On April 9th, the International Center of Photography held its annual Infinity Awards at Spring Studios in TriBeCa. Bruce Davidson, the legendary photographer known for his documentation of the Civil Rights Movement, was awarded the prestigious Lifetime Achievement prize, while contemporary multidisciplinary artist Alexandra Bell was recognized for her work in applied photography, specifically her series “Counternarratives” that highlights the racial and social biases that permeate news reporting.
The Online Platform and New Media Award was given to Women Photograph, a database of women and non-binary photographers that launched in 2017. Brooklyn-based documentary photographer Natalie Keyssar was recognized as this year’s Emerging Photographer for her work highlighting class inequality, youth culture and the effects of political turmoil and violence in the United States and Latin America.
Other honorees include Dayanita Singh, whose work utilizes the book as art object and exhibition, Samuel Fosso, known for self portraits that explore his Nigerian identity, New York Times Race Stories columnist Maurice Berger and photojournalist Amber Bracken, who documents the lives of indigenous peoples in the Untied States.
Famed fashion photographer Juergen Teller gave the night’s Special Presentation, the focal point of which was a video presentation of his photographic work set to Teller narrating his experience of sexual assault while traveling the Syrian border.
Aside from the artists honored, among the night’s notable attendees were Anna Wintour, W Magazine‘s Stefano Tonchi, models Ashley Graham and Hailey Baldwin and editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazaar Glenda Bailey.