2017 Infinity Award: Critical Writing and Research — “Vision & Justice,” Aperture (no. 223, summer 2016). Michael Famighetti, Editor; Sarah Lewis, Guest Editor
“Vision & Justice” (Aperture; no. 223, summer 2016), Aperture’s special issue dedicated to photography of the black experience, was edited by Michael Famighetti and Sarah Lewis. Famighetti, the editor of Aperture magazine, has also edited numerous photography books and his writing has appeared in Frieze, Bookforum, Aperture, and OjodePez, among other publications. He has degrees from Bard College and Columbia University, where he has taught in the core curriculum. Famighetti has served as a judge for the National Magazine Awards and has been a guest reviewer and speaker at many international photography festivals and institutions. Lewis is an author, curator, and assistant professor at Harvard University teaching courses on the relationship of art to citizenship in African-American visual culture. She previously held curatorial positions at The Museum of Modern Art in New York, Tate Modern in London, and taught at Yale University School of Art. In addition, she authored the best-seller
, The Rise: Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery, now translated into seven languages, and gave a popular TEDGlobal main stage talk on the same theme—the gift of the near win. Lewis has been published in many journals and publications including The New Yorker, The New York Times, Artforum, and Art in America.