2017 Infinity Award: Documentary and Photojournalism — Edmund Clark and Crofton Black, “Negative Publicity”
Edmund Clark and Crofton Black’s Negative Publicity: Artefacts of Extraordinary Rendition offers a complex portrayal of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency’s secret detention practices in the war on terror and the process of investigating them. It reflects five years of work by Black and Clark on secret detention sites—the logistical structures that enabled them and the people held in them. Black is a researcher and writer who works extensively on corporate outsourcing by militaries and intelligence agencies, and is a leading expert on the CIA’s rendition, detention, and interrogation program. Clark is an award-winning photographer whose work links history, politics, and representation. This project was supported by the Magnum Foundation and published by Aperture.