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“The New Black Vanguard: Photography between Art and Fashion presents fifteen artists, whose vibrant portraits and conceptual images fuse the genres of art and fashion photography in ways that break down long-established boundaries. Their work has been widely consumed in traditional lifestyle magazines, ad campaigns, and museums, as well as on their individual social-media channels, reinfusing the contemporary visual vocabulary around beauty and the body with new vitality and substance. The images open up conversations around the roles of the black body and black lives as subject matter; collectively, they celebrate black creativity and the cross-pollination between art, fashion, and culture in constructing an image. Seeking to challenge the idea that blackness is homogenous, the works serve as a form of visual activism. It’s a perspective often seen from this loose movement of emerging talents, who are creating photography in vastly different contexts—New York and Johannesburg, Lagos and London. The results—often made in collaboration with black stylists and fashion designers—present new perspectives on the medium of photography and the notions of race and beauty, gender and power.” – text from Aperture.org
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The Lucie Foundation and its Board of Advisors are proud to announce the Lucie Impact Award Winners 2020
Images today matter. Photography, with its power to
inform and to bring intellectual and emotional
understanding to complex issues, plays a pivotal role as
a contemporary social witness.
In 2018 the Lucie Impact Award honored John Moore for his work on immigration. His powerful image on the cover of Time Magazine, of a Honduran child clinging to her mother’s legs, humanized the plight of separated families seeking asylum at our borders. Although family separation had been going on for some time, this seminal image mobilized the nation. In 2019 Tyler Hicks received the Lucie Impact award for the Image of Amal Hussain, a young Yemeni girl who died at the age of 7. Hicks, while working for the NY Times on a story of the Tragedy of Saudi Arabia’s War, took that image, which drew international attention to the country’s plight. These images make a difference as they bring awareness to issues and influence policies.
On January 28th at 5PM EST there will be a live Zoom Presentation featuring
The Lucie Impact Award Honorees Fabio Bucciarelli and Malike Sidibe in conversation.
This conversation will be moderated by, Andrew Katz, Deputy Director of Photography, TIME
Please click below to watch Stephanie Sinclair, John Moore, and Natalie Keyssar speak about their Story Behind the Image.