Our Mission


The Lucie Foundation’s mission is three-tiered

  • Honor Master Photographers
  • Discover and Cultivate Emerging Talent
  • Promote the Appreciation of Photography Worldwide


Honor Master Photographers


The Lucie Awards

The Lucie Awards is the annual gala ceremony that celebrates master photographers and their contributions to the field of photography. Honorees are determined each year by the Lucie Awards Advisory Board, and pre-announced, in the following areas:

  • Lifetime Achievement
  • Achievement in Advertising
  • Achievement in Fine Art
  • Achievement in Documentary
  • Achievement in Fashion
  • Achievement in Photojournalism
  • Achievement in Sports
  • Achievement in Portraiture
  • Humanitarian Award & Visionary Award (these awards rotate each year)
  • Spotlight Award
  • Double Exposure Award presented to an artist/photographer who has mastered multiple disciplines of creative expression.

For more information, please visit www.lucies.org


Discover and Cultivate Emerging Talent


Discovery of the Year Award

The International Photography Awards is an annual, juried competition that is open to all photographers, both professional and non-professional, worldwide. Through the competition, three top honors are provided, one of which is The Discovery of the Year. This non-professional, emerging talent, stands out as tomorrow’s bright star of the photography. This individual is given the title of Discovery of the Year, a $5,000 cash prize and the Lucie statue.

For more information about the IPA, please visit www.photoawards.com


The Lucie Scholarship Program

Photographers make images. Visionaries teach you how to see. The Lucie Foundation is proud to support emerging talent with vision and dynamic ideas that challenge and progress the art form of still photography into work that compels. Our support of photography is broad, from Fine Art to Documentary and Photojournalism, to digital and film-based works. Our concern is to support emerging photographers producing work that is at once gripping, and original.

The Lucie Foundation is proud to offer three cash grants to support the work of emerging photographers – one $2,500 scholarship with an open theme and two $1000 scholarships for photographers working in the fields of Fine Art or Documentary/Photojournalism.

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Promote the Appreciation of Photography Worldwide


The Lucie Lecture Series

The Story Behind the Image, 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 East Coast Lecture Series takes place in the days leading up to the Annual Lucie Awards Ceremony in October, and the West Coast Lucie Lecture Series will take place in December at the House of Lucie in LA. Please click here for more information.


Month of Photography Los Angeles

The Month of Photography Los Angeles (MOPLA) was established and exists to advance the celebration of Photography, through a variety of events and programs designed to inspire and invigorate the photography professional, enthusiast, emerging professional and collector.

In April 2009, the inaugural Month of Photography Los Angeles (MOPLA) was introduced to showcase the enormous photography community, inclusive of commercial, fine art and photojournalism. As the second largest photography community in the United States, Los Angeles will provide a distinctive backdrop to the celebration of the photographic image. The Month of Photography Los Angeles presents a comprehensive program of photography exhibitions, discussions and projections.

For more information, please visit www.monthofphotography.com