17th Annual Lucie Awards

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

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.

2018 Honorees

Humanitarian Award

Shahidul Alam

A photographer, writer, curator and activist, Shahidul Alam obtained a PhD in chemistry from London University before switching to photography. Returning to Dhaka in 1984, he documented the democratic struggle to . . .

Achievement in Documentary

Jane Evelyn Atwood

Jane Evelyn Atwood was born in New York and has been living in France since 1971. Her work reflects a deep involvement with her subjects over long periods of time. Fascinated by . . .

Achievement in Fashion

Gian Paolo Barbieri

Gian Paolo Barbieri was born in Via Mazzini, from a family of textile wholesalers. It is in his father’s textile warehouse that he acquires the competence that will become helpful in his . . .

Spotlight Award

Camera Club of the Philippines

On August 19, 2015, the Camera Club of the Philippines (CCP) completes its 87th year, and starts on its 88th. There are countless photography clubs all over the world. Most come and go. The CCP is unique in . . .

Achievement in Sports

Co Rentmeester

Co Rentmeester (82) was born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. After rowing as a finalist in double sculls for the Dutch Olympic Team in Rome Rentmeester emigrated to the United States to . . .

Achievement in Portraiture

Joyce Tenneson

Internationally lauded as one of the leading photographers of her generation, Joyce Tenneson’s work has been published in books and major magazines, and exhibited in
museums and . . .

Achievement in Photojournalism

Raghu Rai

Raghu Rai (1942) a qualified civil engineer, began his career as a photographer at the age of 23 in 1965. In the early years of his career he was the chief photographer at The Statesman (1966 to 1976), and later . . .

Lifetime Achievement

Lee Friedlander

Friedlander was born in Aberdeen, Washington, and studied photography at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. In 1956, he moved to . . .

Inaugural Impact Award

John Moore

Since joining Getty Images in 2005, award-winning photographer and special correspondent John Moore has been awarded for his work covering . . .


International Photography Awards

View 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. Two of the finalists will be named Photographer of the Year and Discovery of the Year, from the Professional and Non-Professional / Student categories respectively, at the Lucie Awards ceremony on October 28, 2018.

Finalists for INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR – $10,000 cash prize sponsored by ATEDGE

Sandro Miller– Advertising – United States
Stephan Zirwes – Architecture – Germany
Randal Ford – Book – United States
Rasmus Flindt Pedersen – Editorial – Denmark
Mia Collis – Event – Kenya
Rodd Owen – Fine Art – Australia
Melissa Cormican – Nature – United States
Tawny Chatmon – People – United States – WINNER
James Rushforth – Special – United Kingdom
Divyakant Solanki – Sports – India
Emily Kassie – Moving Image – United States
Barry Salzman – Deeper Perspective – United States

Anton Unitsyn — Russian IPA Photographer of the Year 2018
Shuangyin Dong
 — Chinese IPA Photographer of the Year 2018
Aitor Garmendia — Spanish IPA Photographer of the Year 2018
Basilio Sepe — Philippines IPA Photographer of the Year 2018

DISCOVERY OF THE YEAR – $5,000 cash prize

Daz Wang – Advertising – Taiwan
Naoki Fujihara – Architecture – Japan
Tom Hegen – Book – Germany
Urim Hong – Editorial – United States
Dilek Uyar– Event – Turkey
Klaus Lenzen – Fine Art – Germany
Magdalena Wasiczek – Nature – Poland
Natalia Evelyn Bencicova – People – Slovakia (Slovak Republic)
Kos Karathanasis – Special – Netherlands
Thomas Vuillaume – Sports – France
Remo Camerota – Moving Image – United States
Mohammad Rakibul Hasan – Deeper Perspective – Bangladesh – WINNER

Alexander Vinogradov — Russian IPA, Discovery of the Year 2018
Wei Zeng — Chinese IPA, Discovery of the Year 2018
Santiago Martinez De Septien — Spanish IPA, Discovery of the Year 2018
Swan Gavileno and Team — Philippines IPA, Discovery of the Year 2018

2018 support category nominees

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

Book Publisher of the Year – Traditional or Classic:

(awarded to publisher)


Aperture for Zanele Muholi: Somnyama Ngonyama, Hail the Dark Lioness – WINNER

Hat & Beard Press for Double Vision: The Photography of George Rodriguez 

Steidl/The Art Institute of Chicago for Sanlé Sory: Volta Photo 

Thames & Hudson for Double Take: The World’s Most Iconic Photographs Meticulously Re-created in Miniature 

Kehrer Verlag for An Autobiography of Miss Wish

Book Publisher of the Year – Limited or Special Edition:

(awarded to publisher)


SKIRA for Daido Moriyama in Color: Now, and Never Again

TASCHEN for Bruce W. Talamon. Soul. R&B. Funk. Photographs 1972–1982, Art Edition

Radius Books for Jungjin Lee: Desert – WINNER

Ceiba for The Restoration Will

21st Editions for Colour (Robert Farber)

curator/exhibition of the year:

(awarded to curator)


Lanka Tattersall for Real Worlds: Brassai, Arbus, Goldin at MOCA

Paul Martineau for Icons of Style: A Century of Fashion Photography, 1911-2011 at the Getty

Sarah Greenough and Sarah Kennel for Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings at National Gallery of Art organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, and Peabody Essex Museum, Salem

Lea Vene and Marina Paulenka for Engaged, Active, Aware — Women’s Perspectives Now at Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb – WINNER

Theaster Gates for The Black Image Corporation at Prada Foundation

fashion layout of the year:

(awarded to magazine publications)


Vogue Portugal for Arco Iris by Luis Monteiro

Love Magazine for Clinic by Harley Weir

WSJ Magazine for Como as You Are by Angelo Pennetta

ELLE Turkey for The Miracles of Nature, Water, Salt, and Winnie Harlow by Emre Guven

Harper’s Bazaar for Running with Wolves by Camilla Akrans – WINNER

photography magazine of the year:

(awarded to publisher)


Aperture Magazine, USA

British Journal of Photography, UK

Paper Journal, UK


RVM Magazine, Italy

picture editor of the year:

(awarded to picture editor)


Craig Allen and David Furst, International Photo Editors, New York Times for Boko Haram strapped suicide bombs to them. Somehow these teenage girls survived.

Espen Rasmussen, Photo Editor, Torfinn Weisser, Art Director, Verdens Gang for White Rage.

Laurence Tan, Assignment Editor, Getty Images, for Rohingya Refugees Flee Into Bangladesh to Escape Ethnic Cleansing – WINNER

Luis Rios, Director of Photography, San Antonio Express-News for Rowan’s Reach

Craig Allen, David Furst, and Meghan Petersen, International Photo Editors, New York Times for As Venezuela Collapses, Children are Dying of Hunger

print advertising campaign of the year:

(awarded to photographer)


Miro Minarovych for Illegal Celebration. AgencyHavas, Prague, Czech Republic. Client: Amnesty International.

Pavel Hejny for Stay Informed. Agency: Y&R, Prague, Czech Republic. Client: Reporter Magazine. – WINNER

Brian Bowen Smith for Boycott Seaworld. Client: PETA.

Markku Lahdesmaki for Words Can Leave A Mark. Agency: Area 23, New York, USA. Client: Stand for the Silent.

Vincent Dixon for Behind the Wheel, Cell Phones can Kill. Agency: La Chose Presse, France. Client: Direction de la Sécurité et de la Circulation Routières.