RECAP: 16th Annual Lucie Awards

Last night, New York hosted the 16th Annual Lucie Awards in a gala black-tie ceremony and awards program, at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall.
The Lucies – the world’s most esteemed photography awards ceremony, honoring the greatest achievements in the field – presented awards ranging from Achievement in Fine Art and Documentary, to Achievements in industry support categories, including Photojournalism and Advertising. 
“I am so proud to be celebrating the 16th year of The Lucie Awards. Tonight we pay tribute to the achievements of the winners and honorees that bring so much joy and meaning to our community.
We are pleased to be at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York once again for this occasion, and to see our friends and colleagues while we shine a spotlight on these achievements,” stated Hossein Farmani, The Lucie Awards founder.

Lauren Wendle, President of Lucie Foundation, added, “Having attended so many Lucie Awards ceremonies to date, I am so pleased to now be directly involved with the entire process.

The photographers in our industry are some of the most admirable and talented individuals in any field, and The Lucie Awards shines a spotlight on this talent.
Acclaimed Broadway actor, Alton Fitzgerald White hosted this year’s gala Lucie Awards presentation on Sunday, October 28, at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, in New York City.
White is most widely known for his record-breaking 4,308 performances as King Mufasa in Disney’s The Lion King on Broadway.

The Lucie Awards capped a week of celebration hosted by Lucie Foundation, the Lucie Awards’ governing body, and was kicked off on Thursday by the Lucie Technical Awards, followed by the Best of Show and Lucie Photo Book Prize exhibitions and party on Saturday evening.

Respected educator and contemporary photography specialist, Catherine Edelman curated the IPA Best of Show Exhibition, which is sponsored by ChromaLuxe and Blazing Editions and hosted by Splashlight.
The top 30 finalists of The Lucie Photo Book Prize, a juried competition, had their works displayed. Lucie Foundation bestowed cash prizes upon the two top book prize finalists for their outstanding work.

The Lucie Awards official media partner is Photo District News. Additional support was provided by AtEdge, Splashlight, and Chromaluxe.

2018 HONOREES & PRESENTERS: 

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

Shahidul Alam as the recipient of the Humanitarian Award presented accepted by professor and scholar, Gayatri Spivak, as Shahidul was again denied a bail hearing and remains in jail in Bangladesh

Gayatri Spivak, Professor and Scholar, Presenter for Shahidul Alam

Paul San Pedro, President of Camera Club of the Philippines, 2018 Honooree, Spotlight Award

Stephen Frailey and Michael Walsh, Photography Magazine of the Year, Dear Dave

Kostya Kennedy, sports writer, with Co Rentmeester, 2018 Honoree, Achievement in Sports

Jeffrey Hirsch of Foto Care with Lee Friedlander, 2018 Honoree, Lifetime Achievement Award

Carlos Esguerra, New York based photographer with Paul San Pedro, President of Camera Club of the Philippines and Fred Yuson, Previous President of Camera Club of the Philippines
Splashlight Photo Booth, © Okay Ogut

 

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