Featured Image: Sandro

The 13th Annual Lucie Awards took place on October 27th at Carnegie Hall in New York City. At the prestigious ceremony IPA 2015 Winners were recognized and awarded. Winning work was also displayed that weekend in the coveted annual Best of Show exhibition at Splashlight.

International Photographer of the Year was announced by Susan Baraz of AtEdge and presented to Sandro and Maxim Dondyuk (tied) claiming the Award and cash prize from among finalists:

Advertising Category: Fernando Decillis, USA
Architecture Category: Timothy Griffith, USA
Book Category: Howard Schatz, USA
Editorial Category: Maxim Dondyuk , Ukraine
Event Category: Christophe Viseux, France
Fine Art Category: Sandro, USA
Nature Category: David Burdeny, Canada
People Category: Andrea Francolini, Australia
Special Category: Tom Chambers, USA
Sports Category: John Huet, USA
IPA Russia: George Mayer
IPA China: Shiyuan Gao
IPA Philippines: Paul Resurreccion

Susan Baraz additionally presented the DISCOVERY OF THE YEAR to Fine Art photographer Ville Kansanen, USA, chosen from among the finalists:

Advertising Category: Marcelo Canizares, Australia
Architecture Category: Tasos Anestis, Greece
Book (self published) Category: Roberto Pireddu, Italy
Editorial Category: Giorgio Bianchi, Italy
Event Category: Azhari Basiran, Singapore
Fine Art Category: Ville Kansanen, USA
Nature Category: Jassen Todorov, USA
People Category: Jan Møller Hansen, Nepal
Special Category: Rosita Delfino, Italy
Sports Category: Khasar Sandag, Mongolia
IPA Russia: Gennadiy Novov
IPA China: Tianze Jiang
IPA Philippines: Allan Qua Borebor

The 2015 HONOREES and PRESENTERS were:

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.

Lucies 2015, Carnegie Hall, New York City, Robert Leslie Photos,

Lucies 2015, Carnegie Hall, New York City, Robert Leslie Photos

Lucies 2015, Carnegie Hall, New York City, Robert Leslie Photos,

Sandro, Lucies 2015, Carnegie Hall, New York City, Robert Leslie Photos

Lucies Tech Awards 2015, Robert Leslie,

Lucies Tech Awards 2015, Robert Leslie Photos

Lucies 2015, Carnegie Hall, New York City, Zac Sebastian Step & Repeat, Arrivals,

Roxanne Lowitt and Fran Milner, Lucies 2015, Carnegie Hall, New York City, Zac Sebastian Step & Repeat, Arrivals

About Lucie Foundation
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) 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. www.luciefoundation.org