Photographer Daido Moriyama will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award and Ai Weiwei, the Chinese artist and dissident, will receive the Cornell Capa Award at the 2010 International Center of Photography Awards. The gala event will take place in New York on May 2.

The International Center of Photography (ICP) has also announced other recipients of 2012 Infinity Awards:

Young Photographer: Anouk Kruithof
Writing: David Campany
Art: Stan Douglas
Publication: The Worker-Photography Movement 1926–1939, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid
Photojournalism: Benjamin Lowy
Applied/Fashion/Advertising: Maurice Scheltens and Liesbeth Abbenes

The 2012 ICP Trustee Award winner will be announced in the future.

The 2012 winners were selected by a committee made up of Jennifer Blessing, Senior Curator, Photography, Guggenheim Museum in New York; Sophie Hackett, Assistant Curator of Photography, Art Gallery, Ontario, Canada; and Michael Mack, publisher, MACK, London. They selected the award winners from among nominees submitted by curators, academics, editors in nine countries.

Past recipients of ICP’s Lifetime Achievement Award include Annie Leibovitz, Eliott Erwitt, Lee Friedlander, editor Harold Evans and curator John Szarkowski.  The annual Infinity Awards are ICP’s largest  fundraiser, with ticket sales supporting exhibitions, education programs and community outreach. Inaugurated in 2000 in honor of ICP’s founder, the Cornell Capa Award has previously been given to Robert Frank, Mary Ellen Mark, Josef Koudelka and others.

For information, or to purchase tickets to the Infinity Awards, visit

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