Lucie Foundation Programs

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.


Lucie Photo Book Prize

The Lucie Photo Book Prize is a juried competition open to a diversity of submissions – from published to prototype to hand-made books.  The awards are presented to photographers, editors, curators or publishers  who have created such projects anywhere in the world within the last 24 months of our public call. The Lucie Foundation is proud to offer two cash prizes to the top two finalists for their outstanding work – one Traditional $3,000 cash prize and one Independent $2,000 cash prize. The Lucie Photo Book Prize coincides with the Lucie Foundation’s programming in New York City in the fall, which includes the prestigious Lucie Awards, Lucie Technical Awards and our sister-effort, the International Photography Awards Best of Show.  


The Lucie Technical Awards

The Lucie Technical Awards aim to honor the large and small companies, as well as the individuals who have advanced the photographic industry in a given year. All-inclusive, these awards intend to encompass such things as cameras, lenses, lighting, and accessories, to papers, printers, inks, and software and more. The Lucie Technical Awards is the newest initiative of the prestigious Lucie Awards.



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. 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.


The Story Behind the Image

The Lucie Foundation’s mission is to promote the appreciation and understanding of photography.  In that vein, we are proud to share the courageous stories behind the thought-provoking images in our world.  We will be hosting a series of intimate evenings called “The Story Behind the Image”.


Open Call

The Lucie Foundation’s Open Call is an ongoing program support emerging and established photographers. Anyone can apply worldwide and all mediums of photography are acceptable. Each Open Call is themed differently and offers different opportunities.

Open Call’s

Lucie Limited Editions

The Lucie Limited Editions are limited edition posters made by master photographers recognized at The Lucie Awards. These Lucie Honorees represent some of the most important photographers of the 21st century.