The 32nd Annual Infinity Awards
Monday, April 11, 2016
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT: David Bailey
ART: Walid Raad
ARTIST'S BOOK: Matthew Connors, Fire in Cairo
CRITICAL WRITING AND RESEARCH: Susan Schuppli
DOCUMENTARY AND PHOTOJOURNALISM: Zanele Muholi
ONLINE PLATFORM AND NEW MEDIA: Jonathan Harris and Gregor Hochmuth for Network Effect
TRUSTEE AWARD: Artur Walther, The Walther Collection
The International Center of Photography (ICP) celebrated the 2016 honorees of its annual Infinity Awards in New York City on Monday, April 11, 2016. Widely considered the leading honor for excellence in the field, the Infinity Awards is ICP’s largest annual fundraiser, supporting all of its programs, including exhibitions, education, collections, and community outreach.
“The Infinity Awards is a very special night each year at which we celebrate the achievements of remarkable talent across photography and visual arts,” said ICP Executive Director Mark Lubell. “ICP is proud to recognize and celebrate this outstanding group of individuals making an impact on the world of visual culture.”
The 2016 honorees were chosen by an esteemed selection committee including Charlotte Cotton, Curator-in-Residence and Director of Programming for ICP’s new museum at 250 Bowery (opening this summer); Teju Cole, Photography Critic for The New York Times Magazine; and Brian Sholis, Curator of the Cincinnati Art Museum. The Lifetime Achievement honoree was selected by ICP’s Board of Trustees and senior staff.
Since 1985, the annual ICP 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, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Roy DeCarava, Elliott Erwitt, Harold Evans, Robert Frank, Adam Fuss, David Goldblatt, David Guttenfelder, Mishka Henner, André Kertész, Steven Klein, William Klein, Karl Lagerfeld, Annie Leibovitz, Helen Levitt, Mary Ellen Mark, Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, Daidō Moriyama, Shirin Neshat, Gordon Parks, Sebastião Salgado, Malick Sidibé, Lorna Simpson, Mario Testino, and Ai Weiwei.
Sponsored by Hearst and Tod’s, the 2016 Infinity Awards drew more than 500 attendees from the worlds of art, business, entertainment, fashion, philanthropy, and photography. Michael A. Clinton, Judith Bookbinder, and Marjorie Rosen co-chaired this year’s event.