2021 Lucie Photo Book Prize, Extended Last Change Deadline!

The Lucie Foundation is dedicated to celebrating all forms of photography, in print and online and is pleased to introduce the Lucie Photo Book Prize. This program is a juried competition open to a diversity of book submissions- from traditionally published to prototypes, hand-made books to zines.  The awards are presented to photographers, editors, curators or publishers.

 

The Lucie Foundation is proud to offer two cash prizes to the top two finalists for their outstanding work.

 

Traditional $3,000 Cash Prize
Independent $2,000 Cash Prize

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ABOUT THE 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 will be presented to photographers, editors, curators or publishers who have created such projects anywhere in the world within July 2019 – November 2021.

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 Traditional Prize will be awarded to a photographer, editor, curator or publisher whose book is commercially produced and distributed. The Independent Prize will be awarded to a photographer, editor, curator or publisher whose book is published and distributed independently.

In light of the current situation with Covid-19 (Coronavirus), and the need for all of us to assist in minimizing the spread of the disease in our communities, we will continue to follow all of the guidelines of the CDC and New York City and have to postpone our Book Prize exhibition in October. We will find a time in 2022 to display the finalists and winners of the LPBP and showcase the spectacular books along with the winners and finalists of 2021’s Lucie Photo Book Prize.

 

ABOUT LUCIE FOUNDATION
Lucie Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit charitable organization whose three-tiered mission is to honor master photographers, discover and cultivate emerging talent, and promote the appreciation of photography, worldwide. Lucie Foundation presents a variety of programs throughout the year, including its signature program, The Lucie Awards.

 

SUBMISSION  PROCESS
Photographers, editors, and curators are all welcome to submit their books. Eligible books include exhibition catalogues, proposals, self-published, limited edition, multi-artist, single-author, intersectional, zine, reissue, and more!

 

JURY
The Lucie Photo Book Jury – consisting of visual directors, curators, creative directors, editors, publishers and photography critics – will take part in recognizing and rewarding deserving photographers, editors, curators, and publishers who share the passion of making incredible imagery through the photo book medium. The Jury is responsible for choosing the top finalists, as well as the top two cash prize winners. Finalists will be chosen from a mix of the categories, all categories might not be represented.

SUBMIT

ELIGIBILITY: The awards will be presented to photographers, editors, curators, or publishers who have created such projects anywhere in the world within July 2019-November 2021.

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: 10% discount until April 30, 2021 discount applied at checkout

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT EXTENDED: October 15, 2021  Cut off time – 12midnight ET (USA)

APPLICATION PROCESS: Complete Submission Form and upload PDF File of Book. Click the button below.

Winners will be announced: December 2021 / January 2022

* Due to the volume of submissions, the Lucie Foundation accepts online submissions only. Please do not ship books to the foundation. Thank you.

FAQ

IS THERE A LIMIT TO THE NUMBER OF SUBMISSIONS?

No, you may submit as many applications as you would like.

HOW SHOULD I PREPARE MY FILES?

Please prepare your files according to the specifications below.
• JPG only. (NO TIF, GIF, PNG, PDF files will be accepted.)
• 72 DPI
• No file should exceed 4mb
• PDF of complete book (cover to cover) Max 60mb

HOW WILL I KNOW IF I WAS SELECTED?

If you were selected for the shortlist or as a recipient, you will be contacted directly through the email which you provided in the submission form. The shortlist and recipients will also be announced via the Lucie Foundation newsletter, website, and social media. Due to the volume of submissions, we are not able to notify if you were not selected.

SUBMISSION FEES:

Traditional – $55 for first submission, 20% discount for each additional category of the same book submission.
The Traditional Prize will be awarded to a photographer, editor, curator or publisher whose book is commercially produced and distributed.
Independent – $35 for first submission, 20% discount for each additional category of the same book submission.
The Independent Prize will be awarded to a photographer, editor, curator or publisher whose book is published and distributed independently.

 

CATEGORIES:

1. Exhibition Catalogue: Printed publication made to accompany a temporary exhibition or installation at a gallery or alternative space.

2. First: Open to photographers, authors, and publishers who have not previously had a book published by a third party publishing house.

3. Intersectional: Publication that mixes photography with another medium. This can include text, music, painting, graphic design, poetry, and more.

4. Limited Edition: A book that is released in a limited quantity print run.

5. Multi Artist / Multi Author / Multi Publisher: More than one artist, author, and/or publisher is featured in the publication.

6. Other: Publication that does not fit within in any of the other ten categories.

7. Proposal: Plan or scheme of a publication, including visual and text which outlines book idea. / Prototype: Mock-up of a proposed publication.

8. Reissue: A book that has not been available for a period of time, but is now being published or produced again.

9. Self- Published: Publication of any book or other media by its author without the involvement of an established publisher. / Handmade: Self-published book made by hand.

10. Single Artist / Single Author / Single Publisher: Publication composed by one artist, author, and/or publisher.

11.  Zine: A small-circulation, self-published work.

SUBCATEGORIES: 
Culture / Nature / Landscape, Fashion / Portrait, Documentary / Photojournalism, Fine Art / Contemporary, Single Subject, and Other.

JURY

The Lucie Photo Book Jury – consisting of visual directors, curators, creative directors, editors, publishers and photography critics – will take part in recognizing and rewarding deserving photographers, editors, curators, and publishers who share the passion of making incredible imagery through the photo book medium.

We are pleased to announce this years esteemed jury for the Lucie Photo Book Prize. The Jury is responsible for choosing the finalists, as well as the top two cash prize winners.

Bekie Ntini

Interim Head: Market Photo Workshop

Raina Lampkins-Fielder

Curator at Souls Grown Deep Foundation

Giuseppe Oliverio

PHmuseum Founder & Director

Sarah Allen

Curator, Tate Modern

Elizabeth Avedon

Independent Curator, Photography Book and Exhibition Designer

Tracey Woods

Director of Photography, The Luupe / Freelance Creative Consultant and Producer

Mariama Attah

Curator, Open Eye Gallery

Emmeline Yong

Co-founder and Director of Objectifs

Chantal Pontbriand

Contemporary art curator, critic, and art consultant / Founder PONTBRIAND W.O.R.K.S.

Edie Peters

Photo Book Expert and Consultant

Jurors for Prototype and Proposal Categories:

Juien Frydman

Director of Delpire & Co at Libella Group

Nelson Chan

Co-founder of TIS books / Assistant Professor of Photography, California College of the Arts

AWARDS

2020 TRADITIONAL CATEGORY

WINNER:

The New Black Vanguard: Photography between Art and Fashion

Antwaun Sargent, Aperture

2020 Traditional Category Finalists

Exhibition Catalogue

Imagining Everyday Life: Engagements with Vernacular Photography / Ariella Azoulay, Geoffrey Batchen, Elspeth H. Brown, Tina M. Campt, et al.

The Walther Collection and Steidl

Exhibition Catalogue

Aenne Biermann. Photographer / S. Förster, O. Lugon, S. Odenthal, R. Stamm, K. Täschner, A. Volz

Verlag Scheidegger & Spiess AG, Zürich, Schweiz

Exhibition Catalogue

Henri Cartier-Bresson: China 1948-1949, 1958 / Michel Frizot and Ying-lung Su

Thames & Hudson

Exhibition Catalogue

Viewpoints: Photographs from the Howard Greenberg Collection / Kristen Gresh & Anne E. Havinga

MFA Publications

First

East of Nowhere / Fabio Ponzio

Thames & Hudson

First

Ming Smith: An Aperture Monograph / Ming Smith

Aperture and Documentary Arts

First

Sleep Creek / Dylan Hausthor and Paul Guilmoth

Void Photo

Intersectional

The New Black Vanguard: Photography between Art and Fashion / Antwaun Sargent

Aperture

Intersectional

Aya / Yann Gross and Arguiñe Escandón

Editorial RM

Limited Edition

Before . Easter . After / Lynn Goldsmith

Taschen

Multi Artist

Africa State of Mind: Contemporary Photography Reimagines a Continent / Ekow Eshun

Thames & Hudson

Multi Artist

Imagine: Reflections on Peace / VII Foundation, Jon Lee Anderson, Anthony Loyd, Robin Wright, Jon Swain etc

Spark/Hemeria

Multi Author

To Make Their Own Way in the World: The Enduring Legacy of the Zealy Daguerreotypes / Ilisa Barbash, Molly Rogers, and Deborah Willis. Foreword by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.. Contributions by Carrie Mae Weems

Aperture and Peabody Museum Press

Other

AUTOPORTRAIT / Samuel Fosso

The Walther Collection and Steidl

Single Author

Girl Pictures / Justine Kurland

Aperture

Single Author

Ilmatar / Momo Okabe

MANDARKE

Single Author

Woman Go No’Gree / Gloria Oyarzabal

RM / Images Vevey

Single Author

The Tourist / Kourtney Roy

André Frère Éditions

Single Author

The Trap / Vincent Desailly

Hatje Cantz

Single Author

Side Walk / Frank Horvat

Hatje Cantz Verlag

2020 INDEPENDENT CATEGORY

WINNER:

Who Is Michael Jang? 

Michael Jang, Sandra Phillips, Erik Kessels, Kingston Trinder,

Atelier Éditions

2020 Independent Category Finalists

Exhibition Catalogue

Who Is Michael Jang? / Michael Jang, Sandra Phillips, Erik Kessels, Kingston Trinder

Atelier Éditions

Exhibition Catalogue

Trine Søndergaard: 203 Works / Kristine Kern, Merete Pryds Helle, Johan Sjöström

The Gothenburg Museum of Art & Fabrikbooks

Exhibition Catalogue

Chechnya. War. Daily life. / Maxim Marmur

Krista Photogallery, The Lumiere brothers Center for Photography, Maxim Marmur

Exhibition Catalogue

African Cosmologies: Photography, Time, and the Other

Schilt Publishing and FotoFest Inc.

First

Knit Club / Carolyn Drake

TBW Books

First

Performance Review / Endia Beal

Minor Matters

First

Attention Servicemember / Ben Brody

Red Hook Editions

First

Some Kind Of Heavenly Fire / Maria Lax

Setanta Books

First

He Threw the Last Punch Too Hard / Hannah Kozak

FotoEvidence Press

Handmade

Este Lado / This Side / Erin Lee

Self-Published

Intersectional

LIKE / Ryan Debolski and Jason Koxvold

Gnomic Book

Intersectional

John Cage: A Mycological Foray / John Cage, Kingston Trinder, Isabelle Bucklow

Atelier Éditions

Limited Edition

Rave / Paul D’Amato

Skylark Editions

Other

Omen. Phantasmagoria at the Farm Security Administration Archive. 1935-1944 / León Muñoz Santini and Jorge Panchoaga

Gato Negro Ediciones

Other

Watering my horse by a spring at the foot of the Long Wall / Xiaoxiao Xu

The Eriskay Connection

Prototype

The Quickening / Ying Ang

Self-Published

Self Published

Lost Summer / Alys Tomlinson

Self-Published

Self Published

Midnight at the Crossroads / Cristina De Middel and Bruno Morais

This Book Is True

Self Published

The Black Yearbook

Self-Published

Single Author

DOUBLEPAGES_1 and 2, 2019 Two issues in a grey cardboard box / Heidemarie von Wedel

UND EINS

PAST WINNERS

2019 Winner and Finalists / Traditional Category

Winner:

Single Author
Dawoud Bey: Seeing Deeply
University of Texas Press

 

Finalists:

Exhibition Catalogue
Diane Arbus A Box of Ten Photographs
Smithsonian American Art Museum and Aperture

First
CAESURA the duration of a sigh
KEHRER Verlag

Intersectional
Be Hers Be Mine
Kehrer Publishing Heidelberg

Limited Edition
67/11
EWS Press

Multi-Author
MAGNUM CHINA
Thames & Hudson

Other
Lifestyle
Hatje Cantz Verlag GmbH

Other
Robert F. Kennedy Funeral Train – The People’s View
Fw-Books

Other
RongRong’s Diary – Beijing East Village
The Walther Collection and Steidl

Reissue
Kohei Yoshiyuki: The Park
Radius Books and Yossi Milo

Single Author
Cimarron: Freedom and Masquerade
Thames & Hudson

Single Author
Christopher Street 1976
STANLEY/BARKER

Single Author
The Heights
Aperture

Single Author
Dawoud Bey: Seeing Deeply
University of Texas Press

Single Author
Arnold Newman: One Hundred
Radius Books and Howard Greenberg Gallery

2019 Winner and Finalists / Independent Category

Winner:

Limited Edition
Zora J Murff: At No Point In Between
Dais Books

 

Finalists:

Exhibition Catalogue
Go Down Moses
Candor Arts / Museum of Contemporary Photography

First
El Libro Supremo de la Suerte (The Supremo Book of Luck)
TIS Books and Light Work

Handmade
what Shod I Be?!!!!
Self-Published

Intersectional
Sealegs
Joshua Tarplin and GHP

Limited Edition
Zora J Murff: At No Point In Between
Dais Books

Multi-Artist
Women of Kuwait
DayLight Book

Multi-Artist
Tamar, Where Are You?
bt:st verlag, Andreas Oetker-Kast

Multi-Author
Unique: Making Photographs in the Age of Ubiquity
House of Oktober

Other
East Harlem: The Postwar Years
powerHouse Books

Proposal
Oil & Moss
igortereshkov

Prototype
3804 Days
Patrick Junker

Self-Published
M.O.O.N Mysterious Orbital Object Non-identified
Self-Published

Self-Published
Cicatriz Blanca
Guilherme Pucci

Single Author
Landfall
TBW Books

Zine
Charlotte by Sunny
Self-Published

Zine
Seasonal Blues, V1
Little Oak Press

Zine
Beyond the Darkness
Ion Printing

2018 Winner and Finalists / Traditional Category

Winner:

Paul D’Amato 
Here/Still/Now, Kehrer Verlag

Finalists:

Diane Arbus: A box of ten photographs 
Aperture and the Smithsonian American Art Museum

66 photographers 
Iran, année 38, Textuel, Arte Editions

Debi Cornwall 
Welcome to Camp America, Radius Books

Victoria Will 
Borne Back, Peanut Press

João Pina 
46750, FotoEvidence (For the english edition)

JH Engström 
Revoir, Akio Nagasawa Publishing

Juergen Teller, Ute und Werner Mahler, Pari Dukovic, Brigitte Lacombe, and Paolo Pellegrin 
Juergen Teller, Ute und Werner Mahler, Pari Dukovic, Brigitte Lacombe, Paolo Pellegrin, Kerber

Mark Klett and Byron Wolfe 
Drowned River: The Death and Rebirth of Glen Canyon on the Colorado, Radius Books

Paul Child 
France is a Feast: The Photographic Journey of Paul and Julia Child, Thames & Hudson

David Granick 
The East End in Colour 1960-1980, Hoxton Mini Press

Jérôme Brunet
Into The Light: The Music Photography of Jérôme Brunet, Insight Editions

Harry Benson 
RFK: A PhotographersJournal,  powerHouse

Paul D’Amato 
Here/Still/Now, Kehrer Verlag

2018 Winner and Finalists / Independent Category

Winner:

Adriana Monsalve and Arlene Mejorado 
Femme Frontera, Homie House Press

Finalists:

Ali Arkady, Aram Karim, Bnar Sardar, SeivanM. Salim, Rawsht Twana, Hawre Khalid, Twana Abdullah, Dario Bosio, and Sebastian Meyer 
Over My Eyes, DARST PROJECTS

Daniel Castro Garcia 
FOREIGNER: Collected Writings 2017, John Radcliffe Studio

Mariah Karson
AMERICAN LEGION, Self-Published

Shawn Bush 
Between Gods and Animals, Self-Published

Pascale Georgiev 
An Atlas of Rare & Familiar Colour, Atelier Éditions

Emi Anrakuji 
MISHO, SHINTO

Guido Guidi, Jason Fulford, Gregory Halpern, and Viviane Sassen 
TBW Books Annual Series No. 6, TBW Books

Adriana Monsalve and Arlene Mejorado 
Femme Frontera, Homie House Press

Ingo Rasp
Alpine Strukturen – Edition Two, Self-Published

Larry Fink 
The Polarities, L’Artiere

Mike Osborne 
Federal Triangle

James Rodriguez 
Land of Trees

Mike Osborne 
Monopoly

Eduard J. Steichen, Alfred Stieglitz, Gertrude Käsebier, James Craig Annan,and etc.  
Camera Work Numbers 1 to 50, Pierre Vreyen

Ksenia Sidorova 
Simplex, Self-Published

David Magee 
Outside, Concentric Editions

Res 
Towers of Thanks, Loose Joints

Joachim Hildebrand 
Wild West, KEHRER Verlag

2017 Winner and Finalists / Traditional Category

 

Winner:

Single Author
Mark Peterson
Political Theatre, Steidl

 

 

Finalists: 

Exhibition Catalogue
Magnum Manifesto

Thames & Hudson

Exhibition Catalogue

Slides. The History of Projected Photography

Musée de l’Elysée & Editions Noir sur Blanc, Lausanne

First

Zackary Canepari 
REX, Contrasto
First
Paula Bronstein
Afghanistan: Between Hope and Fear

University of Texas Press

Intersectional

Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb

Slant Rhymes, La Fabrica

Limited Edition

KINO Seido
Touch the forest, touched by the forest.

Akaaka Art Publishing Inc.

Multi-Artist

Photographers of Dronestagram

Dronescapes, Thames & Hudson

Multi-Author

Power to the People: The World of the Black Panthers

Abrams Books

Other

Tom Atwood, Kings & Queens in Their Castles

Damiani

Proposal

Chi-Kwon Choi, The Truth
Prototype
Peter Steinhauer, Cocoons

Powerhouse Books

Self-Published

Ellen Korth, Charkow

Single Author

Peter Bauza, Copacabana Palace 
Edition Lammerhuber
Single Author
Mark Peterson
Political Theatre, Steidl

2017 Winners and Finalists / Independent Category

 

Winners:

Self-Published
Tianqiutao Chen
The Last Post  (tied) Self-Published
Amy Elkins
Black is the Day, Black is the Night (tied)
Finalists:
Exhibition Catalogue
Jo Ann Chaus, Sweetie & Hansom

Self-Published

First

Zora Murff, Corrections

Aint-Bad Editions

Handmade

Shawn Bush, A Golden State

Self-Published

Intersectional

Barry Stone, Daily, In A Nimble Sea

Silas Finch

Limited Edition

Matt Eich, I Love You, I’m Leaving

ceiba editions

Multi-Artist

TBW Books Series No. 5

TBW Books

Multi-Author

Frank Cancian, Lacedonia: An Italian Town, 1957

Self-Published

Proposal

Alex Oliver, WILDE DOGS – The rules of life according to Oscar Wilde

Prototype

Kris Vervaeke, House Full of Gold

Reissue

Nicolo´ Degiorgis, PEAK

Rorhof

Self-Published
Amy Elkins
Black is the Day, Black is the Night

Self-Published

Kyrre Lien, The Internet Warriors

Self-Published

Tianqiutao Chen
The Last Post

Single Author

Sascha Kraus, Forthright – Stronger than a weapon

Forthright Publishing

Single Author

Fran Antmann, Maya Healers: A Thousand Dreams

Nirala Publications

Zine

Zackary Canepari, When I step in the light, I shine.