Since 1985 ICP’s Infinity Awards have brought attention to outstanding achievements in photography. The 2013 Infinity Awards films serve as a portrait of some of the important contributors to photography today.
Special Presentation: Jeff Bridges
Jeff Bridges is an Academy Award-winning actor. He is also an accomplished photographer. He’s been taking pictures on the set of his movies for more than 30 years, capturing intimate and surprising behind-the-scenes moments.
Young Photographer: Kitra Cahana
Blurring the line between subjects and friends, Kitra Cahana captures a rare level of intimacy with her subjects. As a documentary photographer, her images explore anthropological, social and spiritual themes through a human perspective.
Applied/Fashion/Advertising: Erik Madigan Heck
As a photographer, Erik Madigan Heck does not differentiate between art and fashion in his work. Adhering to no rules, embracing his fears and seeing endless possibilities, Heck creates images people remember.
Art: Mishka Henner
Looking, and trusting in that act alone, Mishka Henner explores photography as an appropriation artist. Through new and alternative technology, Henner inspects art from the past while innovating in the present.
Cornell Capa Lifetime Achievement: David Goldblatt
David Goldblatt spent his life documenting apartheid in South Africa. While many photographers chased mass demonstrations and violent rebellions, Goldblatt focused on the cultural values that led to more than 40 years of repression.
Photojournalism: David Guttenfelder
Surreal and mysterious, North Korea was a black hole to outsiders wanting a glimpse of the country. That all changed in 2012, when AP photographer David Guttenfelder led the opening of the bureau’s newest office inside the hermit kingdom.
Publication: Cristina de Middel
The idea of an African space program may sound funny to some, but not to Cristina de Middel. Through a mix of fact and fiction, de Middel forces viewers to reinterpret a 1960s space program in Zambia in her photobook, The Afronauts.
ICP Trustees: Pat Schoenfeld
Pat Schoenfeld, 2013 ICP Trustees Award recipient and last remaining member of ICP’s original staff, shares stories from ICP’s earliest days and reflects on her continued involvement—though in a different capacity—nearly 40 years later.