts - all are welcome. #technologist

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Verse Storytelling Platform Challenge

Have photos and videos for a project, but don't know how to present the story seamlessly. Want to make interactive, multimedia stories without knowing how to code. Teams and individuals apply and #hackthephoto with Verse.

VERSE is a powerful new storytelling platform that’s changing the way journalists, filmmakers and marketers communicate. It transforms and unifies video, photography and audio into immersive, interactive stories. It is fully embeddable, shareable and measurable—and there is no coding required. #VERSE

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Have Great Ideas?

You have ideas to spare on the future of photography but are not sure where you fit in. Sign up here and we will add you to a team.

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Sponsors and Supporters








Impossible Project




Adobe SDK




Electric Objects




Kit Split




Four Corners

Fred Ritchin

Dean pf the School ICP

Stephen Mayes

Stephen Mayes

Visual Communication: Strategy & Application

The Guardian Logo

Sasha Koren

Mobile Innovation Lab

 Ross Goodwin

Ross Goodwin

Creative technologist, artist. Word Camera.

Milica Zec

Film and virtual reality director.


The Guardian Logo

Kenan Davis

Head of interactive for the Guardian US

New Media Narratives

Elizabeth Kilroy

Chair New Media Narratives

 New York Times Logo

Rodrigo De Benito Sanz

Graphics and Multimedia Editor at The New York Times

Erik Hinton

Graphics Editor Wall Street Journal.

Anja Hitzenberger

Photographer and Teacher

Dustin Drankoski

Photo Director at Mashable

Josh Raab

Photographer and Photo Editor Time INC


Elizabeth Kilroy

Chair New Media Narratives ICP

Soumita Bhattacharya

ICP Doc Alumni and Project Manager Extraordinaire

Susan Sawyers

Current NMN student and EyeEm Challange Coordinator

Evan Cisneros

Current NMN student and Graphic Design | EyeEm Challenge Coordinator

Caitlin Healy

Current NMN student and Verse Challenge Coordinator

Mengwen Cao

Current NMN student and Verse Challenge Coordinator

Fabiana Sala

ICP Doc Alumni and Schedule Graphic Design

Cyndie Burkhardt

Current NMN student and co-team organzier

Miles Goscha

Current GS student and web/social media help

Alex Taylor

Current GS student and event photographer

Muyi Xiao

Current NMN student and event photographer

Daphne Chan

Current NMN student and social media


Debra Anderson

Chief Strategy Officer and Founder of Datavized

Hanna Sender

Data Visuals Editor for International Business Times

Shameel Arafin

Director at Time Inc. and CTO & Co - founder at SignalFive

Ligaiya Romero

Documentary filmmaker and photographer.

Jen Begeal

StoryForward NYC

Lisa Iaboni

Art Director The Marshall Project