Media Contact:  Sherrie Berger                                                                         
Gala Ceremony brings together Honorees, Media, Industry Presenters and Host, Naja Hill
New York, NY, (November 2, 2014) – New York hosted the 12th Annual Lucie Awards in a gala black-tie ceremony and awards program held 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 support categories from fashion to advertising.  “The movie industry has its Oscars and the photography community has its Lucies,” remarked 2003 honoree Douglas Kirkland.
“The community gathers to celebrate the world of photography and to applaud its accomplishments. We are thrilled to have reached this 12 year milestone,” says Lucies founder Hossein Farmani.  “And once again, we honor those outstanding photographers who are among the best in their respective fields.  It is very special to be at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York for the second year in a row."  The 2014 honorees and presenters were:
Jane Bown, Lifetime Achievement Honoree presented by Susan Baraz, co-chair of the Lucie Awards.
Nan Goldin, Achievement in Portraiture Honoree, presented by Kathy Ryan, Director of Photography, The New York Times Magazine
Carrie Mae Weems, Achievement in Fine Art presented by Karl Rux, performance artist, poet, award-winning playwright and writer
Martin Parr for Achievement in Documentary, presented by award winning Magnum photographer Bruce Gilden
Nick Ut for his Achievement in Photojournalism, presented by Hal Buell, photographer, author and former Photography Director at the Associated Press
Pedro Meyer, Visionary Award, presented by Katrin Eismann, artist, author, educator and Digital Expert  
Susan Baraz from AtEdge presented the International Photographer of the Year Award to Sandro claiming the Award from among finalists: Advertising Category: Jaime Travezan, UK, Architecture Category: Peter Steinhauer, Singapore, Book Category: Sandro, US, Editorial Category: Sandro Maddalena, Italy, Event Category: Rudi Dundas, US, Fine Art Category: Maxine Helfman, US, Nature Category: Karen Lunney, Australia,  People Category: Didier Mayhew, France,  Special Category: Jay Mark Johnson, US,  IPA Russia: Anna Hoffman,  IPA China: Jinjun Di
Susan Baraz from AtEdge presented the Discovery of the Year Award to Vyacheslav Mishchenko from the Ukraine, chosen from among the finalists:   Advertising Category: Isabella Cassini, US, Architecture Category: Maroh Kim, Republic of South Korea, Book Category: Jan Janssen, Netherlands, Editorial Category: Robin Hinsch, Germany,  Event Category: Amy Siqveland, US,  Fine Art Category: Jackson Patterson, US, Nature Category: Vyacheslav Mishchenko, Ukraine,  People Category: Joey Yu, Singapore, Special Category: Cheryl Medow, US,    IPA Russia: Alexandr Romanov,  IPA China: Tianquitao Chen
Sandro and Vyacheslav Mishchenko 
win $10,000 and $5,000 prizes, respectively. 
Al Jazeera News Anchor and reporter, Roxana Saberi presented K. M. Asad of Bangladesh with a prize of $5000 and a Lucie statue for the International Photographer of the Year - Deeper Perspective Award.  K. M. Asad was chosen from finalists:  K. M. Asad, Bangladesh, Tim Gerard Barker, Vietnam, Mary F. Calvert, US, Stacy Kranitz, US, Sarah Borst, US,  Adrian Mirgos, Poland, IPA Russia: Julia Zakharova; IPA China:  Wang Jing
In addition, the Moving Image Photographer of the Year Award was presented by Roxana Saberi to Yannick Wegner who was awarded $2,500, and chosen from among finalists: Beat Keller, Switzerland, Szymon Kobusiński, Poland,  Lukas Hüller /  Hannes Seebacher / Sami & Samer Ajouri, Austria,  Yannick Wegner, Germany,  Simone Sapienza, Italy, Anna66 Andrzejewska, Poland; IPA Russia: Anton Belousov
The IPA has awarded over $225,000 in prize money over the last 12 years.  Winning work was displayed in the coveted annual Best of Show exhibition at Splashlight, during Lucie Weekend.
Also conferred were awards in six Support Categories:
Picture Editor of The Year: Mary Cooney and Calvin Hom, Directors of Photography, Los Angeles Times, presented by Ron Haviv
Photography Magazine of the Year:  Der Greif, Germany, presented by Benoit LaGarde,Co-founder and James Ingram, CEO Splashlight Studios
Fashion Layout of the Year: Vogue Italia “Tutti gli scrittori” photographed by Paolo Roversi presented by photographer Claire Rosen
Book Publisher of the Year: Gliterratti for Photographer’s Paradise: Turbulent America 1960-1990 / Jean-Pierre Laffont presented by photographer Peter Hurley
Curator/Exhibition of the Year: David Bailey for Bailey’s Stardust at The National Portrait Gallery presented by Sam Barzilay
Print Advertising Campaign of the Year: Alba DDB Miami for “Only Stains Should Disappear” Client: Green Works. Creative Director: Luis Miguel Messianu. Photographed by Ale Burset presented by young photographer phenom Olivia Bee
Additionally, it was announced that The 2014 APA/Lucie Foundation Scholarship recipient is photographer Anna Tihanyi of Budapest, Hungary.
Television entertainment journalist Naja Hill entertained the crowd while hosting the gala award show.  The Awards capped a weekend of celebration hosted by the Lucie Foundation, the Lucie Awards’ governing body, and was kicked off by Saturday afternoon’s Lucie Foundation sponsored artist talks, followed by Saturday evening’s Best of Show exhibition and party at Splashlight in the Soho section of New York City.  David Clarke, Head of Photography Emeritus, Tate, curated the images for this exhibition from the 2014 International Photography Awards Competition, The Lucie Foundation’s sister-effort. 
The Lucie Foundation presented and sponsored the artist talks at Splashlight in conjunction with Phase
One, Digital Transitions, and Splashlight.   The 2 Lucie Lectures included “The Headshot and Your Digital Identity with Peter Hurley,” presented by Phase One and Digital Transitions, and “Vision+Visionaries: A conversation About Inspiration and the Creative Process with Nan Goldin,” presented by The Lucie Foundation .
The Lucie Awards official media partner is Photo District News.  Additional support is provided by AtEdge, APA, Splashlight and Phase One. 
About The Lucie Foundation     The Lucie Foundation's mission is to honor master photographers, discover and cultivate emerging talent and promote photography appreciation worldwide.  The Lucie Awards ceremony is held annually to celebrate the outstanding achievements of the international photography community, recognizing those whose life's work deserves the highest acclaim.  This is also where the Foundation's sister enterprise, the International Photography Awards (IPA) competition, announces the winners of the Photographer of the Year, the Discovery of the Year, the Deeper Perspective Photographer of the Year, and the Moving Image Photographer of the Year awards.  Cash prizes and statues are awarded.  The Foundation presents year-round programming to support high school students through SNAPSHOP! The Foundation also offers financial funding through the Lucie Scholarship Programs in support of both emerging and professional photographers.  MOPLA (Month of Photography LA), which is entering its sixth year, has become the west coast 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. 
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