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The International Center of Photography (ICP) is proud to announce the recipients of the 27th Annual Infinity Awards. Recognized around the world, the awards are widely respected as the leading honor for excellence in the field of photography. «Infinity Award recipients are dedicated to exploring photography’s cultural influence and how it opens new opportunities for communication and personal expression,” states ICP Ehrenkranz Director Willis E. Hartshorn. “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.»
See the video from the 2011 Infinity Awards : http://vimeo.com/24579422
Each year ICP acknowledges the work of those whose powerful images and words excite, engage, and enliven us. Since 1985, the annual ICP Infinity Awards recognize major contributions and emerging talent in the fields of photojournalism, art, fashion photography, publishing, and writing. More than 700 prominent individuals from the business, fashion, philanthropy, art, entertainment and photography worlds are present to celebrate the world’s leading photography professionals and demonstrate their commitment to creative expression and artistic achievement. The full range of ICP’s programs, including exhibitions, education, collections, and community outreach benefit from funds raised by the Infinity Awards.
THE 2011 RECIPIENTS. Lifetime Achievement: Elliott Erwitt. Cornell Capa Award: Ruth Gruber. ICP Trustees Award: The Durst Family. Young Photographer: Peter van Agtmael. Writing: Gerry Badger, The Pleasures of Good Photographs. Publication: Alec Soth, From Here to There: Alec Soth’s America. Art: Abelardo Morell. Photojournalism: Adrees Latif. Applied/Fashion/Advertising Photography: Viviane Sassen.
Peter van Agtmael, A helicopter comes to land on an impromptu helipad built into the side of the mountain at the outpost of Aranas, Nuristan, Afghanistan, 2007. © Peter van Agtmael/Magnum Photos
Past winners of the top awards have included Robert Frank, Mary Ellen Mark, Marc Riboud, André Kertész, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Berenice Abbott, Richard Avedon, Harold Evans, Berndand Hilla Becher, Alexander Liberman, Gordon Parks, Helen Levitt, Annie Leibovitz, Lee Friedlander, William Klein, Susan Meiselas, Roy de Carava, Malick Sidibé, John G. Morris, and Karl Lagerfeld.
Selection Committee. The 2011 recipient selection committee includes: Philip Gefter, Author/Critic, New York, NY Greg Hobson, Curator of Photographs, National Media Museum, Bradford, United Kingdom Lisa Hostetler, Curator of Photographs, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee Wisconsin
The Lifetime Achievement, Cornell Capa, and ICP Trustee Award honorees are selected by the ICP Board of Trustees and senior staff.
Nominators. The following nominated candidates for the awards: Morten Andersen, Photographer, Oslo, Norway Camilla Brown, Senior Curator, The Photographer’s Gallery, London, England Peter Charlesworth, Director, OnAsia Images, Bangkok, Thailand Jeffrey Chiedo, Director, Motus Fort Gallery, Tokyo, Japan Ayperi Karabuda Ecer, Vice President Pictures/Graphics, Reuters News Agency, Paris, France John Fleetwood, Head of the Market Photo Workshop, Johannesburg, South Africa Martin Parr, Photographer and Editor, London, England Kira Pollack, Director of Photography, Time Magazine, New York, NY Rong Rong, Founder, Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing, China Oliva María Rubio, Exhibitions Director, La Fabrica, Madrid, Spain Sam Stourdzé, Director, Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland Juan Travnik, Director, FotoGalería del Teatro San Martín, Buenos Aires, Argentina Claartje van Dijk, Curatorial Assistant, Collections, ICP, New York, NY Hripsimé Visser, Curator of Photography, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
About ICP. The International Center of Photography (ICP) was founded in 1974 by Cornell Capa (1918- 2008) as an institution dedicated to photography that occupies a vital and central place in contemporary culture as it reflects and influences social change. Through our museum, school and community programs, we embrace photography’s ability to open new opportunities for personal and aesthetic expression, transform popular culture, and continually evolve to incorporate new technologies. ICP has presented more than 500 exhibitions, bringing the work of more than 3,000 photographers and other artists to the public in one-person and group exhibitions and provided thousands of classes and workshops that have enriched tens of thousands of students. Visit www.icp.org for more information.
Vignette : Elliott Erwitt recevant le Lifetime Achievement Award de l'ICP, le 1er mai 2011. © Image Singuliere