Lucie Scholarship Program

Image above from the “Drowned History” series by Mustafa Bilge Satkin – Winner for Photo Taken 2020

2021 Lucie Scholarship Program


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 four cash grants to support the work of emerging and established photographers.



The Lucie Foundation is offering a scholarship in support of Fine Art Photographers. This scholarship is open to both emerging and established artists.

New Prize + $150 B&H gift card

Louise Amelie & Aljaž Fuis, The Lost Children Of Kirgistan

Oskar Alvarado, Where Fireflies Unfold
Juan Brenner, GENESIS
Mohammad Rakibul Hasan, The Forbidden Love

Shawn Bush, Angle of Draw
Dmitry Ersler, Russia at Dusk
Joel Jimenez, Castle of Innocence
Emily Kinni, Bus Stop
Tatiana Lopez, ROOTED
Madeleine Morlet, Young Americans
Rana Young, Lie and Smile

$1500 SCHOLARSHIP + Sony Alpha 7C with 28-60mm lens

This scholarship is open to all genres of photographic work and will be given to an individual to create or continue work on a specific dynamic project.

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New Prize + $150 B&H gift card

Tyler DeHaarte, The Unspectacular Negro: Searching for The Oasis Promised

Takako Kido, Skinship
Shubhadeep Mukherjee, Smells Like Home
Katarzyna Piechowicz, Romni

Fabiola Cedillo, Human / The manufacture of children through technology
Alegria Diaz, Looking for what lies beyond the frontier of the skin
Lina Geoushy, Shame Less
Tajette O’Halloran, In Australia
Scott Rossi, Common Place
Allan Salas M, The Rooted Heart Began to Change
Chung-Wai Wong, So Long Hong Kong, So Long


This scholarship will be given to an individual to create or continue a project focused on creating a story through a conceptual Fine Art approach.

New Prize + $150 B&H gift card

Daniela Rivera Antara, Silence of Dawn

Lilia Luganskaia, Cosmodrome
Marisol Mendez, MADRE
Izabella Provan, Bending Galaxies Back

Kat Bawden, Perceptual Isolation
Anastasia Dumitrescu, Dwelled- A geography of nowhere
Thomas Gauthier, Journée Ordinaire
Karla Guerrero, Las flores mueren (The flowers die)
Miraj Patel, Home
Rachelle Steele, Framed in California
André Ramos-Woodard, a mediocre-ass nigga


This scholarship will be given to an individual to create or continue a project focused on telling an existing story through a documentary or photojournalism approach.

New Prize + $150 B&H gift card

Pang Hai, The Garden’s crossroads

Dan Agostini, Palomas
Laila Stevens, A House is Not A Home
Doro Zinn, Future Kids

Jamil G Baldwin, Fieldnotes on How Roots Flourish Without Soil
Joel Guzmán, País adentro
Vijay S. Jodha, The First Witnesses
Emil Lombardo, The spectrum of love
Javier Clemente Martínez, Sumaj Orck’o
Mattia Marzorati, The land of holes
Fahim Ahamed Riyad, Fire & Dreams


Dhyandra Lawson

Curatorial Assistant, LACMA’s Wallis Annenberg Photography Department

Dhyandra Lawson is curatorial assistant in LACMA’s Wallis Annenberg Photography Department. Her interdisciplinary research considers contemporary photography and media and contemporary African Diasporic artistic production. She completed her Master of Arts in Art History through the LACMA-ASU Master’s Fellowship in Art History. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Art and Art History with honors from Occidental College. She builds upon LACMA’s collection of over 20,000 photographs. She is working on the forthcoming exhibition, The Past in Front of Us: Imagining Black Diasporas in the 21st Century, a global consideration of two decades of artistic innovation by Black artists from LACMA’s collection.

Christoph Wiesner

Director at Rencontres d’Arles

In 1997, Christoph Wiesner joined the Esther Schipper gallery in Berlin. In 2012 he returned to France to join the Yvon Lambert gallery in Paris as senior director. Since 2015, he has been artistic director of Paris Photo, where he canvasses new galleries and publishers and develops the opening up to emergence and film, which is framed each year by a renewed cultural program. Currently Christoph is Director at Rencontres d’Arles.


Photo by Jérémie Bouillon

Sergio Burgi

Head of the Photography Department
Instituto Moreira Salles

Sergio Burgi (1958) graduated in Social Sciences from the University of São Paulo in 1981, the same year that he joined the Master’s Course in Photographic Conservation/Museum Studies at the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences / Rochester Institute of Technology (USA), an advanced program established in collaboration with the George Eastman Museum and  the Visual Studies Workshop, where he obtained in 1984 the Master of Fine Arts in Photography and Associate in Photographic Science degrees from the Rochester Institute of Technology. He was coordinator of the Photographic Conservation and Preservation Center of the National Arts Foundation / FUNARTE between 1984 and 1991. Since 1999 he coordinates the photography department of Instituto Moreira Salles (IMS), the main institution dedicated to the storage and preservation of photographic collections in Brazil. As a curator, he organized several exhibitions on Brazilian photography from the 19th and 20th centuries, being the author of significant books and catalogs on photography in Brazil.


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