12th Annual Lucie Awards Gala Honors Photographers

12th Annual Lucie Awards Gala Honors Photographers


New York, NY—The 12th Annual Lucie Awards were presented at a gala black-tie ceremony and awards program held at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City. The Lucies—an esteemed photography awards ceremony honoring great achievements in the field—presented awards ranging from achievement in fine art and documentary categories to achievements in support categories from fashion to advertising.

“The community gathers to celebrate the world of photography and to applaud its accomplishments. We are thrilled to have reached this 12-year milestone,” said Lucies’ founder Hossein Farmani. “And once again, we honor those outstanding photographers who are among the best in their respective fields. It is very special to be at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York for the second year in a row.”

The 2014 honorees and presenters were:
Jane Bown, Lifetime Achievement, presented by Susan Baraz, cochair of the Lucie Awards
Nan Goldin, Achievement in Portraiture, presented by Kathy Ryan, director of Photography, The New York Times Magazine
Carrie Mae Weems, Achievement in Fine Art, presented by Karl Rux, performance artist, poet, award-winning playwright and writer
Martin Parr, Achievement in Documentary, presented by award-winning Magnum photographer Bruce Gilden
Nick Ut, Achievement in Photojournalism, presented by Hal Buell, photographer, author and former photography director at the Associated Press
Pedro Meyer, Visionary Award, presented by Katrin Eismann, artist, author, educator and digital expert

Susan Baraz from AtEdge presented the International Photographer of the Year Award to Sandro, who claimed the $10,000 award from among these finalists: Advertising Category, Jaime Travezan, UK; Architecture, Peter Steinhauer, Singapore; Book Sandro, U.S.; Editorial, Sandro Maddalena, Italy; Event, Rudi Dundas, U.S.; Fine Art, Maxine Helfman, U.S.; Nature, Karen Lunney, Australia; People, Didier Mayhew, France; and Special category, Jay Mark Johnson, U.S.; IPA Russia, Anna Hoffman; and IPA China, Jinjun Di.

The Discovery of the Year Award and $5,000, also presented by Susan Baraz, went to Vyacheslav Mishchenko from the Ukraine, who was chosen from among these finalists: Advertising category, Isabella Cassini, U.S.; Architecture, Maroh Kim, Republic of South Korea; Book, Jan Janssen, Netherlands; Editorial, Robin Hinsch, Germany; Event, Amy Siqveland, U.S.; Fine Art, Jackson Patterson, U.S.; Nature, Vyacheslav Mishchenko, Ukraine; People, Joey Yu, Singapore; and Special category, Cheryl Medow, U.S.; IPA Russia, Alexandr Romanov; and IPA China, Tianquitao Chen.

Al Jazeera news anchor and reporter Roxana Saberi presented K. M. Asad of Bangladesh with a prize of $5,000 and a Lucie statue for the International Photographer of the Year – Deeper Perspective Award.  K. M. Asad was chosen from finalists: K. M. Asad, Bangladesh; Tim Gerard Barker, Vietnam; Mary F. Calvert, U.S.; Stacy Kranitz, U.S.; Sarah Borst, U.S.; Adrian Mirgos, Poland; IPA Russia, Julia Zakharova; and IPA China, Wang Jing

In addition, the Moving Image Photographer of the Year Award was presented by Roxana Saberi to Yannick Wegner, who was awarded $2,500 and chosen from among finalists: Beat Keller, Switzerland; Szymon Kobusiński, Poland; Lukas Hüller/Hannes Seebacher/Sami and Samer Ajouri, Austria; Yannick Wegner, Germany; Simone Sapienza, Italy; Anna Andrzejewska, Poland; and Anton Belousov, IPA Russia.

The IPA has awarded over $225,000 in prize money over the last 12 years. Winning work was displayed in the annual Best of Show exhibition at Splashlight, during Lucie Weekend.

Also conferred at the gala were awards in six support categories:

  • Picture Editor of the Year: Mary Cooney and Calvin Hom, directors of Photography, Los Angeles Times, presented by Ron Haviv
  •  Photography Magazine of the Year: Der Grief, Germany, presented by Benoit LaGarde, cofounder, and James Ingram, CEO of Splashlight Studios
  •  Fashion Layout of the Year: Vogue Italia, “Tutti gli scrittori,” photographed by Paolo Roversi, presented by photographer Claire Rosen
  •  Book Publisher of the Year: Gliterratti, for Photographer’s Paradise: Turbulent America 1960–1990/Jean-Pierre Laffont, presented by photographer Peter Hurley
  •  Curator/Exhibition of the Year: David Bailey, for “Bailey’s Stardust” at the National Portrait Gallery, presented by Sam Barzilay
  •  Print Advertising Campaign of the Year: Alba DDB Miami, for “Only Stains Should Disappear”; client, Green Works; creative director, Luis Miguel Messianu; photographed by Ale Burset, presented by young photographer phenom Olivia Bee
  •  2014 APA/Lucie Foundation Scholarship recipient, Anna Tihanyi, Budapest, Hungary.

Television entertainment journalist Naja Hill entertained the crowd while hosting the gala award show. The awards capped a weekend of celebration hosted by the Lucie Foundation, the Lucies’ governing body. It was kicked off by Saturday afternoon’s Lucie Foundation-sponsored artist talks, followed by Saturday evening’s Best of Show exhibition and a party at Splashlight in the SoHo section of New York City. David Clarke, head of Photography emeritus, Tate, curated the images for this exhibition from the 2014 International Photography Awards Competition, the Lucie Foundation’s sister effort.

The Lucie Foundation presented and sponsored the artist talks at Splashlight in conjunction with Phase One, Digital Transitions, and Splashlight. luciefoundation.org