Since 1985 ICP’s Infinity Awards have brought attention to outstanding achievements in photography by honoring individuals with distinguished careers in the field and identifying future luminaries. The 2015 Infinity Awards films serve as a portrait of some of the important contributors to photography today.
Photojournalism: Tomas van Houtryve
Tomas van Houtryve wants there to be a permanent visual record of the dawn of the drone age, the period in American history when America started outsourcing their military to flying robots. In order to create this record, Van Houtryve sent his own drone into American skies.
Young Photographer: Evgenia Arbugaeva
Art: Larry Fink
Larry Fink has spent over 40 years photographing jazz musicians, wealthy Manhattanites, his neighbors, fashion models, and the celebrity elite. His archive is a thoughtful collection of American history, and Fink’s experience of it.
Publication: LaToya Ruby Frazier
LaToya Ruby Frazier’s body of work “The Notion of Family” examines the impact of the steel industry and health care system on the community of Braddock. She uses portraits of her mother, grandmother and herself as symbols for each economic period in the decline of the industry.
Cornell Capa Lifetime Achievement: Graciela Iturbide
New Media: Question Bridge
Created over a four-year period, Question Bridge: Black Men offers a stunningly simple but profound vantage point: the ability to listen in as black men talk to each other.
Trustee Award: The Lean In Collection