9th Annual Lucie Awards - 2011






Photographers to be feted on Monday, October 24, 2011, 7:00 p.m. Arrivals at 6:30 p.m.

Los Angeles, Calif. (Sept. 19, 2011)–

For the 9th consecutive year, the Lucie Awards celebrate the greatest achievements in photography the world over. This year, the gala moves to Rose Theater, Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, on Monday, October 24, 2011, with arrivals at 6:30 p.m. The Lucie Foundation and the global photography community at the ceremony will recognize both honorees and the winners from the 2011 International Photography Awards (IPA) competition, the Foundation’s sister-effort.  The Lucie Awards, produced by the Lucie Foundation, (a non-profit charitable foundation), honor the achievements of the world’s most accomplished photographers, discover and cultivate emerging talent mentoring and scholarship programs, and promote the appreciation of photography worldwide.  Less than 500 tickets are available for this year’s gala and they will be on sale on October 1 at http://www.lucies.org

Each year the Lucie Awards recognize master photographers who have made a significant contribution to photography.  The list of honorees joining this distinguished group of 78 prior honorees includes Dawoud Bey (Achievement in Portraiture), Bill Eppridge (Achievement in Photojournalism), Rich Clarkson (Achievement in Sports), Nobuyoshi Araki (Achievement in Fine Art), Nancy McGirr and Fotokids (Humanitarian Award), Eli Reed (Achievement in Documentary Photography Award). The International Center of Photography will receive The 2011 Spotlight Award.  Each year, the 40-member Advisory Board nominates the honorees.  The Lucie Awards are the culmination of a weekend of events leading up to the big night including the IPA’s Best of Show exhibition and party and the Lucie Honoree Lectures.

The 2011 International Photography Awards (IPA), will announce the competition winners who will receive cash prizes and Lucie statues at the gala.   The revenue from this competition funds the majority of the Lucie Foundation’s year-round programming.  The IPA competition will distribute $20,000 in cash prizes across the top three awards.  IPA prizes include $10,000 for the International Photographer of the Year Award provided by AtEdge, $5,000 prize to the Discovery of the Year Award, and $5,000 to the Deeper Perspective Photographer of the Year.  See http://lucieawards.com/awards.html for a list of the 21 finalists from which the three winners will be named.

Support Category Awards (nominees to be announced shortly): The Lucies will recognize those in the creative community who are integral in crafting an image in the following categories:  Print Advertising Campaign of the Year, Fashion Layout of the Year, Photography Magazine of the Year, Book Publisher of the Year, Exhibition/Curator of the Year and Picture Editor of the Year.

A Special Tribute to photographers who have passed away in late 2010 and 2011 will be showcased alongside several new video compilations.

“We are thrilled to be moving Lucie to a new and extraordinary venue for the 9th Annual gala and excited to be not only celebrating the achievements of the masters and through the SPOTLIGHT AWARD, acknowledging the importance of the ICP, but also exposing the world to new, emerging talent,” stated Cat Jimenez, Executive Director of the Lucie Foundation.

Hossein Farmani, founder of the Lucie Awards remarked, “I am so proud of the path the Lucie Awards has taken thus far. 2011 marks the 9th year of the Lucies and 2012 will reveal the launch of an array of significant new programming to celebrate the 10 year anniversary, when the Lucies will return to its birth city, Los Angeles, in October of 2012.”

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

Tickets for the Lucie Awards are on sale October 1st at http://www.lucies.org

About the Lucie Foundation The Lucie Foundation’s mission is to honor master photographers, discover and cultivate emerging talent and promote the appreciation of photography worldwide.  The annual Lucie Awards ceremony celebrates the outstanding achievements of the international photography community, recognizing those whose life’s work merits the highest acclaim.  This is also where the Foundation’s sister effort, the International Photography Awards, announces the winners of the Photographer of the Year, the Discovery of the Year and the Deeper Perspective Photographer of the Year awards, bestowing cash prizes and statues.  The Foundation presents year-round programming to support high school students through SNAPSHOP!, emerging photographers through E-pprentice, and online mentoring, and financial support through the Lucie Scholarship Program for emerging and professional photographers.  MOPLA (Month of Photography LA), which is entering its fourth year, has quickly become a destination for a unique month of distinctive programming for photographers and those who appreciate the craft. The Lucie Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable foundation. www.luciefoundation.org

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Media Contact:  Sherrie Berger




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