2016 Lucie Awards

2016 Lucie Awards Gala

Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York City

October 23, 2016

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

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Hosted by: W.M. Hunt


W.H Hunt is a New York-based a champion of photography: collector, curator and consultant.  He has organized shows from his collections: “Hunt’s Three Ring Circus: American Groups Before 1950” in New York with the ICP as well as in Arles, Bologna and Houston.  Highlights from the collection featured in his book “The Unseen Eye: Photographs from the Unconscious” have been exhibited at the Eastman House and Arles, Musée de l’Elysée and FOAM.
A dealer for many years, he was a principle in Hasted Hunt and Ricco/Maresca Gallery and responsible for introducing many major contemporary artists in the US.  Hunt has been a judge or nominator for the Lucies, World Press Photo, SONY WPO, Prix Pictet, Getty Images, etc.  He has been a longtime board member of the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund, AIPAD (Association of International Photography and Art Dealers), and The Center for Photography at Woodstock. He also teaches at the School of Visual Arts, Aperture and ICP and for many years he has produced the “Your Picture …” panels for PDN.   He is a frequent contributor to L’Oeil de la Photographie and the author of many essays for artist’s monographs.
He loves photography.  It changed his life.  It gave him one.

2016 Honorees

Achievement Sports

Simon Bruty

Preparation or luck? Simon often asks himself this question when he makes a good photograph, whether he is at a local kids soccer game or the end zone at an NFL game. Thirty years ago he joined Allsport, a boutique sports agency based in …

Achievement in Fine Art

Anthony Hernandez

Anthony Hernandez was born and raised in Los Angeles. Self-taught, he has been exhibiting his work since 1970. His photographs have been collected by many museums in both the United States and Europe.

Spotlight Award

Musée de l’Elysée

The Musée de l’Elysée is one of the world’s leading museums entirely dedicated to photography. Since its establishment in 1985, it has improved public understanding of photography through innovative exhibitions, key publications and…

Visionary Award

Nathan Lyons

Nathan Lyons was an integral part of almost every area of photography as photographer, educator, publisher, lecturer, author, and curator for nearly 60 years.

Achievement in Photojournalism

Don McCullin

Don McCullin born in Saint Pancras, London, UK, in 1935, and spent his childhood in the derelict area of Finsbury Park. After the death of his father, he left school at the age of fourteen and worked at various odd jobs to support himself before being called up for two years of national service in the Royal Air Force as an assistant for aerial photography.

Double Exposure

Graham Nash

Legendary singer-songwriter GRAHAM NASH is a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee-with Crosby, Stills, and Nash and with the Hollies. He was also inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame twice, as a solo artist and with CSN, and he is a GRAMMY Award winner.

Life Time Achievement

Tsuneko Sasamoto

Tsuneko Sasamoto has been in the field of photography for over 75 years. She was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1914. Her career in photography began at the age of 25 when Kenichi Hayashi suggested her to be the first …

Achievement in Portraiture

Rosalind Fox Solomon

Rosalind Fox Solomon travels the world to find her subjects without being commissioned or assigned to do so. She enters closed circles and takes risks in terms of personal experience and artistic practice. 

The 2016 Honorees and Presenters:

Simon Bruty for Achievement in Sports, presented by Steve Fine (Picture Editor at Flipboard, Inc. and former Director of Photography, Sports Illustrated)

Anthony Hernandez for Achievement in Fine Art, presented by artist James Welling

Musée de l’Elysée received the Spotlight Award presented by Howard Greenberg, founder of the Center of Photography, Woodstock and gallerist

Nathan Lyons posthumously received the Visionary Award presented by Anne Wilkes Tucker, former Curator, The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston

Don McCullin for Achievement in Photojournalism, presented by David Friend, Editor of Creative Development, Vanity Fair

Graham Nash received the Double Exposure award presented by Elliott Landy, photographer known for his portraits of Bob Dylan, The Band, Van Morrison and others. He was also the official photographer of the 1969 Woodstock Festival.

Tsuneko Sasamoto received the Lifetime Achievement Award presented and accepted by Miriam Romais, photographer and Marketing and Strategic Development Advisor, The Center for Photography at Woodstock

Rosalind Fox Solomon for Achievement in Portraiture, presented Sarah Meister, Curator in the Department of Photography at the Museum of Modern Art, New York



2016 ipa finalists

View all the 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 were selected by an international jury panel of photography professionals. Four of the finalists were 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 23, 2016.


International Photographer of the Year

winner: Marinka Masseus – presented by Susan Baraz, atedge


Advertising: Sandro, USA

Architecture:  Julia Anna Gospodarou, Greece

Book: Jamey Stillings, USA

Editorial: Alex Telfer, United Kingdom

Event: Tymon Markowski, Poland

Fine Art: Fulvio Bonavia, USA

Nature: Andrea Bonavita, Italy

People: Marinka Masseus, Netherlands

Special: David Burdeny, Canada

Sports: Russell Ord, Australia

IPA China: Dawei Li

IPA Philippines: Edwin Loyola

IPA Russia: Anton Unitsyn


Discovery of the Year

winner: David Nam Lip LEE, – presented by Susan Baraz, atedge


Advertising:  Anne Hoerter, Germany

Architecture: Giles McGarry, United Kingdom

Book: Sylvain Heraud, France

Editorial: Szymon Barylski, Ireland

Event: Sergio Delle Vedove, Italy

Fine Art: Christine Fitzgerald, Canada

Nature:  Patti Schulze, USA

People:  Niki Boon, New Zealand

Special: David Nam Lip LEE, Malaysia

Sports: Davide Lopresti, Italy

IPA China: Gu Lei

IPA Philippines: Jun Pagalilauan

IPA Russia: Yulia Grigoryants


2016 Moving Images Photographer of the Year

winner: Lily Gilboy, – presented by Benoit LaGarde, splashlight


Natasha Shulte, Ukraine

Lily Gilboy, United Kingdom


Deeper Perspective Photographer of the Year

winner: Andrea Star Reese, – presented by Benoit LaGarde, splashlight


Andrea Star Reese, USA

Nino Jim Bacalso, Singapore

Wang Qing, China

Jun Pagalilauan, Philippines

Olga Chichirko, Russia



2016 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 classic:

(awarded to publisher)

WINNER: Damiani/Matsumoto Editions – presented by Michelle Dunn Marsh, Executive Director, Photographic Center Northwest in Seattle, founder Minor Matters Books


Damiani/Matsumoto Editions for Kitchen Table Series: Carrie Mae Weems

Kehrer Verlag for LITTLE NORTH ROAD. Africa in China: Daniel Traub, Wu Yong Fu, Zeng Xian Fang

La Fábrica for Muchismo: Cristina de Middel

MACK for ZZYZX: Gregory Halpern

Taschen for The Rise of David Bowie, 1972-1973: Mick Rock

Thames & Hudson for Daido Tokyo: Daido Moriyama


book publisher of the year limited:

(awarded to publisher)

WINNER: 21ST EDITIONS – Award presented by Michelle Dunn Marsh, Executive Director, Photographic Center Northwest in Seattle, founder Minor Matters Books


21st Editions for Humanity: Steve McCurry

ceiba for Red String: Yoshikatsu Fujii

ceiba for Come to Selfhood: Joshua Rashaad McFadden

D1 Publishing for End.: Eamonn Doyle / Niall Sweeney / David Donohoe

FORTHRIGHT Publishing for Forthright – Stronger than a weapon: Sascha Kraus


curator/exhibition of the year:

(awarded to curator)

WINNER: Britt Salvesen and Paul Martineau – presented by photographer Claire Rosen


Britt Salvesen and Paul Martineau for Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium at LACMA and The J. Paul Getty Museum

Diane Dufour and Matthew Witkovsky with Duncan Forbes and Walter Moser for Provoke at LE BAL

Elisabeth Biondi and Patricia Lanza for Refugee at Annenberg Space for Photography

Julian Cox for Danny Lyon: Message to the Future at Whitney Museum of American Art


fashion layout of the year:

(awarded to magazine publications)

WINNER: T Magazine – presented by W.M. Hunt, collector, curator and collector


Harper’s Bazaar for Street Style Star by Cindy Sherman

Numéro for Stella Lucia by Txema Yeste

Vogue Paris for Leçon De Style Partie 1, Edie Campbell by Inez & Vinoodh

T Magazine for An Armor of Ones Own, Lineisy Montero & Shelby Hayes by Jamie Hawkesworth

Vogue UK for Campbell’s Coup, Olympia Campbell & Edie Campbell by Mario Testino


photography magazine of the year:

(awarded to publisher)

WINNER: Burn Magazine – presented by Lauren Wendle, Vice President and Group Publisher of Photo+


1000 Words, United Kingdom

Aperture Magazine, USA

Burn Magazine, USA

Raw View, Finland

Soura Magazine, United Arab Emirates


picture editor of the year:

(awarded to picture editor)

WINNER: David Furst – presented by photographerBen Lowy


David Furst, International Photo Editor, The New York Times for Coverage of Refugee Crisis.

Matthew Fortner, Visuals and Digital Projects Editor, The Post and Courier for reporting on the mass shooting at Emanuel AME Church.

Reinhard Krause, Global Picture Editor and the Reuters team, Reuters for reporting on migrant refugees.

Sarah Leen, Director of Photography, National Geographic


print advertising campaign of the year:

(awarded to photographer)

WINNER: MullenLowe – presented by photographer and filmmaker, Brook Pifer


Happiness Saigon, Vietnam for #NoFilter. Client: Unicef. Photographed by Teo Chai Guan

JWT NY for Hot Yoga. Client: Yo BK. Photographed by Vincent Dixon

MullenLowe, London, UK for Free the kids. Client: Persil. Photographed by Jesus Alonso

Prolam Y&R, Santiago, Chile for The Youngest War Veterans are in Syria. Client: Amnesty International. Photographed by Jota Velásquez

Y&R, Prague, Czech Republic for UNHCR: Hang glider. Client: UNHCR. Photographed by Miro Minarovych