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13th Annual Lucie Awards Honor Outstanding Photographers


New York hosted the 13th Annual Lucie Awards in a gala ceremony and awards program held in Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall. The Lucies – photography awards ceremony honoring, presented awards ranging from Achievement in Fine Art and Documentary, to Achievements in support categories including Fashion and Advertising.

The 2015 HONOREES  and PRESENTERS are:
David Hume Kennerly for Achievement in Photojournalism presented by journalist Ann Curry,
Roxanne Lowit for Achievement in Fashion presented by author, creative ambassador to Barney’s New York, Simon Doonan and comedian, actress and producer Fran Drescher,
Jerry N. Uelsmann for Achievement in Fine Art presented by Lucie Founder Hossein Farmani,
Henry Diltz for Achievement in Music presented by Rock’n’Roll Hall of famer, photographer Graham Nash,
Barton Silverman for Achievement in Sports presented by New York Times Pulitzer Prize winning sports columnist Dave Anderson,
Danny Lyon for Achievement in Documentary presented by Mark Lubell, Executive Director, ICP
Stephanie Sinclair, the recipient of the Humanitarian Award presented by journalist Ann Curry,
George Tice as the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award presented by actress Megan Channell.  

INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR was announced by Susan Baraz from AtEdge and presented to Sandro and Maxim Dondyuk (tied) claiming the Award and cash prize from among finalists:
Advertising: Fernando Decillis, USA
Architecture: Timothy Griffith, USA
Publishing: Howard Schatz, USA
Editorial: Maxim Dondyuk , Ukraine
Event: Christophe Viseux, France

Fine Art: Sandro, USA
Nature: David Burdeny, Canada
People: Andrea Francolini, Australia
Special category: Tom Chambers, USA
Sport: John Huet, USA
IPA Russia: George Mayer
IPA China: Shiyuan Gao
IPA Philippines: Paul Resurreccion

Susan Baraz from AtEdge presented the DISCOVERY OF THE YEAR to Fine Art photographer Ville Kansanen, USA, chosen from among the finalists:
Advertising: Marcelo Canizares, Australia
Architecture: Tasos Anestis, Greece
Auto-Edition: Roberto Pireddu, Italy
Editorial: Giorgio Bianchi, Italy
Event: Azhari Basiran, Singapore
Art: Ville Kansanen, USA
Nature: Jassen Todorov, USA
People: Jan Møller Hansen, Nepal
Special category: Rosita Delfino, Italy
Sport:  Khasar Sandag, Mongolia
IPA Russia: Gennadiy Novov
IPA China: Tianze Jiang
IPA Philippines: Allan Qua Borebor

Sandro and Maxim Dondyuk (tied) et Ville Kansanen  win $10,000 (shared) and $5,000 respectively.
Director/photographer Indrani Pal-Chaudhuri presented David Jay, USA with a prize of $5000 and a Lucie statue for the DEEPER PERSPECTIVE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR.  David Jay was chosen from finalists:
David Jay, USA
Souvid Datta, UK
IPA Russia: Lucy “Gunganima” Maratkanova
IPA China: Wangqing
IPA Philippines: Karlos Manlupig

In addition, the MOVING IMAGE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR was presented by director/photographer Indrani Pal Choudhuri to Kerry Payne Stailey, USA, who was awarded $2,500, and chosen from among finalists:
Martin Edström, Sweden
Tracey Shelton, Australia
Craig Cutler, USA
Ieva Austinskaite, UK
Kerry Payne Stailey, USA

The IPA has awarded over $227,500 in prize money over the last 13 years.  Winning work was displayed in the coveted annual Best of Show exhibition at Splashlight, during Lucie Weekend.

Also conferred were awards in seven SUPPORT CATEGORIES:
 Picture Editor 2015  goes to Kathy Ryan,Photography Director , New York Times Magazine, presented by Lauren Wendle, VP/Publisher Photo District News
Photography Magazine 2015 to Exit Magazine, Spain, presented by  Enrico Dungca
 Fashion Layout 2015 to Harper’s Bazaar for Rihanna Swimming with Sharks photographed  by Norman Jean Roy, presented by fashion photographer  Joseph Cartright
Book Publisher 2015 – Classic to Aperture for Tiny: Streetwise Revisited: Photographs of Mary Ellen Mark, presented by photographer Linda Troeller
Book Publisher 2015 – Limited to Ceiba for The Middle of Somewhere: Sam Harris presented by  photographer Linda Troeller
Curator/Exhibition 2015 to  Amanda Maddox for Josef Koudelka: Nationality Doubtful of J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles presented by Steve McCurry
Print Advertising Campaign 2015 to  Colenso BBDO Auckland for New Zealand Breast Cancer for Skinfoods A Cream That Gives You Wrinkles. Client: New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation. Photographed by Karsten Thormaehlen, presented by photographer James Salzano

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