Los Angeles, CA—Following a successful tenth year celebration in its birthplace of Los Angeles, the Lucie Awards head back to New York on October 27, 2013. For the first time, they will be held at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall. The gala begins at 7:00 p.m. with arrivals at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale at lucies.org.
The Lucie Awards, produced by the Lucie Foundation (a nonprofit charitable foundation), are a celebration of photography’s greatest achievements, and this year caps Fall Photo Week. At the event, the Lucie Foundation and the global photography community will recognize this year’s honorees and the winners of the 2013 International Photography Awards (IPA) juried competition—the foundation’s sister effort.
“On the heels of last year’s successful Lucies in Beverly Hills, we are thrilled to be returning to New York City and for the very first time in our 11-year history, to the distinguished Carnegie Hall,” said Hossein Farmani, founder of the Lucie Awards. “We look forward to celebrating the greats alongside the talented new arrivals on the photography scene and as always, to renewing friendships, on photography’s special night.”
The awards ceremony is the culmination of a weekend of events leading up to the big night, including the IPA’s Best of Show exhibition and party and the Lucie Lectures. The Lucie Awards are presented in partnership with PDN, Splashlight, AtEdge, Phase One, APA and ASMP.
Awards presented will include: Lucie honorees, IPA prizes, support category awards, and the APA/Lucie Foundation Scholarship in the amount of $5,000 to a professional to further advance a personal project.
Each year, the Lucie Awards recognize master photographers who have made a significant and lasting contribution to photography. The 2013 honorees who will join the distinguished group of 93 prior honorees are:
Lisa Kristine – Humanitarian Award
Arno Rafael Minkkinen – Achievement in Fine Art
Victor Skrebneski – Achievement in Fashion
Benedikt Taschen – Visionary Award
John H. White – Achievement in Photojournalism
Li Zhengsheng – Achievement in Documentary
Winners of the IPA will receive a Lucie statue and cash prizes. The IPA will give $22,500 in cash prizes to winners of its annual competition, including: $10,000 to the International Photographer of the Year provided by AtEdge; a $5,000 prize for the Discovery of the Year Award; $5,000 to the Deeper Perspective Photographer of the Year, provided by ASMP; and a $2,500 award to the Moving Images Photographer of the Year. Winning works will be displayed in the annual Best of Show exhibition, which will debut during the Lucie weekend and then travel internationally. Here are this year’s finalists.
International Photographer of the Year
Advertising Category: Fabrizio Cestari
Architecture Category: Frank Meyl
Book Category: Mark Edward Harris
Editorial Category: Brooks Kraft
Fine Art Category: Yixiu Guo
Nature Category: Nalda
People Category: Joel Redman
Special Category: Michael Hitoshi
Discovery of the Year
Advertising Category: Koji Tajima, Japan
Architecture Category: Akira TAKAUE, Japan
Book Category: Patricia Dinu, Italy
Editorial Category: Massimo Barberio, Italy
Fine Art Category: Arman Zhenikeyev, Kazakhstan
Nature Category: Patricia Dinu, Italy
People Category: Carlotta Cardana, United Kingdom
Special Category: Yun Chen, China
Deeper Perspective Photographer of the Year
Moving Image Photographer of the Year
Carson Davis Brown
The Lucies will also recognize those in the creative community who are integral in crafting an image in the following support categories: Print Advertising Campaign of the Year, 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 2012 and 2013 will also be showcased along with video compilations.
“As the Lucie Foundation matures, we can begin to acknowledge those photographers who have received less attention than others in the annals of photography,” commented Cat Jimenez, executive director of the Lucie Foundation. “We are also able to honor those that were the first to achieve a mark of significance, such as Eli Reed (2011), the first African-American Magnum photographer. We witness the ever-changing landscape, where even the very term ‘photographer’ continues to evolve, as does the job performed. It grows ever more important to pay special tribute to the likes of 2013 honoree and Pulitzer Prize-winner John H. White and the others who leave an indelible contribution through their devotion to the craft.” lucies.org