The Lucie Foundation offers a variety of programs to support our three-tiered mission:
Honor master photographers
Discover & cultivate emerging talent promote the appreciation of Photography worldwide
The Lucie Awards
The Lucie Awards is the annual gala ceremony honoring the greatest achievements in photography. The photography community from countries around the globe will pay tribute to the most outstanding photography achievements presented at the Gala Awards ceremony. Each year, the Advisory Board nominates deserving individuals across a variety of categories who will be honored during the Lucie Awards ceremony. Once the nominations have been received, the votes are tallied and an honoree in each category is identified. The honorees are pre-announced months before the Lucie Awards. The Lucies also recognize those integral in crafting an image through Six Support Category Awards. Our sister effort - The International Photography Awards also presents the top three winners of the annual competition with cash prizes and Lucies. 2011 marks the ninth year of the Lucies and the gala takes place at the world's leading performing arts center, Lincoln Center, New York. For more info, click here.
The Lucie Lecture Series
The East and West Coast Lucie Lecture Series features world-renowned, master photographers who have received or will receive Lucie Awards during the annual gala ceremony. The West Coast Lucie Lecture Series will take place during the Month of Photography Los Angeles and the East Coast Lecture Series takes place the days leading up to the Annual Lucie Awards Ceremony. Previous lecture have included Melvin Sokolsky, Herman Leonard and Graciela Iturbide.
The Lucie Mentor PrograM - E-pprentice, an online mentor program.
The Lucie Mentor Program will match vital and current professional photographers with students and emerging talent who will become Photographys' next round of brightest stars. E-pprentice is the Lucie Foundation's online mentor program and electronic apprenticeship. It's a free program that is open to the public. Mentees are selected through an online submission process. By utilizing the internet as the platform for connecting individuals worldwide, E-pprentice allows for a dynamic, web-based exchange guided by a suggested curriculum and lasting a duration of six months. This modern mentorship utilizes instant messaging and video chat program to allow critique and discussions to occur. At the end of the exchange, it is our intention for the mentee to create new work guided by the advice of a succesful and seasoned professional, and to also gain invaluable, insightful, long-term guidance and support that will be useful in enhancing their photographic careers.
To see the list of 2011 E-pprentice accepted mentees, click here.
To see the 2010 Class of E-pprentice Mentors and Mentees, click here.
The Lucie Scholarship Program
Photographers make images. Visionaries teach you how to see. The Lucie Foundation is proud to support emerging talent and professionals with vision, with dynamic ideas that challenge and progress the art form of still photography into work that compels. Through the Lucie Scholarship, a grant of $5,000 will be awarded to a professional photographer at work on a specific, dynamic project, as well as a grant of $2,500 to an emerging professional (student, graduate, or beginning professional) working on a portfolio or a proposed project. Our support of photography is broad, from photojournalism to fashion photography, digital to medium format, including every other category and subcategory. Our concern isn’t with genre, but rather to support emerging visionaries producing work that is at once gripping, and original. Open to all Active Lucie Foundation members. Join now to become eligible.
The see the 2011 shortlist and winners, please click here.
To see the 2010 Inaugural Lucie Scholarship Grantees, please click here.
The submission process will open September 15, 2011 through January 31, 2012.
The Lucie Portfolio Reviews (FRESH LOOK) The Lucie Portfolio Reviews will provide the opportunity for photographers to have their portfolios reviewed by important decision makers in the industry, from consultants to editors, art buyers to curators and gallerists, in addition to esteemed photographers. This unique opportunity allows Lucie members and the general public the opportunity to fine-tune their portfolios and receive critical feedback to their work. Foundation members receive priority registering. Fresh Look takes place during The Month of Photography Los Angeles.
SNAPSHOP! SNAPSHOP! aims to cultivate the photographic minds of the future and and provide the opportunities for high school students to acquire skills that might not be readily avaiable to them in their schools or communities. SNAPSHOP! pairs high school students with established photographers who will impart practical, technical and aesthetic knowledge on crafting a photographic image. Typically, SNAPSHOP! occurs during The Month of Photography Los Angeles and has grown from a one-Saturday event to a four-Saturday workshop culminating in the exhibition of the students work.
To see SNAPSHOP! 2010 and to register for SNAPSHOP! please click here.
Month of Photography Los Angeles (MOPLA) - Engaging the Entire Community of Los Angeles
MOPLA champions photography on the Left Coast of the United States. A comprehensive, city-wide, collaborative effort that brings together media partners, galleries, institutions and museums in celebration of the photographic form. From outdoor building projections, artist talks and lectures, to exhibitions and screenings, MOPLA provides a platform for the enthusiast, the emerging photographers, the seasoned and master shooters. MOPLA's inaugural year launched in April of 2009. To learn more, please click here.
Pro'jekt LA presents curated, themed, outdoor photography projections all over the city. Pro'jekt LA occurs during Month of Photography Los Angeles and has a special Summer Series program from July through September.
The Lucie Foundation is a 501(c) 3 non-profit, charitable foundation whose mission is to honor master photographers, discover and cultivate emerging talent and promote the appreciation of photography worldwide.
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