The Official LUCIE FOUNDATION Week's Programming
Capped by the 8th Annual LUCIE AWARDS
at Alice Tully Hall, LINCOLN CENTER
Los Angeles, Calif. (October 14, 2010) - The 8th annual Lucie Awards will be preceded by exhibitions, a benefit preview and artist talks during LUCIE WEEK 2010, presented by the Lucie Foundation.
The week will culminate with the Lucie Awards, presented at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall; on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. Honorees and top winners from the 2010 IPA competition will be recognized. The Lucie Awards, produced by the Lucie Foundation, (a non-profit, charitable foundation), honor the achievements of the world’s finest photographers, discover emerging talent through the International Photography Awards and promote the appreciation of photography worldwide. Tickets are on sale at http://www.lincolncenter.org/ Some of the LUCIE WEEK events scheduled include: SAT. Oct. 23: The International Photography Awards annual BEST OF SHOW exhibition and party, on Saturday evening, October 23 at Splashlight, 75 Varick Street, 3rd Floor, in Soho. 7-10pm. Open to the public. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or via our Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=166679883348052&ref=mf SUN. Oct. 24: The Lucie Foundation and En Foco co-present a joint artist talk, A Conversation with Graciela Iturbide & Martin Weber, moderated by Elizabeth Ferrer, on Sunday afternoon, October 24 (open to the public with RSVP, limited capacity) also at Splashlight from 7:00 p.m. with a reception/mixer prior to the lecture for Lucie Foundation and En Foco members from 5:30-6:30 p.m. RSVP: email@example.com MON. Oct. 25: The Lucie Foundation presents an exhibition of the work of the 2010 Lucie Foundation participants and scholarship winners. Additionally there will be a preview showcasing the upcoming online Lucie Foundation benefit auction to support future Foundation programming. Hosted by the Farmani Gallery pop-up space at the Soho Gallery for the Digital Arts, at 138 Sullivan Street, from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Free with RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org TUES. Oct. 26: Special 2010 Lucie Awards Honoree luncheon. By invitation only. The masters being recognized at the 8th Annual Lucie Awards include: This year the Lucie Awards recognize master photographers and organizations that have made a significant contribution to photography. The list of honorees includes Tina Barney (Achievement in Portraiture Award),Howard Bingham (Achievement in Photojournalism), James Drake (Achievement in Sports),Graciela Iturbide (Achievement in Fine Art), Lee Tanner (Achievement in Documentary Photography Award), The Center for Photography at Woodstock will receive The Spotlight Award and The Eddie Adams Workshop will be presented with The Visionary Award. Composer and Artist Michael Nyman is the inaugural recipient of the Double Exposure Award – a new award that celebrates individuals who have achieved success in a number of fields, including photography.David Goldblatt will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. The 2010 International Photography Awards (IPA) Finalists will also compete to receive cash prizes and Lucies. Each year, Honorees are nominated by the 40 member Advisory Board.
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 2009 competition and distribute $20,000 in cash prizes across the top three awards. IPA prizes include $10,000 for the International Photographer of the Year Award provided by AtEdge, $5,000 prize to the Discovery of the Year Award, and $5,000 to the Deeper Perspective Photographer of the Year.
Since its formation in October, 2008, the Lucie Foundation, supported by its membership, has produced myriad events including: MOPLA (Month of Photography, Los Angeles) including exhibitions, workshops, lectures and outdoor photography projections, Lucie Scholarship and Mentoring programs, Fresh Look and Fresh Fair.
The Lucie Awards official media partner is Photo District News. Additional support is provided by AtEdge, Runway Magazine, L2 Fine Art Mounting and Framing, Sous les Etoiles, and Splashlight Studios.
Tickets for the Lucie Awards are on sale at http://www.lincolncenter.org/
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. The Foundation presents year round programming in Los Angeles, Florida and New York and addresses the needs of high school students through Snapshop!, emerging photographers through E-pprentice, an online mentoring program, and provides financial support through the Lucie Scholarship Program to both an emerging and professional photographer. The sister effort of the Foundation is the International Photography Awards, where the winners of the 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.www.luciefoundation.org