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ICP Hack The Photo 2017 Hackathon

ICP Hack the Photo

Saturday, 29 April 2017 at 10:00 - Sunday, 30 April 2017 at 21:00 (EDT)

ICP Hack The Photo 2017 Hackathon

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Type End Quantity
Photographers, Visual Storytellers and Creative Types
Apply as a content creator. You have a project in mind which you would like to develop #contentcreator #photographer #filmmaker #artist #storyteller #documentary #journalist
22h 18m Free  
Coders, Nerds and Creative Technologist
Apply as a coder or a creative technologist #designer #coder #multimedia #UX #VR #mobile #appdev
22h 18m Free  
VERSE Challenge
VERSE Challenge
22h 18m Free  

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ICP Hack The Photo 2017


Apply for our second annual 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. Registration is free and ongoing, but spots are limited.

The theme this year is visual resiastance

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#hackthephoto17 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.

Just added: 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 #hackthephoto17 with VERSE. VERSE is a powerful 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

Amazing speakers, mentors and judges. Check the wesbite for updates.

Awesome prizes! Food, coffee and beverages and lots of fun guaranteed!


Are you interested in exploring visual resistance, then sign up as a content creator, designer, technologist, innovator and/or creative. Teams and individuals are welcome to apply. We will assemble teams from our applicants based on your applications and conform with you a week before the event.


International Center of Photography

1114 Ave of the Americas, New York, NY 10036


April 29th/30th 2017
10 am - 9pm

We look forward to hearing from you. We will let you know if you have been selected by April, 26th 2017. Thank you!

ICP #hackthephoto17 team



What is #hackthephoto17?

#hackthephoto17 is a 2 day challenge designed to push innovation in the photography and ever changing media landscape. It’s all about connecting creative and ambitious minds with the necessary tools to foster collaboration.

Who can attend?

Photographers, Filmmakers, Artists, Tech developers, UI/UX designers, animators, storytellers, enthusiasts, professionals, students, and all that want to spend a weekend creating solutions with interactive, VR, mobile platforms and other immersive technologies. We welcome experienced designers, programmers, entrepreneurs, and artists as well as total beginners eager to join a team.

How much does it cost to attend?

Hackathon admission is FREE! This includes food, drinks, and some awesome speakers, mentors and judges who will view your final beta projects.

How big are teams?

Teams may contain 4-6 people. Both team applicants and individual applicants are welcome. We will pre assign teams and we will inform you before the event.

Do I need to have a project?

Nope. All are welcome, and we will help you be part of a team.

What can I build?

In addition to our sponsored challenges and API hacks, we strongly encourage ALL hackathon participants come up with creative projects and bring them to life. Final projects will be judged based on creativity, technical use, disruptiveness, and usefulness.

What should I bring?

Please bring a valid ID for admission to ICP. This is a very hands-on and grassroots event. Bring your laptops, mobile phones, whatever inspires you but above all, your energy and enthusiasm. The rest is on us.

Are there prizes for the hack categories?

Yes!! We will announce the prizes soon.

Who owns my project & IP?

The team that develops the project is the owner of the project and IP. We do encourage sharing of code with others in the community or making code open source but it is not required to participate in the event.

How do I know that I have been accepted?

You will receive an email letting you know you have been accepted with instructions.



Do you have questions about ICP Hack The Photo 2017 Hackathon? Contact ICP Hack the Photo

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International Center of Photography
1114 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036

Saturday, 29 April 2017 at 10:00 - Sunday, 30 April 2017 at 21:00 (EDT)

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ICP Hack the Photo

The International Center of Photography (ICP) is the world’s leading institution dedicated to photography and visual culture. The New Media Narratives program is a one year certificate program in interactive digital and mobile storytelling.

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