Edmund Clark and Crofton Black’s “Negative Publicity”
offers a complex portrayal of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency’s secret detention practices in the war on terror and the process of investigating them. It reflects five years of work by Black and Clark on secret detention sites—the logistical structures that enabled them and the people held in them. Black is a researcher and writer who works extensively on corporate outsourcing by militaries and intelligence agencies, and is a leading expert on the CIA’s rendition, detention, and interrogation program. Clark is an award-winning photographer whose work links history, politics, and representation. This project was supported by the Magnum Foundation and published by Aperture.The International Center for Photography Infinity Awards
are the leading honour for excellence in photography. Since 1985, this annual event has recognised major contributions and emerging talents in the field.
Since 1985, the ICP Infinity Awards have recognised major contributions and emerging talent in the fields of photojournalism, art, fashion photography, and publishing. Past recipients include Berenice Abbott, Lynsey Addario, Richard Avedon, Ariella Azoulay, David Bailey, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Chuck Close, Roy DeCarava, Elliott Erwitt, Harold Evans, Larry Fink, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Robert Frank, Adam Fuss, David Goldblatt, Paul Graham, David Guttenfelder, Mishka Henner, André Kertész, Steven Klein, William Klein, Karl Lagerfeld, Annie Leibovitz, Helen Levitt, Mary Ellen Mark, Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, Ryan McGinley, Susan Meiselas, Duane Michals, Daidō Moriyama, Zanele Muholi, James Nachtwey, Shirin Neshat, Gordon Parks, Gilles Peress, Walid Raad, Eugene Richards, Sebastião Salgado, Malick Sidibé, Lorna Simpson, Cindy Sherman, Mario Testino, Peter Van Atgmael, Bruce Weber, and Ai Weiwei, among others. Past Infinity Award attendees include Hamish Bowles, Naomi Campbell, Grace Coddington, Bella Hadid, Carolina Herrera, Arianna Huffington, Karlie Kloss, Alexandra Richards, Leelee Sobieski, and Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor.
All proceeds from the Infinity Awards benefit ICP’s exhibition, education, community, and public programs.The International Center of Photography (ICP)
is the world’s leading institution dedicated to photography and visual culture. Through their exhibitions, school, public programs, and community outreach, they offer an open forum for dialogue about the role that images play in our culture.
ICP is a center where photographers, along with artists, students, and scholars, can create and interpret the world of the image, exploring photography and visual culture as mediums of empowerment and as catalysts for wide-reaching social change.Other recipients of the 33rd annual awards include:
- Lifetime AchievementSophie Calle
- ArtMichael Christopher Brown
, Libyan Sugar
(Twin Palms, 2016) - Artist's Book"Vision & Justice," Aperture
(no.223, summer 2016) - Critical Writing and ResearchVasantha Yogananthan
- Emerging PhotographerFor Freedoms
- Online Platform and New Media
EDMUND CLARK AND CROFTON BLACK, “NEGATIVE PUBLICITY” was featured by East Wing at Paris Photo 2016
and is now on exhibition at the Imperial War Museum in London