2020 Lucie Impact Award: Professional and Emerging Submissions

2020 Lucie Impact Award: Professional and Emerging Submissions


Los Angeles, CA—The Lucie Foundation rescheduled its 18th Annual Lucie Awards gala for October 19, 2021; this was due to the continued spread of Covid-19. However, the Lucie Foundation is continuing to honor and award photographers and industry luminaries who shoot impactful images via the Lucie Impact Award.

Created several years ago, the Lucie Impact Award is bestowed annually on stage at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City. However, as with so many other live events, the Lucie Foundation has found a way to continue the tradition. The Lucie Impact Award is given to a photographer whose image or body of work has created a difference in that particular year; this year is no exception.

In addition, the foundation will also award its Support Categories’ winners this year, with some variation due to museum closures and other unforeseen circumstances. The organization will provide additional information on those awards as well.

2020 Lucie Impact Award

The 2020 Lucie Impact Award 2020 – Professional & Emerging is awarded for a series of images or a single image. Photographers may only submit images created between October 2019 and November 2020.

Moreover, photographers can submit their images for review by using the hashtags #LucieImpactPro and #LucieImpactEmerging. Entrants should use the hashtag they feel best fits their photography.

The Lucie Foundation will create a gallery of finalists, and the Lucie board of advisors will choose one professional photographer’s work and one emerging photographer’s work to honor with the Lucie Statue. In addition, interviews with these photographers will appear on Lucie Foundation social media.

2020 Lucie Impact Award Lucie-Impact-Crying-Girl-on-Border-John-Moore-Getty-Images
Crying Girl on Border. 2018 © John Moore, Getty Images

In 2018, the Lucie Impact Award honored John Moore for his work on immigration. His powerful image graced the cover of Time magazine. It is of a Honduran child clinging to her mother’s legs. Moreover, the image humanized the plight of separated families seeking asylum at our borders. Although family separation was going on for some time, this seminal image mobilized the nation.

Last year, Tyler Hicks received the Lucie Impact Award. The winning image was of Amal Hussain, a young Yemeni girl who died at the age of 7. Hicks took the image while working for the New York Times on a story involving the tragedy of the Saudi Arabia’s war. Subsequently, the photograph drew international attention to the country’s plight.

These images make a difference, as they bring awareness to issues as well as influence policies. The Lucie Foundation is proud to continue its recognition.