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 16th Annual Lucie Awards at Carnegie Hall in New York City on October 28, 2018.

Deadline to Nominate: September 7, 2018.

2018 Support Category Nominations are now closed.

There are seven Support Category awards presented:

Book Publisher of the Year – Traditional or Classic:

(awarded to publisher)


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

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 of 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

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

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

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

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.

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.