The International Center of Photography in New York has announced the winners of its annual Infinity Awards, which honor outstanding achievements in photography and the visual arts. They will be presented to the recipients at an awards ceremony that will take place at Spring Studios on April 9.
Documentary photographer Bruce Davidson was named the Lifetime Achievement awardee. In a career spanning more than half a century, Davidson is best known for his dedication to the documentation of social inequality. He attended Rochester Institute of Technology, as well as Yale University, where he studied with Josef Albers. Davidson was later drafted into the army and stationed near Paris, where he met Henri Cartier-Bresson, one of the founders of the renowned cooperative photography agency Magnum Photos. After his military service, he worked as a freelance photographer for Life magazine and, in 1958, became a full member of Magnum. From 1958 to 1961, he created such seminal bodies of work as “The Circus” and “Brooklyn Gang,” and in 1962, he received a Guggenheim fellowship and immersed himself in documenting the American civil rights movement. In 1963, his first solo exhibition was staged by the Museum of Modern Art in New York.