The International Center of Photography has announced the recipients of the 27th Annual Infinity Awards, which will be celebrated May 10 at a gala in New York City.

Magnum photographer Elliott Erwitt will receive this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Ruth Gruber, who is known as much for her writing and humanitarian activism as for her photography, will receive the Cornell Capa Award, named for ICP’s founder.

Seven other awards will be given out:

Young Photographer: Peter Van Agtmael, Magnum Photos nominee
Writing: Gerry Badger, The Pleasures of Good Photographs (Aperture)
Publication: From Here to There: Alec Soth’s America by Alec Soth (Walker Art Center)
Art: Abelardo Morell
Photojournalism: Adrees Latif, chief photographer in Pakistan for Reuters
Applied/Fashion/Advertising Photography: Viviane Sassen, fashion photographer
ICP Trustees Award: The Durst Family

In announcing the awards, ICP director Willis Hartshorn noted, “This year’s recipients capture the importance of how photography shapes our sense of history in an ever more image-conscious world. We are pleased to recognize their achievements.”

Recipients were nominated by an international panel of 14 photo editors, curators, gallery directors and photographers. The selection committee was made up of Philip Gefter, author and critic in New York; Greg Hobson, curator of photographs, National Media Museum, Bradford, UK; and Lisa Hostetler, curator of photographs, Milwaukee Art Museum.


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