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Infinity Award Winning Photographers Video Interviews

May 3, 2013

The winners of the Infinity Awards were announced in January 2013 with the acclaimed actor Jeff Bridges receiving a special presentation for his dedication over the last 30 years in collating and documenting photos from behind the scenes of his films and his fellow actors.

The award ceremony was held Wednesday May 1st with the winners short films being shown prior to them receiving their prizes.

The Interviews were put together by MediaStorm over a 15 week period within which they had to liaise with ICP staff to gain historical  photos about the winners while arranging and conducting the interviews. The results of which can be seen below.


Special Presentation: Jeff Bridges

Jeff Bridges is an Academy Award-winning actor. He is also an accomplished photographer. He’s been taking pictures on the set of his movies for more than 30 years, capturing intimate and surprising behind-the-scenes moments.  

Young Photographer: Kitra Cahana

Blurring the line between subjects and friends, Kitra Cahana captures a rare level of intimacy with her subjects. As a documentary photographer, her images explore anthropological, social and spiritual themes through a human perspective.


Applied/Fashion/Advertising: Erik Madigan Heck

As a photographer, Erik Madigan Heck does not differentiate between art and fashion in his work. Adhering to no rules, embracing his fears and seeing endless possibilities, Heck creates images people remember.  

Art: Mishka Henner

Looking, and trusting in that act alone, Mishka Henner explores photography as an appropriation artist. Through new and alternative technology, Henner inspects art from the past while innovating in the present.


Cornell Capa Lifetime Achievement: David Goldblatt

David Goldblatt spent his life documenting apartheid in South Africa. While many photographers chased mass demonstrations and violent rebellions, Goldblatt focused on the cultural values that led to more than 40 years of repression.  

Photojournalism: David Guttenfelder

Surreal and mysterious, North Korea was a black hole to outsiders wanting a glimpse of the country. That all changed in 2012, when AP photographer David Guttenfelder led the opening of the bureau’s newest office inside the North Korea.


Publication: Cristina de Middel

The idea of an African space program may sound funny to some, but not to Cristina de Middel. Through a mix of fact and fiction, de Middel forces viewers to reinterpret a 1960s space program in Zambia in her photobook, The Afronauts.