16th Lucie Awards to Honor Masters of Photography

16th Lucie Awards to Honor Masters of Photography

Lucie Impact Award Debuts


Los Angeles, CA—The 16th Lucie Awards gala will be held in New York City. The event will celebrate photography with a stellar lineup of honorees. It will also introduce a new award: the Lucie Impact Award. The red carpet gala ceremony will be held at New York’s renowned Zankel Hall in Carnegie Hall, on Sunday, October 28, 2018.

Joyce Tenneson © Joyce Tenneson

Furthermore, the Lucie Foundation, along with its advisory board, announced an impressive list of nine honorees for 2018.

16th Lucie Awards Honorees

Lee Friedlander © Lee Friedlander

Following are the individuals who will be honored this year, as well as the award they will receive.

Lee Friedlander: Lifetime Achievement
Shahidul Alam: Humanitarian Award
Jane Evelyn Atwood: Achievement in Documentary
Gian Paolo Barbieri: Achievement in Fashion
John Moore: Lucie Impact Award
Raghu Rai: Achievement in Photojournalism
Co Rentmeester: Achievement in Sports

Shahidul Alam © Rahnuma Ahmed

Joyce Tenneson: Achievement in Portraiture
Camera Club of the Philippines: Spotlight Award

Camera-Club-Phillippines-90th-logo“As we celebrate our 16th Lucie Awards, we also have the opportunity to honor several of the world’s most deserving, and talented photographers,” remarked Lauren Wendle, president, Lucie Foundation. “This year we spotlight the Camera Club of the Philippines, the first of its kind in that region with an impressive history.

John Moore © Abby Kraftowitz

“Moreover, we are excited to announce a new award category, the Lucie Impact Award. It acknowledges the impact of a photograph or a body of work in a given year. This year, John Moore will be the recipient of the inaugural 2018 Lucie Impact Award for his work on the immigration crisis. And in particular for the incredible image of the crying girl, which became a symbol of the human cost of the United States immigration policy.”

Gian Paolo Barbieri © Gian Paolo Barbieri

Susan Baraz, cochair added: “We are privileged to honor exceptional icons in our photo community at the Lucie Awards gala on October 28. As photography itself is metamorphosing due to technical input, digital work, Instagram, etc., these outstanding honorees provide a touchstone to an art that remains in its pure, unadulterated form. Moreover, the Lucies is our reminder of the passion we hold for the still image in a now, very un-stilled, present.”

Jane Evelyn Atwood © Gueorgui Pinkhassov, Magnum

Lucie Support Category Awards

In addition, the Lucie Awards honors the year’s best photographic achievements of the industry by presenting seven support category awards. The support awards acknowledge the individuals and institutions that play a critical role in the crafting and promoting of images.

The support categories include Book Publisher of the Year and Fashion Layout of the Year as well as Curator/Exhibition of the Year and more. Furthermore, recent winners have included:

  • Phaidon (for Generation Wealth: Lauren Greenfield)
  • Jeff L. Rosenheim as well as Maria Morris Hambourg (for Irving Penn: Centennial at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City)
Co Rentmeester © Coliena Rentmeester
  • AnOther magazine (for The Full Story: Solange Knowles, by Peter Lindbergh)

2018 IPA

Furthermore, at this year’s gala, the International Photography Awards (IPA) will announce the winners of the International Photographer of the Year and the Discovery of the Year awards. IPA is a global competition as well as a sister effort of the Lucie Awards.

The Lucie Awards is the signature program of the Lucie Foundation.

Raghu Rai  © Raghu Rai

Moreover, the nonprofit charitable organization’s three-tiered mission is to honor master photographers, discover and cultivate emerging talent and promote the appreciation of photography worldwide.

Tickets are available at lucies.org.