16th Annual Lucie Awards Wrap up

29 Oct 16th Annual Lucie Awards Wrap up




Media Contact: Sherrie Berger

October 28, 2018, (New York, NY) – Earlier this evening, New York hosted the 16th Annual Lucie Awards in a gala
black-tie ceremony and awards program, at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall. The Lucies – the world’s most esteemed
photography awards ceremony, honoring the greatest achievements in the field – presented awards ranging from
Achievement in Fine Art and Documentary, to Achievements in industry support categories, including
Photojournalism and Advertising.

“I am so proud to be celebrating the 16th year of The Lucie Awards. Tonight we pay tribute to the achievements of the winners and honorees that bring so much joy and meaning to our community. We are pleased to be at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York once again for this occasion, and to see our friends and colleagues while we shine a spotlight on these achievements,” stated Hossein Farmani, The Lucie Awards founder.   
Lauren Wendle, President of Lucie Foundation, added, “Having attended so many Lucie Awards ceremonies to date, I am so pleased to now be directly involved with the entire process. The photographers in our industry are some of the most admirable and talented individuals in any field, and The Lucie Awards shines a spotlight on this talent.”
Shahidul Alam as the recipient of the Humanitarian Award presented accepted by professor and scholar, Gayatri Spivak, as Shahidul was again denied a bail hearing and remains in jail in Bangladesh
Jane Evelyn Atwood for Achievement in Documentary, presented by journalist Adrian LeBlanc
Gian Paolo Barbieri for Achievement in Fashion, presented by Goran Macura, V Magazine
Joyce Tenneson for Achievement in Portraiture, presented by photography writer, critic, historian Vicki Goldberg
Raghu Rai for Achievement in Photojournalism, presented by historian, author, film writer Geoffrey Ward
Lee Friedlander for Lifetime Achievement, presented by Jeffrey Hirsch of Foto Care
John Moore will receive the Inaugural Impact Award, presented by Mark Getty, co-founder, CEO, Getty Images
and the Camera Club of the Philippines will receive the Spotlight Award, presented by New York-based photographer, Carlos Esguerra.
INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR was announced by Susan Baraz of AtEdge and presented to Tawny Chatmon claiming the Award and cash prize from among finalists:
Sandro Miller – Advertising – United States
Stephan Zirwes – Architecture – Germany
Randal Ford – Book – United States
Rasmus Flindt Pedersen – Editorial – Denmark
Mia Collis – Event – Kenya
Rodd Owen – Fine Art – Australia
Melissa Cormican – Nature – United States
Tawny Chatmon – People – United States
James Rushforth – Special – United Kingdom
Divyakant Solanki – Sports – India
Emily Kassie – Moving Image – United States
Barry Salzman – Deeper Perspective – United States
IPA China: Shuangyin Dong
IPA Phillippines: Basilio Sepe
IPA Russia: Anton Unitsyn
IPA Spain: Aitor Garmendia
Susan Baraz from AtEdge presented the DISCOVERY OF THE YEAR to photographer Mohammad Rakibul Hasan, chosen from among the finalists:
Daz Wang – Advertising – Taiwan
Naoki Fujihara – Architecture – Japan
Hegen – Book – Germany
Urim Hong – Editorial – United States
F. Dilek Uyar – Event – Turkey
Klaus Lenzen – Fine Art – Germany
Magdalena Wasiczek – Nature – Poland
Natalia Evelyn Bencicova – People – Slovakia (Slovak Republic)
Kos Karathanasis – Special – Netherlands
Thomas Vuillaume – Sports – France
Remo Camerota – Moving Image – United States
Mohammad Rakibul Hasan – Deeper Perspective – Bangladesh
IPA China: Wei Zeng
IPA Philippines: Swan Gavileno
IPA Russia: Alexander Vinogradov
IPA Spain: Santiago Martinez de Septien
Tawny Chatmon and Mohammad Rakibul Hasan win $10,000 and $5,000 prizes, respectively.
The IPA has awarded over $250,000 in prize money over the last 16 years. Winning work was displayed in the coveted annual Best of Show exhibition at Splashlight, during Lucie Weekend.
Also conferred were awards in seven SUPPORT CATEGORIES:
Book Publisher of the Year – Traditional or Classic (awarded to
publisher): Aperture for Zanele Muholi: Somnyama Ngonyama, Hail the Dark Lioness, presented by collector, curator Bill Hunt
Book Publisher Of The Year – Limited or Special Edition (awarded to
publisher): Radius Books for Jungjin Lee: Desert, presented by collector, curator Bill Hunt
Curator/Exhibition Of The Year (awarded to curator): Lea Vene and Marina Paulenka for Engaged, Active, Aware — Women’s Perspectives Now at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, presented by Laura Roumanos and Sam Barzilay, United Photo Industries
Fashion Layout Of The Year (awarded to magazine publications): Harper’s Bazaar for Running with Wolves by Camilla Akrans, presented by Benoit Lagarde, co-founder, principal, Splashlight
Photography Magazine of the Year (awarded to
publisher): DEAR DAVE, USA, presented by Laura Roumanos and Sam Barzilay, United Photo Industries
Picture Editor of the Year (awarded to picture editor): Laurence Tan, Assignment Editor, Getty Images, for Rohingya Refugees Flee Into Bangladesh to Escape Ethnic Cleansing, presented by Monique Jaques, Istanbul based photojournalist
Print Advertising Campaign of the Year: (awarded to photographer) nominees: Pavel Hejny for Stay Informed. Agency: Y&R, Prague, Czech Republic. Client: Reporter Magazine, presented by Benoit Lagarde, co-founder, principal, Splashlight
Acclaimed Broadway actor, Alton Fitzgerald White hosted this year’s gala Lucie Awards presentation on Sunday, October 28, at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, in New York City. White is most widely known for his record-breaking 4,308 performances as King Mufasa in Disney’s The Lion King on Broadway. 
The Lucie Awards capped a week of celebration hosted by Lucie Foundation, the Lucie Awards’ governing body, and was kicked off on Thursday by the Lucie Technical Awards, followed by the Best of Show and Lucie Photo Book Prize exhibitions and party on Saturday evening. Respected educator and contemporary photography specialist, Catherine Edelman curated the IPA Best of Show Exhibition, which is sponsored by ChromaLuxe and Blazing Editions and hosted by Splashlight. The top 30 finalists of The Lucie Photo Book Prize, a juried competition, had their works displayed. Lucie Foundation bestowed cash prizes upon the two top book prize finalists for their outstanding work.  
The Lucie Awards official media partner is Photo District News. Additional support is provided by AtEdge, Splashlight, and Chromaluxe