Lucie Awards Announce Host & IPA Finalists

Lucie Awards Announce Host & IPA Finalists

Gala Awards Show Takes Place October 23rd at Zankel Hall in NYC’s Carnegie Hall


Los Angeles, CA—The 14th Annual Lucie Awards will be hosted by photography collector, curator and consultant W.M. (Bill) Hunt. The Lucie Awards take place on Sunday, October 23, 2016, at Zankel Hall located in Carnegie Hall in New York City. Tickets are on sale at The awards are a celebration of photography’s greatest achievements.

Nathan Lyons

Additionally, Ann Wilkes Tucker, former curator of theMuseum of Fine Arts in Houston, Texas, will be presenting an award for Nathan Lyons. Tucker was Nathan Lyons’s student, and she subsequently founded the photo department at Houston’s Museum of Fine Arts. Joanne Lyons is accepting the award on behalf of Nathan Lyons. Lyons was working in digital color until the time of his death at age of 86 on August 31, 2016.

Bill Hunt is a New York-based champion of photography. He has organized shows from his collections, Hunt’s Three Ring Circus: American Groups Before 1950, in New York with the ICP, as well as in Arles, Bologna and Houston. Highlights from the collection featured in his book The Unseen Eye: Photographs from the Unconscious have been exhibited at the Eastman House and Arles, Musée de l’Elysée and FOAM.

W.M. Hunt © Martin Schoeller

A dealer for many years, Hunt was a principle in the Hasted Hunt and Ricco/Maresca Gallery. Additionally, he was responsible for introducing many major contemporary artists in the U.S. Hunt has been a judge or nominator for the Lucie Awards, World Press Photo, Sony World Photography Organization, Prix Pictet and Getty Images.

In addition, he is a longtime board member of the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund, AIPAD (Association of International Photography and Art Dealers) and the Center for Photography at Woodstock. He also teaches at the School of Visual Arts, Aperture and ICP.

IPA Finalists Presented at the Lucie Awards

The Lucie Foundation and the global photography community will recognize this year’s honorees and winners from the 2016 International Photography Awards (IPA) juried competition. IPA is the foundation’s sister effort.

The awards will include: Lucie honorees, IPA prizes, Support Category Awards, and a special tribute to those in the industry who have passed on. An international jury of renowned photography experts selected the finalists from approximately 18,000 submissions (58,000 images) from more than 130 countries.

From the 36 finalists, one winner will be named in each of four categories: International Photographer of the Year; Discovery of the Year; Deeper Perspective Photographer of the Year; and Moving Image Photographer of the Year.

“Being part of this entire IPA process is a privilege. I am rewarded twofold,” said Susan Baraz, head of the IPA judges’ panel. “First, I get to work with an amazing array of up to 80 of the most respected, brilliant, experts in the global photo community who devote a generous amount of their own time, to be part of the jury of IPA.

“Second, I get to see the world’s wonders, its aesthetics, its tragedies, its documented stories, and its glories. In other words, every possible category of photography, firsthand, and pass it on to these renowned jurors.”

The 2016 IPA finalists in four categories follow.

International Photographer of the Year

Advertising Category: Sandro, USA
Architecture Category: Julia Anna Gospodarou, Greece
Book Category: Jamey Stillings, USA
Editorial Category: Alex Telfer, UK
Event Category: Tymon Markowski, Poland
Fine Art Category: Fulvio Bonavia, USA
Nature Category: Andrea Bonavita, Italy
People Category: Marinka Masseus, Netherlands
Special Category: David Burdeny, Canada
Sports Category: Russell Ord, Australia
IPA China: Dawei Li
Philippines: Edwin Loyola
Russia: Anton Unitsyn

Discovery of the Year

Advertising Category: Anne Hoerter, Germany
Architecture Category: Giles McGarry, United Kingdom
Book (self published) Category: Sylvain Heraud, France
Editorial Category: Szymon Barylski, Ireland
Event Category: Sergio Delle Vedove, Italy
Fine Art Category: Christine Fitzgerald, Canada
Nature Category: Patti Schulze, USA
People Category: Niki Boon, New Zealand
Special Category: David Nam Lip LEE, Malaysia
Sports Category: Davide Lopresti, Italy
IPA China: Gu Lei
Philippines: Jun Pagalilauan
Russia: Yulia Grigoryants

Moving Image Photographer of the Year

Natasha Shulte, Ukraine
Lily Gilboy, United Kingdom

Deeper Perspective Photographer of the Year

Andrea Star Reese, USA, Disorder
Nino Jim Bacalso, Singapore, Wet and Wild
IPA China: Wang Qing, Holy land of Religion in Xinjiang, on the Way of Chinese Silk Road
Philippines: Jun Pagalilauan, Transvogue
Russia: Olga Chichirko, Eve of Passover