The Lucie Foundation Awards are in town again and there is a series of events not to be missed!
Here is a list of the main events:
Friday night Oct 16, Tim Montoani at the Farmani Gallery, 111 Front Street, DUMBO section of Brooklyn – 6-9 pm www.farmanigallery.com
Saturday night Oct 17, IPA/Lucie Awards competition Best of Show exhibition and party, Splashlight studios, 75 Varick Street, Soho – 7-10 pm
Sunday afternoon, Oct 18, Lucie Lectures East, Splashlight studios, Soho http://www.lucieawards.com/09/invites/LucieLectures_Enfoco.php for invitation
Monday, Oct 19, 6PM – LUCIE AWARDS, Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center www.lucieawards.com
Please see more information below for press releases about nominees and awards.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Sherrie Berger
Best of Show available via ftp or CD
IPA ANNOUNCES FINALISTS for
2009 INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS
Los Angeles, Calif. (August 25, 2009) - The International Photography Awards (IPA) announced the Finalists for the International Photographer of the Year, The Discovery of the Year and the Deeper Perspective Award for 2009. The winners will be revealed at the Lucie Awards on Monday evening, October 19, 2009 at the newly renovated Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center. Tickets for the Lucie Awards are available at http://www.lincolncenter.org/ The Lucie Awards, presented by the Lucie Foundation, celebrate their 7th year anniversary. In addition to the winners of this competition, honorees will be recognized at the ceremony. 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.
There were almost 18,000 submissions in competition this year from 104 countries around the world. Hossein Farmani, founder of the Lucie Awards commented, “We are absolutely delighted that the International Photography Awards have been able to grow and attract such a vast number of quality submissions. We’ve seen such stellar creative work from so many photographers around the world. The high level of interest in each and every category has been outstanding. The IPA is excited to promote the winning work from this year's competition and expose the photography industry to new and exciting work every year.”
Finalists for International Photographer of the Year are: Andreas Smetana, Michael Schnabel, Achim Lippoth, Nadav Kander, Francois Robert, Kacper Kowalski, Céline Clanet, and Sue Flood.
Finalists for Discovery of the Year are: Rosanna Anson, Thomas Wissmann, Andy Spyra, Elliott Wilcox, James Knight-Smith, Alain Paris, and Alan Kupchick.
Finalists for the Deeper Perspective Photographer of the Year are: Rachel Papo, Christian Vium, Yann Gross, Lamia Abillama, Alberto Lizaralde, and Eugenia Maximova.
IPA prizes include $10,000 for the International Photographer of the Year Award provided by AtEdge. The winner of the Discovery of the Year Award is given a prize of $5,000, and the Deeper Perspective Photographer of the Year is awarded $5,000, which is provided by Blurb. The winners are published in the IPA Annual book distributed throughout the international photography community.
The Lucie Awards official media partner is PDN and Photo Plus International. LaCie, the leading provider of integrated storage solutions, color monitors and accessories, sponsors this year’s Lucie Awards. Additional support is provided by, AtEDGE, Blurb, Duggal, Hance Partners, and Splashlight Studios.
Tickets for the Lucie Awards are available at http://www.lincolncenter.org/
LUCIE AWARDS ANNOUNCE SUPPORT CATEGORY NOMINEES
IPA Members and General Public Nominate
Photography Industry Professionals in Support Categories
Presented by The Lucie Foundation
Los Angeles, Calif. – (Oct 1, 2009) - In addition to celebrating the masters, The Lucie Awards, presented by The Lucie Foundation, will recognize six professionals and organizations in the creative community, all of whom are essential to the process of crafting the exceptional types of images that are celebrated. This year’s gala Lucie Awards will be held at the newly renovated Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, on Monday, October 19, 2009 at 6:00 p.m.
Individuals in the photography community and related industries nominated and voted at http://www.photoawards.com/lucievote/index.asp. This year, both online picture editors and online magazines have been added to the list of eligible nominees. Lucie embraces technology so that excellence is awarded across all platforms. The nominees are below:
Book Publisher of the Year (awarded to publisher):
- Phaidon for Memories of Myself by Danny Lyon.
- Kodansha Company Limited for This Day of Change by 132 Photographers from 79 countries, in concert with Courrier Japon.
- Verso Limited Editions for Central Park by Bruce Davidson.
- 21st Editions for The Journal of Joel-Peter Witkin: The Maxims of Men Disclose Their Hearts.
- Morel Books for Moonmilk by Ryan McGinley.
- Steidl for Marc Jacobs Advertising 1998-2009 by Juergen Teller.
Fashion Layout of the Year (awarded to magazine publications):
- W Magazine for Paperbag Princess by Craig McDean, September 2009.
- Harper's Bazaar for Supermodels, Supernatural by Peter Lindbergh, September 2009 - Vogue Germany for Femme Fatale by Patrick Demarchelier, August 2009.
- Harper's Bazaar for Thriller Fashion by Terry Richardon, September 2009.
- Vogue Italia for Performance by Steven Meisel, September 2009.
- V Magazine for Live from New York by Mario Sorrenti, Fall 2009.
Curator/Exhibition of the Year (awarded to curator):
- Virginia Heckert and Anne Lacoste for Irving Penn:Small Trades, Getty Center, Los Angeles, California.
- Paul Roth for Richard Avedon:Portraits of Power, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
- Sarah Greenough for Looking In: Robert Frank's The Americans, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
- Eve Raspini for Into the Sunset: Photography's Image of the American West, Museum of Modern Art, New York.
- Laurence Miller Gallery, Helen Levitt 1913 - 2009, A Memorial Tribute, New York, New York.
- Gay Icons selected by Waheed Alli, Alan Hollinghurst, Elton John, Jackie Kay, Billie Jean King, Ian McKellen, Chris Smith, Ben Summersmil, Sandi Toksvig and Sarah Waters, National Portrait Gallery, London, England.
Print Advertising Campaign of the Year (awarded to photographer):
- Agency - CLM BBDO France for Client Pepsi entitled Exchange, photographed by Vincent Dixon.
- Agency - Droga5 USA for Client Puma entitled L.I.F.T. photographed by Nadav Kander.
- Agency - GSD&M's Idea City USA for BMW entitled Mad Men photographed by Anton Watts.
- Agency - FFL France for Wrangler entitled We Are Animals photographed by Ryan McGinley.
- Agency - 180 Amersterdam/TBWA Amsterdam for Adidas entited Air-Cooled Training photographed by Carlos Serrao.
Picture Editor of the Year (awarded to picture editor):
- Dora Somosi, Director of Photography for GQ Magazine.
- David Griffin, Director of Photography for National Geographic.
- Kathy Ryan, Director of Photography for New York Times Magazine.
- Alan Taylor, Online Photo Editor for Boston.com/BigPicture.
- Steve Fine, Director of Photography for Sports Illustrated.
Photography Magazine of the Year (awarded to publisher):
- Aperture Magazine
- C International Photography Magazine
- Foam International Photography Magazine
- GUP (Guide to Unique Photography) Magazine
- Nueva Luz Photographic Journal
In addition to these support categories, legendary photographers and top winners from the 2009 IPA competition will be recognized on October 19 at the 7th annual Lucie Awards at the recently renovated Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center. 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
About the Lucie Foundation
The Lucie Foundation’s three fold mission is to honor master 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. The Lucies recognize men and women whose life’s work in photography merits the highest acclaim by their peers. This year alone, the Lucie Foundation rolled out programming in Los Angeles, and New York including MOPLA, Fresh Fairs and Fresh Look, Lucie Lectures East and West, the mentor program and scholarships, as well as Pro’jekt LA summer series of outdoor photographic projections. 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.