Chances are that you haven’t heard about the International Photography Awards (IPA)/Lucie Awards. It was recently formed to honor photography in a similar way that the Emmy’s and Academy Awards do, and on an international level. I actually haven’t heard it mentioned in the wedding and children’s photography world, but it’s well known in other fields of photography that are highly influential, such as fashion, photojournalism, and documentary photography. A few years ago I entered the IPA/Lucie Awards competition and was thrilled when I received an honorable mention for two of the three photographs entered, one in landscape and the other in the wedding category. I haven’t entered competitions for awhile now, but I’m gearing up to do so again. Here’s the press release for the newly formed Lucie Foundation which expands on the mission of the IPA/Lucie Awards.
: Sherrie Berger
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Mentor Program, and more to be announced on our website www.luciefoundation.org Farmani commented “We’re delighted to offer these new initiatives and programs, to further extend our mission to the public.” Jimenez added “It’s our goal to create programs that will continue to inspire and invigorate photographers.”, Calif (October 02, 2008) – The formation of the Lucie Foundation was announced today by Hossein Farmani, founder and Cat Jimenez, Executive Director of the foundation. will offer new programs in addition to the annual Lucie Awards gala ceremony. These programs include the Lucie Lecture Series, Portfolio Reviews, The Month of Photography , Exhibitions, the Lucie library featuring publications and monographs of all the Lucie Honorees from 2003 until 2008, a and
The Lucie Foundation’s mission is three-tiered:
– to Honor Master Photographers
– to Discover and Cultivate Emerging Talent
– and to Celebrate the Appreciation of Photography Worldwide
Numerous Lucie Foundation activities have already been scheduled including the previously announced 6th Annual Lucie Awards, ., at Lincoln Center. This master photographers and encompasses the culmination of the annual International Photography Awards competition.
Tickets for the Lucie Awards are available at http://www.lincolncenter.org/
As apart of new programming, Lucie Lectures East proudly presents two artist talks during the weekend of the Lucie Awards gala. The Foundation is hosting artist talks with legendary photographer . and another ., in conjunction with Nueva Luz Photographic Journal, featuring photographer Sara Terry: The Aftermath Project and photographer Hank Willis Thomas. Limited seating is available. This is free to the public but an RSVP is mandatory at
Both Artist Talks will take place at Splashlight, Soho, One Hudson Square, www.splashlight.com T.
The first of many planned exhibitions will be the IPA Best of Show on which takes place . also at Splashlight, Soho and is open to the public.
The Lucie Foundation will also be inviting the public to become members, donors and benefactors to assist in the executing programming. For more information on becoming a member, please visit www.luciefoundation.org