Spotlight: 2019 ICP Infinity Award Winners Profiles from MediaStorm

By David Schonauer   Wednesday April 10, 2019

“The role of a journalist is a difficult one.”

So says Shahidul Alam, photographer and founder of the photo agencies Drik and Native, who was taken from his home by Bangladeshi police last August, shortly after he gave an interview to Al Jazeera about student protests in Dhaka. Released from jail in November, Alam was on hand in Manhattan earlier this month for a special presentation at a gala and fundraiser honoring recipients of the International Center of Photography’s 2019 Infinity Awards.

As it has since 2013, the MediaStorm production company partnered with the ICP and Harbers Studios to create video profiles of Infinity Award winners, including Alam, Rosalind Fox Solomon (Lifetime Achievement); Dawoud Bey (Art); Jess T. Dugan (Emerging Photographer); and Zadie Smith (Critical Writing and Research). We spotlight the videos today.

“Since the first presentation of the films at the 2013 gala, ICP has skyrocketed its fundraising goals and achievements. MediaStorm is proud to have played a role in catalyzing that effort. Our work with ICP and Harbers Studios affirms that storytelling moves people to action,” notes the studio.

1. ICP Infinity Awards Special Presentation: Shahidul Alam

2. ICP Infinity Awards — Lifetime Achievement: Rosalind Fox Solomon

3. ICP Infinity Awards — Art: Dawoud Bey

4. ICP Infinity Awards — Emerging Photographer: Jess T. Dugan

5. ICP Infinity Awards — Critical Writing and Research: Zadie Smith


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