For purchase exclusively through the Infinity Awards, we offer private portrait sessions with renowned photographers. Enjoy a rare opportunity to be photographed by an acclaimed contemporary artist, while supporting the International Center of Photography. Each session is $25,000.

If you cannot join us at the Infinity Awards, you can contact us to submit your purchase request. You may also do so through a proxy attending the event. Please note that if there is multiple interest in the same artist, photography session participants will be chosen by random drawing. 

We thank the artists for their generosity and commitment to ICP. And we thank you for your support.

2015 Participating Artists

Elinor Carucci

Elinor Carucci’s work has been included in many solo and group exhibitions worldwide. Her photographs are in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, and the Houston Museum of Fine Art, among others. Carucci has contributed to The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, and Details, among others. Carucci has published three monographs.

Gillian Laub

Gillian Laub’s first monograph, Testimony (Aperture 2007), comprised portraits and interviews from Israeli Jews, Israeli Arabs, and Palestinians affected by the Second Intifada. She contributes to many publications including Time and The New York Times Magazine. Laub’s first feature length documentary, SOUTHERN RITES, premieres on HBO on May 18. The book of this work will be published by Damiani in conjunction with an exhibition opening at Benrubi Gallery on May 14.

Steve McCurry

Steve McCurry has been a leading figure in contemporary photography for more than 30 years. His unforgettable images capture six continents and numerous countries. McCurry's body of work spans conflicts, vanishing cultures, ancient traditions, and contemporary culture, but in every subject he retains a human element that make his celebrated photographs, such as Afghan Girl, so powerful.

Joel Meyerowitz

Joel Meyerowitz is an award-winning street photographer with a career spanning 50 years. He was instrumental in changing the attitude toward color photography from one of resistance to nearly universal acceptance. His first book, Cape Light, is considered a classic work of color photography and has sold over 150,000 copies.

Paolo Pellegrin

Italian photojournalist Paolo Pellegrin became a member of Magnum in 2005. He spent 10 years working for Newsweek and has shot more than 10 cover stories for The New York Times Magazine. Pellegrin is the winner of numerous awards, including 10 World Press Photo awards and the Robert Capa Gold Medal for his work on the war in Lebanon.

Sebastião Salgado

Sebastião Salgado (born Brazil, 1944) began his photographic career in Paris in 1973. He worked with the Sygma, Gamma, and Magnum Photos agencies until 1994, when he and his wife, Lélia Wanick Salgado, founded Amazonas images, dedicated exclusively to his photographic work. He has traveled in more than 100 countries for his photography projects, which, after being published in the press, are mostly presented in books, including Genesis (2013), Migrations (2000), and Workers (1993). Salgado has won every major prize a photographer can receive.


Your contribution of $25,000 per portrait session will support the full range of ICP's programs. If there is multiple interest in the same artist, photography session participants will be chosen by random drawing. Notification will be May 6 and portrait sessions will be coordinated through ICP at a time that is mutually convenient for you and the artist.

Terms and Conditions

  • Portrait Session dates will be mutually agreed to by the donor and artist.
  • Unless otherwise agreed, the Joel Meyerowitz Session will take place in Italy and the Paolo Pellegrin Session will take place in London. Donor is responsible for any travel expenses for such sessions.
  • Hair and makeup fees are the responsibility of the donor.
  • ICP will facilitate the introduction of artist to donor but it is the responsibility of the donor to schedule the date and location of the Session.
  • The Portrait Session must be fulfilled by May 1, 2016.