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Best of April 2019 : The International Center of Photography (ICP) : Infinity Awards 2019


The International Center of Photography (ICP), the world’s leading institution dedicated to photography and visual culture,  announced the 2019 honorees of its annual Infinity Awards, the leading honor for excellence in the field. The 35th annual ICP Infinity Awards was held yesterday evening at Ziegfeld Ballroom (141 West 54th Street, New York City). The event is ICP’s largest fundraiser and benefits its education and exhibition programs.

“At ICP’s annual Infinity Awards, we honor the significant talents of those using photography, writing, and visual arts to make an impact,” says Mark Lubell, Executive Director of ICP. “As the news cycle continues to churn, and journalists remain under attack, this is the perfect moment to celebrate those who bravely harness the power of images to help inform our understanding of the world.”



Juried Awards:

  • Art: Dawoud Bey
  • Critical Writing and Research: Zadie Smith, “Deana Lawson’s Kingdom of Restored Glory” for the New Yorker; excerpted from Deana Lawson: an Aperture Monograph (September 2018)
  • Emerging Photographer: Jess T. Dugan

Non-Juried Awards:

  • Lifetime Achievement: Rosalind Fox Solomon
  • Special Presentation: Shahidul Alam



The International Center of Photography (ICP) is the world’s leading institution dedicated to photography and visual culture. Founded by Cornell Capa in 1974 to preserve the legacy of “concerned photography”—in which the reproduced image is both a catalyst for and a record of social change—ICP’s mission endures even as the medium and practices of socially engaged image making have changed. Through its museum, located at 250 Bowery, as well as exhibitions, school, public programs, and community outreach, ICP offers an open forum for dialogue about the role images play in our culture. Since its founding, more than 700 exhibitions and thousands of classes have been presented, providing instruction at every level. ICP brings together photographers and artists, students, and scholars to create and interpret the world of the image, exploring photography and visual culture as mediums of empowerment and as catalysts for wide-reaching social change.

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