ICP's Infinity Awards were inaugurated in 1985 to bring public attention to outstanding achievements in photography by honoring individuals with distinguished careers in the field and by identifying future luminaries. The awards ceremony is ICP's primary fund-raising benefit, and the revenues generated assist the full range of ICP's programs, including exhibitions, collections, community outreach, and the School at ICP.
Daido Moriyama, Lifetime Achievement
Ai Weiwei, Cornell Capa Award
John "Launny" Steffens, ICP Trustees Award
Anouk Kruithof, Young Photographer
The Worker Photography Movement 1926–1939, Publication
David Campany, Writing
Stan Douglas, Art
Benjamin Lowy, Photojournalism
Maurice Scheltens & Liesbeth Abbenes, Applied/Fashion/Advertising
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Bill Viola is the most important living video artist! In 2003 he installed his "five angels for the millenium" at the Gasometer in Oberhausen where he participated at the new founded festival Ruhrtriennale. The filmmaker followed Bill Viola during his set up at the Gasometer.
FIVE ANGELS is one of the most impressive video installations and about one million people have seen this installation.