Confessing Money: Stories of Spending in America Today

A conversation on journalistic and photographic projects that chronicle the realities of spending, saving, and living with debt.

Many Americans are crippled by debt as the cost of daily living in urban centers becomes essentially untenable. Despite the prevalence of these financial burdens, the subject of money remains taboo. Photographer Brittany Powell, author Helaine Olen, and Refinery29’s Lindsey Stanberry have cracked open money talk with their work on the Debt Project, the United States of Debt, and the Money Diaries, respectively. These deeply personal, nearly confessional initiatives chronicle spending, debt, and the unfettered realities of “making it work” in America today.

This is a free event, but please register in advance. ICP Members have access to preferred seating in our reserved members’ section.

Our ICP Museum–public program combination ticket grants $10 entry starting at 4:30 PM to those attending the program. Tickets are only available online when you register for the program.











When: Wed., Sep. 27, 2017 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: International Center of Photography (Museum)
250 Bowery
212-857-0000
Price: Free
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A conversation on journalistic and photographic projects that chronicle the realities of spending, saving, and living with debt.

Many Americans are crippled by debt as the cost of daily living in urban centers becomes essentially untenable. Despite the prevalence of these financial burdens, the subject of money remains taboo. Photographer Brittany Powell, author Helaine Olen, and Refinery29’s Lindsey Stanberry have cracked open money talk with their work on the Debt Project, the United States of Debt, and the Money Diaries, respectively. These deeply personal, nearly confessional initiatives chronicle spending, debt, and the unfettered realities of “making it work” in America today.

This is a free event, but please register in advance. ICP Members have access to preferred seating in our reserved members’ section.

Our ICP Museum–public program combination ticket grants $10 entry starting at 4:30 PM to those attending the program. Tickets are only available online when you register for the program.