New York, NY—The 18th Annual Lucie Awards as well as the 6th Annual Lucie Technical Awards were postponed. The Lucie Foundation announced the Lucie Awards will take place October 19, 2021.
With the extended closure of Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City and also the uncertainty of other venues, the Lucie Foundation took the extraordinary step to postpone its signature events.
“The health and safety or our honorees and attendees are of primary concern. In light of the current situation with Covid-19, and the need for all of us to assist in minimizing the spread of the disease in our communities; we will continue to follow all of the guidelines of the CDC and New York City,” explained Lauren Wendle, president, Lucie Foundation.
“However, we do feel that it is important to honor the masters of photography, and the impact that photographs have in our world today; so, we will reschedule.”
18th Lucie Awards
The Lucie Foundation and its advisory board had announced an impressive list of nine honorees. They include Peter Magubane, Lifetime Achievement Award; Paul Caponigro, Achievement in Fine Art; Lynn Goldsmith, Achievement in Portraiture; Pamela Hanson, Achievement in Fashion; Jean-Pierre Laffont, Achievement in Photojournalism; Bob Martin, Achievement in Sports; David Hurn, Achievement in Documentary; Joel Sartore, Humanitarian Award; as well as Steven Sasson, Spotlight/Visionary Award.
Moreover, a photographer whose image or body of work has created a difference in a given year is granted the Impact Award. The Lucie Foundation will reveal the recipient of this award closer to the event.
6th Lucie Technical Awards
Furthermore, the foundation did not take the decision regarding the Lucie Technical Awards lightly. “We realize many factories closed this year; also, a lot of manufacturing was put on hold as a result, which has delayed many product launches. For those who were able to move forward, we are happy to consider such innovative products in 2021,” Wendle added.
“The 2021 Lucie Technical Awards will honor products for the 2020–2021 years.”