International Center of Photography Announces 2014 Infinity Awards Winners

International Center of Photography (ICP), New York, United States
02 Mar 2014

International Center of Photography Announces 2014 Infinity Awards Winners

Jurgen Schadeberg, The 29 ANC Women’s League women are being arrested by the police for demonstrating against the permit laws, which prohibited them from entering townships without a permit, 26th August 1952. (detail) Courtesy the artist.

The International Center of Photography (ICP) announces the honorees of the2014 Infinity Award Winners.

“It is with great joy that we honor this remarkable pool of talent,” said ICP Executive Director Mark Lubell. “This year’s recipients have each made significant contributions to the field of photography and the powerful way in which the image is viewed and interpreted around the world.”

ICP will give the 2014 Cornell Capa Lifetime Achievement Award to German-born South African photographer Jürgen Schadeberg, who is known for his depictions of Apartheid.


Cornell Capa Lifetime Achievement: Jürgen Schadeberg
Art: James Welling
Fashion: Steven Klein
Photojournalism: Stephanie Sinclair and Jessica Dimmock
Publication: “Holy Bible” Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, MACK/AMC, 2013
Young Photographer: Samuel A. James


The award-winners will be honored in a ceremony at a gala event on Monday, April 28, 2014 in New York City.

The selection committee for this year’s awards included Sean Corcoran, ?Curator of Prints and Photographs, Museum of the City of New York; Brett Rogers, Director, The Photographers’ Gallery, London; and Carol Squiers, Curator, ICP.



Jürgen Schadeberg is a German-born South African photographer, editor, curator, and teacher known for his depictions of Apartheid, particularly his iconic images of Nelson Mandela. He has been featured in several ICP exhibitions, most recently Rise and Fall of Apartheid: Photography and the Bureaucracy of Everyday Life.

James Welling is an artist whose diverse photographic production has been tremendously influential. Making both representational and abstract work, Welling has brought an important experimental sensibility to photography. His work is featured in our spring exhibition What Is a Photograph? Welling is a professor at the University of California at Los Angeles.

Steven Klein makes provocative, boundary-defying fashion photographs and video collaborations. His repertoire ranges across subjects and includes suburban outcasts, improbable lovers, gorgeous loafers, and aging beauties, all seen through an imagination that is beguiling, erotic, wicked, and darkly humorous. He was featured in the 2009 ICP exhibition Weird Beauty: Fashion Photography Now, which presented innovative contemporary fashion photography.

Stephanie Sinclair and Jessica Dimmock, both represented by the VII agency, share the photojournalism award for their work on the project “Too Young To Wed,” which focuses on child marriage. Sinclair covers issues of gender and human rights in her work, including self-immolation. Dimmock’s book The Ninth Floor documented heroin users in Manhattan over several years. She is a graduate of the School of the International Center of Photography.

Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin are collaborators on the work Holy Bible, which is the publication winner. Holy Bible mimics the structure and content of the King James version and uses images from The Archive of Modern Conflict to comment on visual representations of armed hostilities.

Samuel A. James is a documentary photographer whose ongoing study of the impact of the dangerous, clandestine oil industry in the Niger Delta has garnered international acclaim. He is also a teacher and the co-founder of the Program for Narrative and Documentary Practice at the Institute for Global Leadership at Tufts University, where he also teaches.


Since 1985, the annual ICP Infinity Awards have recognized major contributions and emerging talent in the fields of photojournalism, art, fashion photography, and publishing. Past winners include Berenice Abbott, Richard Avedon, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Roy DeCarava, Elliott Erwitt, Harold Evans, Robert Frank, Lee Friedlander, David Goldblatt, Ruth Gruber, André Kertész, William Klein, Karl Lagerfeld, Annie Leibovitz, Helen Levitt, Alexander Liberman, Mary Ellen Mark, Susan Meiselas, Daid? Moriyama, John G. Morris, Gordon Parks, Marc Riboud, Malick Sidibé, and Ai Weiwei.


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