The Lucie Foundation Releases Official Roster of 2011 Lucie Week Activities

The Lucie Foundation Releases Official Roster of 2011 Lucie Week Activities

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Los Angeles, CA—The 9th annual Lucie Awards will be preceded by an exhibition and artist talks during Lucie Week 2011, presented by the Lucie Foundation. The week culminates with the Lucie Awards, presented at Rose Theater, Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, on October 24, 2011, with arrivals at 6:30 p.m.

At the event, the Lucie Foundation and the global photography community will recognize both honorees and the winners from the 2011 International Photography Awards (IPA) competition, the Foundation’s sister effort.  The Lucie Awards, produced by the Lucie Foundation (a nonprofit charitable foundation), honor the achievements of the world’s most accomplished photographers, discover and cultivate emerging talent with mentoring and scholarship programs, and promote the appreciation of photography worldwide.  Less than 500 tickets are available for this year’s gala and they are on sale at lucies.org.

The Lucie Week events schedule includes:

October 22, 7-10:00 p.m. The 2011 International Photography Awards Best of Show exhibition and party will be held on Saturday, October 22, at Splashlight, located at 75 Varick Street, 3rd Floor, in Soho. The show, curated by Audrey Landreth, will features 46 images from the most recent IPA competition, representing the best work from both professional and emerging photographers. Open to the public.
RSVP required: BOSRSVP@lucieawards.com

October 23, 5-6:30 p.m. Lucie Foundation and En Foco present 2011 Lucie honoree Eli Reed in conversation with Jaime Permuth, who will be discussing his project, Yonkeros. This discussion and presentation of work between Nueva Luz artists is an official Lucie Week event, hosted by Splashlight Studios.
RSVP: RSVPReed@luciefoundation.org

October 23, 7-8:30 p.m. Lucie Foundation and En Foco present 2011 Lucie honoree Dawoud Bey in conversation with LaToya Ruby Frazier. The dialog between these two Nueva Luz artists is an official Lucie Week event, hosted by Splashlight Studios.
RSVP: RSVPBey@luciefoundation.org

October 24. Each year the Lucie Awards recognize master photographers who have made a significant contribution to photography. The list of honorees joining this distinguished group of 78 prior honorees includes Dawoud Bey (Achievement in Portraiture), Bill Eppridge (Achievement in Photojournalism), Rich Clarkson (Achievement in Sports), Nobuyoshi Araki (Achievement in Fine Art), Nancy McGirr and Fotokids (Humanitarian Award) and Eli Reed (Achievement in Documentary Photography Award). Each year, the 40-member advisory board nominates the honorees, and this year, the International Center of Photography will receive the 2011 Spotlight Award.

The 2011 International Photography Awards (IPA) will announce the competition winners who will receive cash prizes and Lucie statues at the gala. The revenue from this competition funds the majority of the Lucie Foundation’s year-round programming. The IPA competition will distribute $20,000 in cash prizes across the top three awards. IPA prizes include $10,000 for the International Photographer of the Year Award provided by AtEdge, a $5,000 prize to the Discovery of the Year Award, and $5,000 to the Deeper Perspective Photographer of the Year.

Support Category (nominees to be announced shortly). The Lucies will recognize those in the creative community who are integral in crafting an image in the following categories: Fashion Layout of the Year; Photography Magazine of the Year; Book Publisher of the Year; Exhibition/Curator of the Year; and Picture Editor of the Year. A special tribute to photographers who have passed away in late 2010 and 2011 will be showcased alongside several new video compilations. lucies.org

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