ICP Infinity Awards to Honor Sebastião Salgado, Sky Hopinka, Esther Horvath, Acacia Johnson, and Gabriela Hearst
NEW YORK—The International Center of Photography (ICP), the world’s leading museum and school dedicated to photography and visual culture, announced today the 2022 honorees of its annual Infinity Awards, the leading honor for excellence in the field. The 38th Annual Infinity Awards will be held on the evening of Monday, April 25, 2022 at Ziegfeld Ballroom (141 West 54th Street, New York City). This event is ICP’s largest fundraiser and benefits its full range of education and exhibition programs. This year’s in-person event will be the first since a virtual ceremony was held in May 2020.
“ICP’s annual Infinity Awards celebrates visionary photographers and the power of the image,” said David E. Little, Executive Director of ICP. “This year, we honor artists whose bodies of work focus on environmental justice, climate change, conservation, and related environmental issues – among the most critical concerns of our time. We are proud to acknowledge the winners not only for their work, but for their contributions to conversations furthering images and imagemaking as forms of empowerment and catalysts for social change.”
2022 Infinity Award Categories and Recipients:
Lifetime Achievement: Sebastião Salgado
Trustees: Gabriela Hearst
Art: Sky Hopinka
Emerging Photographer: Esther Horvath
Documentary Practice and Photojournalism: Acacia Johnson
The 2022 Infinity Award honorees in the Art, Emerging Photographer, and Documentary Practice and Photojournalism categories were chosen by a selection committee composed of David Campany, Managing Director of Programs, ICP; Clara Kim, The Daskalopoulous Senior Curator, International Art, Tate Modern; Eva Respini, Barbara Lee Chief Curator, ICA/Boston; and Dominique Hildebrand, Photo Editor, National Geographic.
The non-juried Infinity Awards were selected by ICP’s Board of Trustees to acknowledge major achievements in photography, and to honor Cornell Capa, who founded ICP in 1974 to preserve the legacy of “concerned photography”—the creation of socially and politically minded images that have the potential to educate and change the world. Since 1985, the Infinity Awards have recognized major contributions and emerging talent in the fields of photojournalism, art, fashion photography, and publishing.
The 2022 Infinity Awards Chair is ICP Trustee Diane Tuft. The event’s Honorary Committee members include Djeneba Aduayom, Sade Baderinwa, Alexandra Bell, Isolde Brielmaier, Kimberly Drew, Jess T. Dugan, Rosalind Fox Solomon, Nina Garcia, Lauren Greenfield, Nadine Ijewere, Natalie Keyssar, Gillian Laub, Quil Lemons, Diana Markosian, Helen Molesworth, Brad Ogbonna, Catherine Opie, Jean Pigozzi, Hannah Reyes Morales, Mark Seliger, Vikki Tobak, Isaac West, Stephen Wilkes, and Daniella Zalcman.
Sponsored by Hearst and Harbers Studios, the 38th annual ICP Infinity Awards will draw attendees from the worlds of art, business, entertainment, fashion, philanthropy, and photography. Past honorees include Berenice Abbott, Lynsey Addario, Richard Avedon, Ariella Azoulay, David Bailey, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Roy DeCarava, Elliott Erwitt, Harold Evans, Larry Fink, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Robert Frank, Adam Fuss, David Goldblatt, Paul Graham, 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, Ryan McGinley, Susan Meiselas, Duane Michals, Daidō Moriyama, Zanele Muholi, James Nachtwey, Shirin Neshat, Gordon Parks, Gilles Peress, Walid Raad, Eugene Richards, Sebastião Salgado, Malick Sidibé, Lorna Simpson, Cindy Sherman, Peter Van Atgmael, and Ai Weiwei, among others.
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About the Infinity Honorees
Visit icp.org/infinity-awards for full bios and more information.
About the International Center of Photography
The International Center of Photography (ICP) is the world’s leading institution dedicated to photography and visual culture. Cornell Capa founded ICP in 1974 to champion “concerned photography”—socially and politically minded images that can educate and change the world. Through exhibitions, education programs, community outreach, and public programs, ICP offers an open forum for dialogue about the power of the image. Since its inception, ICP has presented more than 700 exhibitions, provided thousands of classes, and hosted a wide variety of public programs. ICP launched its new integrated center on Manhattan’s Lower East Side in January 2020. Located at 79 Essex Street, ICP is the cultural anchor of Essex Crossing, one of the most highly anticipated and expansive mixed-use developments in New York City. ICP pays respect to the original stewards of this land, the Lenape people, and other indigenous communities. Visit icp.org to learn more about the museum and its programs.