New York, NY—At the sold-out 16th Annual Lucie Awards Gala, the coveted Lucie Trophy was awarded for achievements in areas ranging from fine art and documentary photography to support categories such as photojournalism and advertising. Moreover, the International Photography Awards (IPA) announced the finalists and final winners in the IPA 2018 photography competition in the professional and nonprofessional/student categories.
“I am so proud to be celebrating the sixteenth year of the Lucie Awards. Tonight we pay tribute to the achievements of the winners and honorees that bring so much joy and
meaning to our community. We are pleased to be at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York once again for this occasion and to see our friends and colleagues while we shine a spotlight on these achievements,” said Hossein Farmani, the Lucie Awards founder.
IPA’s top two prizes—Photographer of the Year for the professional categories, and Discovery of the Year for the nonprofessional/student categories, were selected from 12,000 entries from around the world. The winners were awarded the Lucie Trophy as well as cash prizes.
IPA Finalists for Photographer of the Year
Susan Baraz of AtEdge announced the International Photographer of the Year. Moreover, she presented the award and a $10,000 cash prize to Tawny Chatmon, who claimed the honor from among the following finalists.
Sandro Miller: Advertising, United States
Stephan Zirwes: Architecture, Germany
Randal Ford: Book, United States
Rasmus Flindt Pedersen: Editorial, Denmark
Mia Collis: Event, Kenya
Rodd Owen: Fine Art, Australia
Melissa Cormican: Nature, United States
Tawny Chatmon: People, United States
James Rushforth: Special, United Kingdom
DIvyakant Solanki: Sports, India
Emily Kassie: Moving Image, United States
Barry Salzman: Deeper Perspective, United States
Anton Unitsyn: Russian IPA Photographer of the Year 2018
Shuangyin Dong: Chinese IPA Photographer of the Year 2018
Aitor Garmendia: Spanish IPA Photographer of the Year 2018
Basilio Sepe: Philippines IPA Photographer of the Year 2018
Finalists for IPA 2018 Discovery of the Year
Susan Baraz also presented the Discovery of the Year to Mohammad Rakibul Hasan, who was chosen from the following finalists in all the categories. He garnered a Lucie Trophy and $5,000.
Daz Wang: Advertising, Taiwan
Naoki Fujihara: Architecture, Japan
Tom Hegen: Book, Germany
Urim Hong: Editorial, United States
F. Dilek Uyar: Event, Turkey
Klaus Lenzen: Fine Art, Germany
Magdalena Wasiczek: Nature, Poland
Natalia Evelyn Bencicova: People, Slovakia
Kos Karathanasis: Special, Netherlands
Thomas Vuillaume: Sports, France
Remo Camerota: Moving Image, United States
Mohammad Rakibul Hasan: Deeper Perspective, Bangladesh
Alexander Vinogradov: Russian IPA, Discovery of the Year 2018
Wei Zeng: Chinese IPA, Discovery of the Year 2018
Santiago Martinez De Septien: Spanish IPA, Discovery of the Year 2018
Swan Gavileno and Team: Philippines IPA, Discovery of the Year 2018
IPA Best of Show Curated Exhibition
The Lucie Awards was the culmination of a weeklong celebration of photography. It also included the opening of IPA’s 2018 Best of Show exhibition, which features a curated selection of winning images from the 2018 IPA Photography Awards.
The exhibition will visit at least 15 cities around the world during the coming year. They include Tokyo, Taipei, Moscow, Paris, Los Angeles, Bangkok and Manila.