2014 Lucie Awards Gala
Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York City

Host: Naja HillNaja Hill

November 2, 2014
6 p.m. Arrivals
7 p.m. Awards Presentation

The Lucie Foundation Advisory Board is responsible for nominating the individuals and recipients for Achievement Awards.

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2014 Honorees

Achievement in Fine Art

Carrie Mae Weems

Presented by Carl Rux

Over the past 30 years, Carrie Mae Weems has worked toward developing a complex body of art that has employed photographs, text, fabric, audio, digital images, installation, and video.  Her work has led her to investigate family relationships, gender roles, the histories of racism, sexism, class, and various political systems.

Achievement in Documentary

Martin Parr

Presented by Bruce Gilden

Martin Parr was born in Epsom, Surrey, UK, in 1952. When he was a boy, his budding interest in the medium of photography was encouraged by his grandfather George Parr, himself a keen amateur photographer. Martin Parr studied photography at Manchester Polytechnic, from 1970 to 1973.

Lifetime Achievement

Jane Bown

Presented by Susan Baraz

Jane Bown was born in Dorset in 1925. Her first job was in the Women’s Royal Naval Service during World War II where she worked as a chart corrector—this included plotting the D-Day invasion. She used her war gratuity to enroll in a full-time photography course at Guildford College…

Achievement in Photojournalism

Nick Ut

Presented by Hal Buell

Nick Ut became a combat photographer in Vietnam in 1966 after his older brother, Huynh Thanh My, was killed in 1965 while on assignment with the Associated Press. Ut always prays for his brother so he can help Ut and their family: they are Buddhists

Achievement in Portraiture

Nan Goldin

Presented by Kathy Ryan

Nan Goldin was born in Washington, D.C., and began photographing at the age of fifteen. She received a BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in 1977. In 1978 she moved to New York, where she continued to document her “extended family.” These photographs…

Visionary Award

Pedro Meyer

Presented by Katrin Eissman

Pedro Meyer is one of the pioneers and most recognized representatives of contemporary photography. He was the founder and president of the Consejo Mexicano de Fotografía (Mexican Council of Photography) in 1975, and organizer of the first three Latin American Photography Colloquiums…