2022 Lucie Photo Book Prize

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 2020 – November 2022.

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.

 

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 2020-November 2022.

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: 10% discount until April 14, 2022 discount applied at checkout

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: September 30, 2022  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 2022 / January 2023

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

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT

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

Elizabeth Avedon

Independent Curator, Photography Book and Exhibition Designer

Tracey Woods

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

Emmeline Yong

Co-founder and Director of Objectifs

Paris Chong

Gallery Manager & Curator, Leica Gallery Los Angeles

Léonor Matet

Photo Editor, Polka Magazine

Jurors for Prototype and Proposal Categories:

Julien Frydman

Director of Delpire & Co at Libella Group

Carl Wooley & Nelson Chan

Founder’s of TIS books

2021 TRADITIONAL CATEGORY WINNER:

SINGLE ARTIST / SINGLE AUTHOR / SINGLE PUBLISHER

The Outlands / William Eggleston

Steidl

2021 Traditional Category Finalists

Exhibition Catalogue

Henri Cartier-Bresson: Paris Revisited

Thames & Hudson

Exhibition Catalogue

Art in the Age of Anxiety / Edited by Omar Kholeif

MOREL / Sharjah Art Foundation

First

ZAIDO / Yukari Chikura

Steidl

First

The Poverty Line / Stefen Chow and Huiyi Lin

Lars Müller Publishers/Actes Sud

First

Tomas Van Houtryve: Lines And Lineage / Tomas van Houtryve

Radius Books

First

Rabbit / Hare / David Billet and Ian Kline

Deadbeat Club Press

First

Vanishing Points / Michael Sherwin

Kehrer Verlag

First

Room 125 / Anja Engelke

Kerber

Intersectional

Francis Bacon / Antoine d’Agata / Antoine d’Agata

The Eyes Publishing

Intersectional

Debi Cornwall: Necessary Fictions / Debi Cornwall

Radius Books

Limited Edition

I don’t recognize me in The Shadows / Thana Faroq

Lecturis

Limited Edition

The Big Picture / Thomas Kellner

Seltmann Publishers

Reissue

Views from the Reservation: A New Edition / John Willis

George F. Thompson Publishing

Single Artist / Single Author / Single Publisher

The Outlands / William Eggleston

Steidl

Single Artist / Single Author / Single Publisher

Photographs 1980s – now / Jo Ractliffe

The Walther Collection and Steidl Verlag

Single Artist / Single Author / Single Publisher

Flood Zone / Anastasia Samoylova

Steidl

Single Artist / Single Author / Single Publisher

American Geography: A Reckoning with a Dream / Matt Black

Thames & Hudson

Single Artist / Single Author / Single Publisher

Abandoned Moments: A Love Letter To Photography / Ed Kashi

Kehrer Verlag

Single Artist / Single Author / Single Publisher

Mona Kuhn: Works / Mona Kuhn

Thames & Hudson

Single Artist / Single Author / Single Publisher

Rebecca Norris Webb: Night Calls / Rebecca Norris Webb

Radius Books

2021 INDEPENDENT CATEGORY WINNER:

SINGLE ARTIST / SINGLE AUTHOR / SINGLE PUBLISHER

Holy / Donna Ferrato

powerHouse Books

2021 Independent Category Finalists

First

“Becoming Sisters; Women Photography Collectives & Organizations” / This collective manifesto features 40 international women and non-binary collectives and 98 women-identified and non-binary photographers.

Women Photographers International Archive (WOPHA)

First

You can call me Nana / Will Harris

Overlapse

First

Devil’s Promenade / Antone Dolezal & Lara Shipley

Overlapse

First

VERDE / Federico Rios Escobar

Raya Editorial

First

The Yoshida Dormitory Students’ History / Kanta Nomura

REMINDERS PHOTOGRAPHY STRONGHOLD

First

Morning Song / Sarah Pabst

Raya Editorial

Intersectional

Binidittu / Nicola Lo Calzo

L’Artiere

Intersectional

The Banda Journal / Muhammad Fadli

Jordan, jordan Édition

Intersectional

The Earth Will Come to Laugh and Feast / Roger Ballen

powerHouse Books

Multi Artist / Multi Author / Multi Publisher

Primal Sight / Edited by Efrem Zelony-Mindell. This collection includes the work of 146 different artists.

Gnomic Book

Other

Horse / Heleen Peeters

The Eriskay Connection

Proposal / Prototype

Paralytic States / Kelsey Sucena

Self-Published

Self-Published / Handmade

Two Thousand Words / Anonymous, Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in August 1968 during the Prague Spring

Roberto Aguirrezabala (Self-Published)

Self-Published / Handmade

The Fish That Never Swam / Kirsty Mackay

Self-Published

Self-Published / Handmade

Where the Birds never sing / Soumya Sankar Bose

Red Turtle Photobook / Self-Published

Self-Published / Handmade

YOU AND ME everyday everywhere everytime / Miki Hasegawa

Self-Published

Self-Published / Handmade

Cafuné / Rafael Fabres

Self-Published

Single Artist / Single Author / Single Publisher

Red / January 2021 / Theo Elias

Self-Published

Single Artist / Single Author / Single Publisher

Holy / Donna Ferrato

powerHouse Books

Zine

REVERS éditions zines / Gil Rigoulet, Jean-Marc Armani, Laurence Kourcia, Wilfrid Esteve, Carole Bellaiche, Marvin Bonheur, Gilles Larvor, Pablo Baquedano, and Alexa Brunet

REVERS éditions

PAST WINNERS

2020 Winner and Finalists / Traditional Category

Winner:

Intersectional
Antwaun Sargent: The New Black Vanguard: Photography Between Art And Fashion
Aperture

 

Finalists:

Exhibition Catalogue
Imagining Everyday Life: Engagements with Vernacular Photography
The Walther Collection and Steidl

Exhibition Catalogue
Aenne Biermann. Photographer
Verlag Scheidegger & Spiess AG, Zürich, Schweiz

Exhibition Catalogue
Henri Cartier-Bresson: China 1948-1949, 1958
Thames & Hudson

Exhibition Catalogue
Viewpoints: Photographs from the Howard Greenberg Collection
MFA Publications

First
East of Nowhere
Thames & Hudson

First
Ming Smith: An Aperture Monograph
Aperture and Documentary Arts

First
Sleep Creek
Void Photo

Intersectional
The New Black Vanguard: Photography between Art and Fashion
Aperture

Intersectional
Aya
Editorial RM

Limited Edition
Before . Easter . After
Taschen

Multi Artist
Africa State of Mind: Contemporary Photography Reimagines a Continent
Thames & Hudson

Multi Artist
Imagine: Reflections on Peace
Spark/Hemeria

Multi Author
To Make Their Own Way in the World: The Enduring Legacy of the Zealy Daguerreotypes
Aperture and Peabody Museum Press

Other
AUTOPORTRAIT
The Walther Collection and Steidl

Single Author
Girl Pictures
Aperture

Single Author
Ilmatar
MANDARKE

Single Author
Woman Go No’Gree
RM / Images Vevey

Single Author
The Tourist
André Frère Éditions

Single Author
The Trap
Hatje Cantz

Single Author
Side Walk
Hatje Cantz Verlag

2020 Winner and Finalists / Independent Category

Winner:

Exhibition Catalogue
Michael Jang, Sandra Phillips, Erik Kessels, Kingston Trinder: Who Is Michael Jang?
Atelier Éditions

 

Finalists:

Exhibition Catalogue
Who Is Michael Jang?
Atelier Éditions

Exhibition Catalogue
Trine Søndergaard: 203 Works
The Gothenburg Museum of Art & Fabrikbooks

Exhibition Catalogue
Chechnya. War. Daily life.
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
TBW Books

First
Performance Review
Minor Matters

First
Attention Servicemember
Red Hook Editions

First
Some Kind Of Heavenly Fire
Setanta Books

First
He Threw the Last Punch Too Hard
FotoEvidence Press

Handmade
Este Lado / This Side
Self-Published

Intersectional
LIKE
Gnomic Book

Intersectional
John Cage: A Mycological Foray
Atelier Éditions

Limited Edition
Rave
Skylark Editions

Other
Omen. Phantasmagoria at the Farm Security Administration Archive. 1935-1944
Gato Negro Ediciones

Other
Watering my horse by a spring at the foot of the Long Wall
The Eriskay Connection

Prototype
The Quickening
Self-Published

Self Published
Lost Summer
Self-Published

Self Published
Midnight at the Crossroads
This Book Is True

Self Published
The Black Yearbook
Self-Published

Self Published
DOUBLEPAGES_1 and 2, 2019 Two issues in a grey cardboard box
UND EINS

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.