The International Center of Photography has announced its award winners for its prestigious 2006 Infinity Awards, which will be given out on May 15th in New York City.
The Infinity Awards were created in 1984 to honor the contributions of influential photographers and to recognize emerging young talent, acknowledging the widespread impact of photography on contemporary culture. Each year, a jury of selectors chooses the winners from an extensive list compiled by an international committee of nominators. ICP's President's Council, Board of Trustees, and staff elect the Cornell Capa award recipient, named for ICP's founding director, and the Lifetime Achievement award recipient.
The following are this year's award winners:
Cornell Capa Award: Don McCullin
Lifetime Achievement Award: Lee Friedlander
Young Photographer: Ahmet Polat
Publication: "Things As They Are, Photojournalism in Context Since 1955" (Chris Boot Ltd.)
Writing: Geoff Dyer
Art: Thomas Ruff
Photojournalism: Yuri Kozyrev
Applied/Fashion/Advertising: Steven Meisel
The selection committee this year consisted of: Vince Aletti, photography critic and recipient of the 2005 ICP Infinity Award for Writing; Brooks Johnson, curator of photography, Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA; and Agnés Sire, director, Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation, Paris.