NEW YORK, NY.- The International Center of Photography
, the worlds leading institution dedicated to photography and visual culture, today announced the 2018 honorees of its annual Infinity Awards, widely considered the leading honor for excellence in the field. The 34th annual ICP Infinity Awards will be held in New York City on the evening of Monday, April 9 at Spring Studios.
Every year, the Infinity Awards give us a chance to highlight the significant talents of photographers, artists, and creative innovators, said ICP Executive Director Mark Lubell. These extraordinary individuals are producing work that is not just documenting the worldbut helping to create change. We are excited to celebrate their vision and their impact.
2018 INFINITY AWARD CATEGORY AND RECIPIENTS:
Lifetime Achievement: Bruce Davidson
Applied: Alexandra Bell
Art: Samuel Fosso
Artists Book: Dayanita Singh, Museum Bhavan
Critical Writing and Research: Maurice Berger, Race Stories column for the Lens section of the New York Times
Documentary and Photojournalism: Amber Bracken
Emerging Photographer: Natalie Keyssar
Online Platform and New Media: Women Photograph
Special Presentation: Juergen Teller
Trustees Award: Thomson Reuters
Since 1985, the Infinity Awards have recognized major contributions and emerging talent in the fields of photojournalism, art, fashion photography, and publishing. Past recipients include Berenice Abbott, Lynsey Addario, Richard Avedon, Ariella Azoulay, David Bailey, Harry Benson, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Sophie Calle, Edmund Clark, Roy DeCarava, Elliott Erwitt, Harold Evans, Larry Fink, For Freedoms, Robert Frank, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Adam Fuss, David Goldblatt, Paul Graham, David Guttenfelder, Mishka Henner, André Kertész, Steven Klein, William Klein, Karl Lagerfeld, Annie Leibovitz, Helen Levitt, Mary Ellen Mark, Ryan McGinley, Susan Meiselas, Duane Michals, Daidō Moriyama, Zanele Muholi, Shirin Neshat, Gordon Parks, Gilles Peress, Walid Raad, Eugene Richards, Sebastião Salgado, Malick Sidibé, Lorna Simpson, Cindy Sherman, Peter Van Atgmael, and Ai Weiwei, among others. Past Infinity Award attendees include Hamish Bowles, Naomi Campbell, Grace Coddington, Bella Hadid, Carolina Herrera, Arianna Huffington, Tommy Lee Jones, Karlie Kloss, Dan Rather, Alexandra Richards, Leelee Sobieski, Ben Stiller, and Christine Taylor.
The annual event is ICPs largest annual fundraiser and supports a full range of programs, including exhibitions, collections, community outreach, scholarships, and the ICP School.
The 2018 honorees were chosen by a selection committee composed of Isolde Brielmaier, assistant professor, NYU Tisch and executive director of Arts, Culture & Community, Westfield World Trade Center; Marina Chao, assistant curator, Exhibitions, ICP; James Estrin, Lens blog co-editor, senior staff photographer, New York Times; and Antwaun Sargent, writer and critic.
Sponsored by Thomson Reuters, Hearst, and Harbers Studios, the 34th annual ICP Infinity Awards will draw more than 500 attendees from the worlds of art, business, entertainment, fashion, philanthropy, and photography. Co-chairing this years event are Marjorie Rosen, Michael A. Clinton, and Judith Bookbinder. For more information or advance reservations, please contact email@example.com or 212.857.9714.