Thursday, October 16, 2008

Best of Show Exhibit 10/18/08 @ Splashlight Studios, SoHo

ARTmostfierce highly recommends stopping by and check out this special Best of Show exhibit curated by Bill Hunt of Hasted Hunt Gallery. This is part of the Lucie Awards festivities culminating with the Lucie Awards presentation Monday October 20, 2008 @ Lincoln Center . Best of Show exhibit is free to the public and a great way to start your Saturday fall evening!

Please see below the press release by Sherrie Berger
For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Sherrie Berger

Curated by Bill Hunt of Hasted Hunt Gallery
Saturday, October 18th, 7:00-10:00 p.m., Splashlight Studios, Soho
Open to the public

ONE HUDSON SQUARE (75 Varick Street, Third Floor) New York, NY 10013
T. 212 268 7247

Los Angeles, Calif. (September 24, 2008) - The International Photography Awards (IPA) announced that Bill Hunt, avid collector and co-founder of the Hasted Hunt Gallery, has curated the IPA Best of Show, 2008 for the Pilsner Urquell International Photography Awards Competition. The exhibition, open to the public, debuts on Saturday, October 18, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. at Splashlight Studios, Soho. Making this announcement, Hossein Farmani, founder of the IPA, commented, “We are so fortunate to have Bill curate this year’s Best of Show exhibition. He was the clear choice for the task at hand given his experience not only as a curator but also as an esteemed educator around the process of curating. I am delighted that Bill has curated this show, culled from over 350 winners’ works.”
Describing the selection process, Mr. Hunt added, “I am drawn to fresh ways of seeing. I want to be taken to unfamiliar places, to look with another’s eyes. As a curator, what I can then do is to lead you then as audience to those works, and to put them together so that any commonality gives that added weight.”
The 2008 Best of Show photographers are: Beata Bajno, Robin Bowman, Kate Brooks, James Campbell, Tim Clayton, Dylan Collard, Livia Corona, Antony Crossfield, Michael Crouser, Richard Daniels, Roy Dayan, John Delaney, Mitch Dobrowner, Oleg Dou (Duryagin), Julia Fullerton-Batten, Malcolm Gilbert, Maciej Grzegorzek, Jessica Todd Harper, Simon Harsent, Mark Holthusen, Chase Jarvis, Nadav Kander, Suthep Kritsanavarin, Murphy Kuhn, Markku Lahdesmaki, Jimmy Lam, Lung Liu, Pawel Mlodkowski, Wojtek Moskwa, Nigel Parry, Scott Peck, Paolo Pellegrin, Murat Sayginer, Howard Schatz, Brent Stirton, Simon Stock, Alex Telfer, Christian Vium and Vikki Wilson.

The images in this exhibition were printed by master printer Richard Jackson and his staff at Hance Partners, Inc., Flagstaff, AZ. Hance Partners printed last year’s Best of Show receiving high acclaim and the IPA is thrilled to once again have their participation in this important Lucie Foundation event.

Aperture Foundation will have a table at the Best of Show at Splashlight where they will have for sale an assortment of its acclaimed books as well as offer attendees the chance to subscribe to the award-winning Aperture magazine, (winner of last year’s Lucie Award) at a special one-night only offer. Titles will include recently published books featuring work of this year’s honorees: Invasion 68 Prague, photographs by Josef Koudelka, Nicaragua: June 1978-July 1979, photographs by Susan Meiselas, Golden Gate, photographs by Richard Misrach.

The 2008 Best of Show exhibition debuts at the Splashlight Studio in Soho on October 18, in New York before traveling to 8 cities internationally.

The 6th Lucie Awards, presented by Pilsner Urquell, will be held at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall, Monday, October 20, 2008 at 6:00 p.m. Honorees and top winners from the 2008 competition will be recognized. The Lucie Awards (produced by the Lucie Foundation, a non-profit, charitable foundation,) salutes the achievements of the world’s finest photographers, discovers emerging talent through the International Photography Awards and promotes the appreciation of photography worldwide.

The Lucie Awards official media partner is PDN and Photo Plus International. In addition to title sponsor Pilsner Urquell, support is provided by Amvona, AtEDGE, Blurb, Canon, and Splashlight Studios. For more information regarding the Best of Show exhibit debut at the Splashlight Studios, Saturday, October 18, please email
Tickets for the Lucie Awards are available at

About the International Photography Awards/ Lucie Foundation

The International Photography Awards’ three fold mission is to salute the achievements of the world’s finest photographers, to discover emerging talent and to promote the appreciation of photography. The photography communities from countries around the globe pay tribute to the year’s most outstanding photographic achievements at the Annual Lucie Awards ceremony. Presented by Pilsner-Urquell, the Lucies recognize men and women whose life’s work in photography merits the highest acclaim by their peers. The winners of IPA Photographer of the Year and the Discovery of the Year are announced at the Lucies and are awarded cash prizes and statues. The Lucie Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable foundation.

About Pilsner Urquell

Pilsner Urquell is the first clear golden beer, created in 1842. Pilsner Urquell means ‘pilsner from the original source’. Pilsner Urquell is the flagship brand of SABMiller’s international brand portfolio and is a contender in the premium status segment of the market. The brand states its global vision as being ‘To be the most rewarding beer choice amongst premium status beer consumers’.

The brand has made it its mission to support and promote photography as a contemporary art form that inspires people around the world and took on title sponsorship of the International Photography Awards and Lucie Awards in 2005.

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