February 24th, 2014

ICP Announces 2014 Infinity Award Winners

The International Center of Photography (ICP) just released their list of 2014 Infinity Award Winners.

ICP will give the 2014 Cornell Capa Lifetime Achievement Award to German-born South African photographer Jürgen Schadeberg, who is known for his depictions of Apartheid.

ICP will also recognize James Welling for his contribution to fine-art photography, and photojournalists Stephanie Sinclair and Jessica Dimmock will be recognized for their work on “Too Young to Wed,” a project about child marriage.

Other award winners include:

Fashion: Steven Klein
Publication: Holy Bible by Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, MACK/AMC, 2013
Young Photographer: Samuel A. James

The award-winners will be honored in a ceremony at a gala event on Monday, April 28, 2014 in New York City.

The selection committee for this year’s awards included Sean Corcoran, ‎Curator of Prints and Photographs, Museum of the City of New York; Brett Rogers, Director, The Photographers’ Gallery, London; and Carol Squiers, Curator, ICP.

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January 30th, 2013

ICP Infinity Awards to Honor Goldblatt, Henner, de Middel

South African photographer David Goldblatt will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 29th Annual Infinity Awards, the International Center of Photography (ICP) announced yesterday. The awards will be given at a gala to benefit ICP on May 1 in New York City.

Goldblatt, 82, has produced numerous books and museum exhibitions of his work, which defies definition as either art or documentary photography.  His work was included in ICP’s recent exhibition, “The Rise and Fall of Apartheid,” and is being exhibited now at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. In a statement announcing this year’s Infinity Award winners, ICP executive director Mark Robbins said, “We are pleased to recognize the achievement of this year’s recipients including David Goldblatt, who has dedicated his career to not only documenting his native South Africa but also to teaching visual literacy and photographic skills to youth disadvantaged by the system of apartheid.”

The Infinity Award for Photojournalism will be awarded to David Guttenfelder, the Chief Asia Photographer for the Associated Press, who has been documenting North Korea. The Infinity Award for Art will be awarded to Mishka Henner, who used Google Street View to capture images of the outskirts of European cities where sex workers have solicited clients.

Other winners of 2103 Infinity Awards are:
Young Photographer: Kitra Cahana
Publication: Cristina de Middel, The Afronauts
Applied/Fashion/Advertising: Erik Madigan Heck (selected for PDN’s 30 in 2011).

Not announced yesterday was a winner for the Cornell Capa Award, inaugurated in 2000 in honor of the founder of ICP.

Past winners of ICP Infinity Awards include William Eggleston, Elliott Erwitt, Daido Moriyama, Lee Friedlander, Annie Leibovitz, William Klein and Malick Sidibe.

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May 3rd, 2012

Departing ICP Director Hartshorn Honored at 28th Annual ICP Infinity Awards

The 28th Annual International Center of Photography Infinity Awards, held May 2 in New York City, paid tribute to its departing director, ICP director Willis E. “Buzz” Hartshorn, who last year announced he wanted to step down for medical reasons. Though Hartshorn will continue to work with ICP, this was his last Infinity Awards as director, a role he has held since 1994, when he took over from ICP founder Cornell Capa.

The crowd gave a standing ovation to Hartshorn, who oversaw the expansion of both the ICP museum’s exhibition space and its photography school and the creation of the ICP Triennial exhibition. In accepting a special Infinity Award last night, Hartshorn said that in the 30 years he’s been associated with ICP, its mission has evolved from promoting the appreciation of photography to exploring “how pictures create meaning.” He thanked the ICP board for creating a new advisory position for him within the institution. He also expressed gratitude to ICP founder Cornell Capa for his leadership and encouragement. Looking first toward the heavens and then, after a pause, downwards, Hartshorn said, “Cornell, thank you for giving me this opportunity.”

Photographer Daido Moriyama won the Lifetime Achievement Award. A video that preceded the presentation showed Moriyama capturing his black-and-white, expressionistic images, shooting on the streets of Tokyo with a small pocket camera, sometimes from the hip or without looking through the viewfinder. Moriyama took his iconic photo “Stray Dog” while in his 20s, but for a time he abandoned photography, frustrated that his work was only copying. After falling into a period of drug use, he by chance found and bought a used Pentax and then returned to making art. (more…)

April 26th, 2012

Want to Meet Daido Moriyama?

On May 3, the day after he receives the Lifetime Achievement Award at the International Center of Photography’s Infinity Awards gala, renowned photographer Daido Moriyama will be signing special editions of his latest book at the ICP in New York City.

The ICP says that the first 200 buyers of Moriyama’s new book, Color, will be able to choose one of 20 original prints which will be inserted in the book’s front cover and then signed by Moriyama himself.

Copies are $200, or $180 for ICP members. The sale not only celebrates Moriyama’s achievements, but also supports the ICP museum, educational programs and community outreach.

The event starts at 6pm at the ICP Museum’s bookstore. Books will be available on a first come, first served basis, and the photographer will only be signing the editions of Color that were made especially for ICP.

Any unsold copies will be available through the ICP store or online.  For further information visit the events page at www.icp.org

Information about the ICP Infinity Awards ceremony and dinner, taking place May 2, can be found at  www.icp.org/support-icp/infinity-awards

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February 9th, 2012

Moriyama, Ai Weiwei to Be Honored at ICP Infinity Awards

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 www.icp.org/support-icp/infinity-awards.

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February 10th, 2011

Elliott Erwitt, Ruth Gruber to be Honored at 2011 ICP Infinity Awards

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.