Image caption: Louise Amelie & Aljaz Fuis, OFF WORLDS



The Lucie Foundation is offering a scholarship in support of Fine Art Photographers. This scholarship is open to both emerging and established artists.

New Prize + $150 B&H gift card




Louise Amelie, The Lost Children Of Kirgistan



Oskar Alvarado, Where Fireflies Unfold
Juan Brenner, GENESIS
Mohammad Rakibul Hasan, The Forbidden Love


Shawn Bush, Angle of Draw
Dmitry Ersler, Russia at Dusk
Joel Jimenez, Castle of Innocence
Emily Kinni, Bus Stop
Tatiana Lopez, ROOTED
Madeleine Morlet, Young Americans
Rana Young, Lie and Smile


Dhyandra Lawson

Curatorial Assistant, LACMA’s Wallis Annenberg Photography Department

Dhyandra Lawson is curatorial assistant in LACMA’s Wallis Annenberg Photography Department. Her interdisciplinary research considers contemporary photography and media and contemporary African Diasporic artistic production. She completed her Master of Arts in Art History through the LACMA-ASU Master’s Fellowship in Art History. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Art and Art History with honors from Occidental College. She builds upon LACMA’s collection of over 20,000 photographs. She is working on the forthcoming exhibition, The Past in Front of Us: Imagining Black Diasporas in the 21st Century, a global consideration of two decades of artistic innovation by Black artists from LACMA’s collection.

Christoph Wiesner

Director at Rencontres d’Arles

In 1997, Christoph Wiesner joined the Esther Schipper gallery in Berlin. In 2012 he returned to France to join the Yvon Lambert gallery in Paris as senior director. Since 2015, he has been artistic director of Paris Photo, where he canvasses new galleries and publishers and develops the opening up to emergence and film, which is framed each year by a renewed cultural program. Currently Christoph is Director at Rencontres d’Arles.


Photo by Jérémie Bouillon

Sergio Burgi

Head of the Photography Department
Instituto Moreira Salles

Sergio Burgi (1958) graduated in Social Sciences from the University of São Paulo in 1981, the same year that he joined the Master’s Course in Photographic Conservation/Museum Studies at the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences / Rochester Institute of Technology (USA), an advanced program established in collaboration with the George Eastman Museum and  the Visual Studies Workshop, where he obtained in 1984 the Master of Fine Arts in Photography and Associate in Photographic Science degrees from the Rochester Institute of Technology. He was coordinator of the Photographic Conservation and Preservation Center of the National Arts Foundation / FUNARTE between 1984 and 1991. Since 1999 he coordinates the photography department of Instituto Moreira Salles (IMS), the main institution dedicated to the storage and preservation of photographic collections in Brazil. As a curator, he organized several exhibitions on Brazilian photography from the 19th and 20th centuries, being the author of significant books and catalogs on photography in Brazil.



The Lucie Emerging Scholarships are open to emerging photographers 18 years and older, worldwide.  We define “emerging” as any photographer enrolled as a student, in the first five years of their photography career, or does not earn the majority of their income from photography.
The Lucie Foundation Fine Art Scholarship Scholarship is open to both emerging and established photographers.


Please read the following information carefully to make sure your application material is complete.
Incomplete applications will not be considered:

  • Project Proposal. This proposal should include the following:
    • Project Start and End Dates
    • 250 Word Description of your project
    • Your Plan for completing the project (i.e. how you intend to approach the project and how you intend to use the scholarship money)
    • Five Goals that you plan to accomplish while working on the project (e.g. producing 20 new images, making 5 prints, etc.)
  • A one-page biography and/or CV
  • Twenty digital images


The photographer must be the sole author and owner of the copyright of photos entered in to the competition. Copyright and all other rights remain that of the photographer. Any photograph used by Lucie Foundation shall carry the photographer’s credit line.