2017 INFINITY AWARD: CRITICAL WRITING AND RESEARCH
Since 1985, the International Center of Photography has recognized outstanding achievements in photography with its prestigious Infinity Awards. The 2017 winners for the “Critical Writing and Research” award are Michael Famighetti and Sarah Lewis, for their collaboration on Aperture magazine’s landmark issue Vision & Justice, which explores how photography has been weaponized to both denigrate and celebrate African American life. Inspired by the words and actions of Frederick Douglass, this publication weaves together the works of poets, photographers, filmmakers and other artists who have used their art form to combat the image war waged against African Americans in this country. This film is produced by Samia Khan and Mediastorm.