The 6th annual Lucie Awards were presented last night at New York's Lincoln Center. This event is often quoted as the "Oscars of photography" and has grown into an impressive, prestigious awards program recognizing excellence in various photography genres, from sports to editorial to the fine-arts.
The following are the awards of particular interest to the fine-art and book community from this year's event.
And the winners are:
BOOK PUBLISHER OF THE YEAR
21st Editions | Jamie Baldridge - The Everywhere Chronicles
Aperture | Richard Misrach - On The Beach
Chronicle Books |Manuel Alvarez Bravo - Photopoetry
Nazraeli Press | Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao - Habitat 7
Powerhouse Books |Helen Levitt - Helen Levitt
PHOTOGRAPHY CURATOR/EXHIBITION OF THE YEAR
Terence Pepper + Vanity Fair Editor David Friend for Vanity Fair Portraits 1913-2008| National Portrait Gallery, London
Melissa Harris for Josef Koudelka - Invasion 68 : Prague | Aperture Gallery, NYC
Brian Wallis and Cynthia Young for Cornell Capa : Concerned Photographer | International Center of Photography, New York
Virginia Heckert for Bernd and Hilla Becher : Basic Forms | Getty Center, Los Angeles
Jeff L. Rosenheim for Lee Friedlander : A Ramble in Olmsted Parks | Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
PHOTOGRAPHY MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR
Photography District News
Last night's pre-announced achievement awards were given to the following photographers and organizations:
Gianni Berengo Gardin
Achievement in Fashion
Achievement in Sports
Achievement in Documentary
Achievement in Portraiture
Achievement in Photojournalism
Achievement in Fine Art
Achievement in Advertising
for The Aftermath Project
Presented by Anne Wilkes-Tucker
Visa Pour L'Image Festival (Perpignan, Spain)
View Hossein Farmani, Founder and Creator of the Lucie Awards as he describes the formation of the Lucie Awards.
Visit the Lucie Awards website
View the Lucie Awards Press Release announcing the 2008 winners.
Congratulations to all of the winners and nominees!