Lucie 2023 Scholarship Program Taking Nominees

Lucie 2023 Scholarship Program Taking Nominees


Los Angeles, CA—The Lucie Foundation supports professional and emerging talent who progress the art form of still photography. Toward that end, the 2023 Lucie Scholarship program is currently open to photographers 18 years and older, worldwide. The deadline for submission is August 1, 2023 at 12:00 midnight ET.

Moreover, the foundation defines “professional” as photographers who earn the majority of their income from photography. Conversely, it defines “emerging” as photographers enrolled as a student; in the first five years of their photography career; or who do not earn the majority of their income from photography.

“Our support of photography is broad, from fine art to documentary and photojournalism, to digital and film-based works,” the Lucie Foundation announced. “Our concern is to support photographers producing work that is at once gripping and original.”

This year, the Lucie Foundation is offering four cash grants and a variety of prizes to support the work of emerging as well as established photographers.

2023 Lucie Scholarship Categories

Lucie Foundation Fine Art Scholarship

The foundation is offering two fine art scholarships. The Professional $3,000 scholarship is in support of established fine art photographers. This scholarship also grants a $500 PICTO voucher for fine art printing and services.

In addition, the Fine Arts Emerging scholarship provides a $1,000 cash prize and a $500 PICTO voucher for fine art printing and services; 10 packs of Ilford Smooth Pearl and Smooth Gloss fine art paper (8.5×11); as well as 10 portfolio bags.

Lucie Foundation Photojournalism/Documentary Scholarship

Here again two separate categories are offered for Professional and Emerging scholarships. The Professional scholarship will also offer a $3,000 cash prize and a $500 PICTO voucher for fine art printing and services.

The Emerging Photojournalism/Documentary scholarship awards a $1,000 cash prize. In addition, it grants a Sony Alpha 9 II camera with a 24–70mm G Master 2 lens as well as a $500 PICTO voucher for fine art printing and services.

Scholarship Judges

The following judges will decide the scholarship finalists.

Meaghan Looram
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Meaghan Looram. Photo: Todd Heisler/the New York Times

The director of Photography at the New York Times, Looram oversees the publication’s photographic coverage; the news organization’s staff of photo editors and photographers; as well as many of its visual projects.

Furthermore, the work she produced and edited has received awards and honors from World Press Photo, the Overseas Press Club, The George Polk Awards, Pictures of the Year International, the News & Documentary Emmy Awards and the Alfred I DuPont-Columbia Awards.

Putri Tan
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Putri Tan. Photo: Paatela Fraga

A director at Gagosian, New York, where she has worked for more than 16years, Tan manages several of the gallery’s artists. Among them are Harold Ancart, Walton Ford, Sally Mann and Spencer Sweeney.

Most recently, she organized Gagosian’s Paris Photo presentation of Deana Lawson and Sally Mann works. Tan also oversees exhibitions at institutions and Gagosian galleries worldwide.

Molly Everett
Molly Everett. Photo: Geoff Winningham

An assistant curator at the Moody Center for the Arts, Rice University, Everett is a curator and writer based in Houston, Texas.

Previously, she held curatorial roles at the Menil Collection, the LUMA Foundation, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo as well as the Whitney Museum of American Art.