2007 Infinity Award: Writing
As a professor, critic, and artist, David Levi Strauss has a special perspective on the way we see that has shaped our understanding of the changing nature of visual media. Commenting on photography and the role of images in industry and general interest magazines, exhibition catalogues, and book essays, Levi Strauss continued to lead the dialogue about the medium. He was awarded a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship in writing for 2003-4. His books include Between the Eyes: Essays on Photography & Politics and Between Dog & Wolf: Essays on Art & Politics, as well as a monograph on the world of Brazilian photographer Miguel Rio Branco and Let There Be Light, on the Rwandan genocide, in addition to numerous other catalogues and monographs.