2016 ICP Infinity Award: Art — Walid Raad
Author International Center of Photography
Walid Raad has spent 25 years exploring a range of issues from the facticity of photographic and video documents to the histories of art within the Arab world. The Museum of Modern Art in New York recently highlighted a retrospective of his work, based largely around two bodies of work; The Atlas Group and Scratching on things I could disavow. Raad’s work is often photographic in nature, but also includes performances from Raad himself.
Raad is currently an associate professor at the Cooper Union School of Art.
Since 1985, the International Center of Photography has recognized outstanding achievements in photography with its prestigious Infinity Awards. The awards ceremony is also ICP’s primary fundraising benefit, with its revenues assisting the center's various programs.
Harbers Studios commissioned MediaStorm, on behalf of ICP, to create a short film about each of the recipients to screen at the awards ceremony and to display online. The films pay tribute to the contributions of each artist to the craft and field of photography and demonstrate ICP's commitment to them.