Friday, October 17, 2008

The Lucie Awards!!!

Start your Monday next week with a bang!
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Well...time to party up!

Actor-comedian Mario Cantone to host
6th annual LUCIE AWARDS
Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center
honoring photographers on Monday, October 20, 2008, 6:00 p.m.
Presented by Pilsner Urquell

Media Contact: Sherrie Berger
Tickets for the Lucie Awards are available at


Photographers are honored on Monday, October 20, 2008, 6:00 p.m.
Presented by Pilsner Urquell

Los Angeles, Calif. (September 9, 2008) - The Lucie Awards, presented by Pilsner Urquell, celebrate their 6th year anniversary at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall, Monday, October 20, 2008 at 6:00 p.m. Honorees and top winners from the 2008 IPA competition will be recognized. The Lucie Awards, produced by the Lucie Foundation, (a non-profit, charitable foundation), salute the achievements of the world’s finest photographers, discover emerging talent through the International Photography Awards and promote the appreciation of photography worldwide.

The 2008 honorees are: Gianni Berengo Gardin (Lifetime Achievement), Sara Terry: The Aftermath Project (Humanitarian Award), Richard Misrach (Achievement in Fine Art), Josef Koudelka (Achievement in Documentary), Susan Meiselas (Achievement in Photojournalism), Herman Leonard (Achievement in Portraiture), Patrick Demarchelier (Achievement in Fashion), Erwin Olaf (Achievement in Advertising) and John Iacono (Achievement in Sports). In addition to celebrating the masters, Visa Pour L'Image Festival will be honored with the Spotlight Award for celebrating their 20 year Anniversary in 2008. Each year, Honorees are selected by the 55 member Advisory Board.
Past honorees include: Larry Clark, Elliott Erwitt, Kenro Izu, Albert Watson, Melvin Sokolsky, Steve McCurry, Mary Ellen Mark, Sebastiao Salgado, Bert Stern, James Nachtwey, Douglas Kirkland, Sarah Moon, Harry Benson, David Bailey, Neil Leifer, Peter Lindbergh and the late Gordon Parks, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Philip Jones Griffith and Cornell Capa.
The Lucies will also recognize those in the creative community who are integral in crafting an image in the following categories: Print Advertising Campaign of the Year, Fashion Layout of the Year, Photography Magazine of the Year, Book Publisher of the Year, Exhibition/Curator of the Year and Picture Editor of the Year. The IPA competition will announce its top winners from the 2008 competition and distribute $20,000 in cash prizes across the top three awards.
The Lucie Awards official media partner is PDN and Photo Plus International. In addition to title sponsor Pilsner Urquell, support is provided by Blurb, Amvona, AtEDGE, Canon and Splashlight Studios.

Tickets for the Lucie Awards are available at

About the Lucie Foundation

The Lucie Foundation’s three fold mission is to salute the achievements of the world’s finest photographers, to discover and cultivate emerging talent and to promote the appreciation of photography worldwide. 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, the Discovery of the Year and Deeper Perspective Photographer 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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