The International Center of Photography (ICP) has decided to pause the ICP Infinity Awards in 2021 “in order to reset, reflect, and reimagine how the event will function within our “new normal” next year”.
Below is the announcement by the ICP director, Mark Lubell:
“Thanks to the unwavering support of our donors, members, and entire community, the International Center of Photography (ICP) was able to overcome the monumental challenges of 2020. After closing our doors just six weeks after the opening of our new home on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, ICP shifted its classes, events, and programming to online platforms; reopened its building with new exhibitions; and hosted its two signature events, the ICP Infinity Awards and Spotlights luncheon, in virtual formats. With immense challenges came unprecedented opportunities, and we have been able to reach greater audiences than ever before.Given the ongoing toll of the pandemic, I write to inform you that ICP has decided to pause the ICP Infinity Awards in 2021 in order to reset, reflect, and reimagine how the event will function within our “new normal” next year. Being that the annual ICP Infinity Awards is our largest fundraiser and directly benefits ICP’s education and exhibition programs, we hope that you will recognize the importance of this annual support and feel encouraged and inspired to make an impact at ICP in this year of pause. In lieu of buying a ticket or table at Infinity, we hope you will consider donating directly to our annual fund, which provides critical support for the entire institution.”