15th Annual Lucie Awards

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall


Join the premiere annual event honoring the greatest achievements in photography.

The Lucie Awards is the premiere annual event honoring the greatest achievements in photography. The photography community from around the globe pays tribute to the most outstanding people in the field. Each year, the Lucie Advisory Board nominates deserving individuals across a variety of categories. Once these nominations have been received, an honoree in each category is selected.
The honorees are presented with the Lucie statue during a spectacular evening at the Lucie Awards gala ceremony in New York.

The Lucie Awards is the signature program of Lucie Foundation.

2017 Honorees

Lifetime Achievement

Art Shay

Shay has pursued photography since his teens, and he took his first Leica to war with him. His first published photographs—documenting a mid air collision over his English Air Base—were . . .

Achievement in Fine Art

Abelardo Morell

Abelardo Morell was born in Havana, Cuba in 1948. He immigrated to the United States with his parents in 1962. Morell received his . . .

Achievement in Documentary

Larry Fink

Besides working as a professional photographer for over fifty-five years, Larry Fink has had one-man shows at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, and the Whitney . . .

Achievement in Photojournalism

Steve Schapiro

Steve Schapiro was born in New York in 1934. His interest in photography started as a teenager when he began capturing people in human situations. At that time, he felt the most a young photographer could aspire to was to . . .

Achievement in Fashion

Dominique Issermann

Dominique Issermann was born in Paris in 1947 and began taking photographs and printing at the age of 16 . . .

Achievement in Portraiture

Judith Joy Ross

Since 1982, the photographer Judith Joy Ross (born 1946 in Hazleton, Pennsylvania) has produced sensitive, authentic portraits of . . .

Humanitarian Award

Josephine Herrick Project

Josephine Herrick Project is a nonprofit that enlists professional photographers to educate students who . . .

International Photography Awards

View past IPA winners here

The International Photography Awards (IPA) competition, a sister-effort of Lucie Foundation, announces its finalists in advance of the Lucie Awards. They are selected by an international jury panel of photography professionals. Four of the finalists will be named Photographer of the Year, Discovery of the Year, Deeper Perspective Photographer of the Year and Moving Image Photographer of the Year, at the Lucie Awards ceremony on October 29, 2017.

2017 support category nominations

Support Category Awards are presented to individuals and organizations who are an integral part of crafting an image.

The public is invited to nominate those from the creative community to compete for this honor.  It is from these nominations that seven individuals or organizations in the creative community will be awarded at the 15th Annual Lucie Awards in New York City.

Nominations are now open and will close on September 25, 2017.