APA/Lucie Foundation Scholarship Press release

10 Oct APA/Lucie Foundation Scholarship Press release


At Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York City

Los Angeles, CA (October 10, 2014)American Photographic Artists (APA) and the Lucie Foundation proudly announce the 2014 APA/Lucie Foundation Scholarship recipient: photographer Anna Tihanyi of Budapest, Hungary.  This coveted scholarship is awarded to a professional photographer who is beginning a new project idea, or continuing work in progress on a specific series.  Anna Tihanyi will receive the $5000 cash prize at the 12th Annual Lucie Awards on Sunday, November 2, 2014, at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York City.  Anna’s pieces address relevant and common feminine situations, by re-creating different characters. She considers her work a self-discovery as well, concerning intimate matters as much as questioning social, generational and existential problems.

Additionally, the following photographers have been shortlisted or noted as honorable mention:  Sutanta Aditya; 
Sam Contis;
Sebastian Collett; 
Nicola Dracoulis;
Caitlin Healy;
Christopher Gregory; 
Stefanie Klavens; 
Yijun Liao; 
Kai Löffelbein; 
Noritaka Minami; 
Allen Myers; 
César Rodríguez; 
Mariela Sancari; 
Anna Shimshak; 
Mateusz Sarello; 
Michelle Siu; 
Jiehao Su;
Quentin De Wispelaere; 
Xiaoxiao Xu; and 
Alena Zhandarova.

Juliette Wolf-Robin, National Executive Director, APA, stated, “The Lucie Foundation provided us with a rich cross section of talented and worthy applicants from which to choose. The work was truly global in spectrum with an impressive variety of interesting projects.  In a tight competition, it was Anna’s well-outlined proposal that tipped the scales in her favor for the scholarship.”

Director/Photographer and APA Executive Vice President, Michael Grecco added, “There was an outstanding selection of candidates this year making it difficult for the judges to all agree on candidate without debate. We are unanimous though in our selection and compliment everyone who entered.”

“Scholarships are such a critical component of our mission and to join forces with APA for the past three years has been an ideal partnership as we share a common mission of supporting photographers. We thank APA for this partnership and for their generous support ” added Cat Jimenez, Executive Director, Lucie Foundation.  
The Lucie Foundation is proud to support professionals and emerging talent who progress the art form of still photography through original subject matter, content, or processes. 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 innovative work and to aid photographers with financial support and exposure.

About the Lucie Foundation

The Lucie Foundation’s three-fold mission is to honor master photographers, discover and cultivate emerging talent and celebrate the appreciation of photography worldwide. Signature programs include the annual Lucie Awards recognizing and honoring the greatest achievements in photography, annually, and The Month of Photography Los Angeles. The Lucie Foundation (http://www.luciefoundation.org) is a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable foundation.

About American Photographic Artists (APA)

The American Photographic Artists (apanational.org) is a leading national organization run by and for professional photographers. With a culture that promotes a spirit of mutual cooperation, sharing and support, APA offers outstanding benefits, educational programs and essential business resources to help its members achieve their professional and artistic goals. Headquartered in Santa Fe, New Mexico with chapters in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Charlotte, the Northwest, Washington, DC, and APA Editorial Photographers, APA strives to improve the environment for photographic artists and clear the pathways to success in the industry. Recognized for its broad industry reach, APA continues to expand benefits for its members and works to champion the rights of photographers and image-makers worldwide.