NEW YORK, Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Center of Photography (ICP) will recognize seven honorees including David Goldblatt for Lifetime Achievement at the 29th Annual Infinity Awards gala event on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers, in New York City. Celebrated at ICP's largest annual fundraiser, the Infinity Awards are widely respected as the leading honor for excellence in the field of photography. The full range of ICP's programs, including exhibitions, education, collections, and community outreach benefit from funds raised by the Infinity Awards.
"Each year ICP acknowledges the work of an impressive array of imagemakers whose work challenges and enlightens us," said ICP Executive Director Mark Robbins. "We are pleased to recognize the achievement of this year's recipients including David Goldblatt, who has dedicated his career to not only documenting his native South Africa but also to teaching visual literacy and photographic skills to youth disadvantaged by the system of apartheid."
Since 1985, the annual ICP Infinity Awards have recognized major contributions and emerging talent in the fields of photojournalism, art, fashion photography, and publishing. More than 500 prominent individuals from the business, fashion, philanthropy, art, entertainment, and photography worlds are present to celebrate leading photography professionals and demonstrate their commitment to creative expression and artistic achievement.
THE 2013 RECIPIENTS
Lifetime Achievement: David Goldblatt
Young Photographer: Kitra Cahana
Art: Mishka Henner
Publication: Cristina de Middel, "The Afronauts"
Photojournalism: David Guttenfelder
Applied/Fashion/Advertising: Erik Madigan Heck
Past winners of the top awards have included Elliott Erwitt, Ruth Gruber, Robert Frank, Mary Ellen Mark, Marc Riboud, Andre Kertesz, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Berenice Abbott, Richard Avedon, Harold Evans, Alexander Liberman, Gordon Parks, Helen Levitt, Annie Leibovitz, Lee Friedlander, William Klein, Susan Meiselas, Roy DeCarava, Malick Sidibe, John G. Morris, Karl Lagerfeld, Daido Moriyama, and Ai Weiwei.
The 2013 recipient selection committee includes Susan Bright, Curator/Writer, New York, NY; Douglas Nickel, Andrea V. Rosenthal Professor of Modern Art, History of Art and Architecture, Brown University; and Ramon Reverte, Editor in Chief and Creative Director, Editorial RM, Mexico/Barcelona.
This year's nominators include Isolde Brielmaier, PhD, Chief Curator, Savannah College of Art and Design Museum of Art, Savannah, GA; Frank Kalero, Publisher, San Paulo, Brazil; Paul Lowe, Course Director, MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography, London College of Communication, London; Marloes Krijnen, Founding Director, FOAM, Amsterdam; Michele McNally, Assistant Managing Editor for Photography, The New York Times; Paul Moakley, Photo Editor, TIME Magazine, New York; Akio Nagasawa, Director, BLD Gallery/Akio Nagasawa Publishing, Tokyo; Carol Squiers, Curator, ICP; and Facundo de Zuviria, Photographer, Buenos Aries, Argentina.
The Lifetime Achievement and ICP Trustee Award honorees are selected by the ICP Board of Trustees and senior staff. The Trustee Award will be announced at a later date.
THE 2013 INFINITY AWARDS
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers, New York City
6:30 pm Cocktails
7:45 pm Dinner and Awards Ceremony
The International Center of Photography (ICP) is the world's leading institution dedicated to the practice and understanding of photography and the reproduced image in all its forms. Through our exhibitions, educational programs, and community outreach, we offer an open forum for dialogue about the role images play in our culture. Since our founding, we have presented more than 500 exhibitions and offered thousands of classes, providing instruction at every level. ICP is a center where photographers and artists, students and scholars can create and interpret the world of the image within our comprehensive educational facilities and archive. Visit www.icp.org for more information.
SOURCE International Center of Photography