In some cases, we never received the content we truly wanted. As a result, we had to find creative solutions to work around missing pieces so we could make our deadline.
As storytellers, we have to remember who our audience is and why we are telling each story. In this situation, these pieces were created for the subject of the film, the ICP Infinity Award Ceremony and a wider online audience. Balancing between what we felt unrelated viewers needed to connect to the stories and staying true to what the subjects believed encapsulated them was no easy negotiation. However, walking this thin line was necessary to create the best possible films in this context and, in most cases, the photographers collaborated well on the edit and allowed us to create the stories we felt needed to be told.
The films were shown on April 30, 2015 at the 2015 International Center of Photography’s Infinity Awards in New York and launched online on May 1, 2015.
The films available here are the full-length pieces. We also created shorter versions
to show at the awards ceremony.