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Lucie Photo Book Prize and The Open Call: Portrait Project Winners

Posted on February 09, 2021 - By Lucie Foundation
Lucie Photo Book Prize and The Open Call: Portrait Project Winners
Lucie Photo Book Prize and The Open Call: Portrait Project Winners

Open Call is in Partnership with Sony and Supporting World Center Kitchen

Lucie Foundation announces the fourth annual Lucie Photo Book Prize winners as well as the winners of Open Call: The Portrait Project. A portion of the proceeds from the Open Call will support World Central Kitchen, resulting in a donation of $20,973.27 to this worthy cause. Open Call is in partnership with Sony and in support of World Central Kitchen.

The winners of the prestigious Lucie Photo Book Prize are:
Traditional Category

The New Black Vanguard

The New Black Vanguard: Photography between Art and Fashion / Antwaun Sargent
Shortlisted Contenders Here

Independent Category

The New Black Vanguard

Who Is Michael Jang? / Michael Jang, Sandra Phillips, Erik Kessels, Kingston Trinder
Atelier Éditions
Shortlisted Contenders Here

The Open Call: Portrait Project
The Open Call: Portrait Project features the work of 50 photographers/images that will be displayed in an online exhibition that is live here.

A variety of prizes have been awarded:

Grand Prize Winner: Behind Glass is a portrait series documenting 25 mothers and their children experiencing isolation in their homes during the global pandemic and a period of enforced social distancing to control the transmission of COVID-19 in Australia. I have built a practice investigating relationships between mother and child and In this series, I explore my long-held fascination with photographing through windows to frame a subject – a process I have never felt is more poignant than now. Behind glass, mother and child appear like living and breathing masterpieces – divine comedies of domesticity.

Lisa Sorgini

Behind Glass © Lisa Sorgini

Lisa Sorgini, Behind Glass- Self portrait with my sons, is the GRAND PRIZE winner and will receive a featured interview on the Lucie Foundation website, be included in the online exhibition, receive a cash prize of $1000, a Sony Camera + Lens (Alpha 7R IV and Sony 50mm f1/8 lens), a portfolio review with Jacqueline Tobin, Editor-In-Chief of Rangefinder Magazine, 2 tickets to the 2021 Lucie Awards and a signed limited edition Lucie Honoree poster.

The 4 categories and the winners are:
- CANDID (MOMENTS CAPTURED) Selene Magnolia: for ZOR
- B/W Alain Schroeder for Grandma Divers
- ALTERNATIVE/ABSTRACT: Robert Kalman for Ashleigh_2

Each category winner will be part of the Lucie Foundation online exhibition and receive a cash prize of $250 and one ticket to the 2021 Lucie Awards.

The jury includes photographer Lynn Goldsmith, mixed media artist Adrian Octavius Walker, Aldeide Delgado, founder and director, Women Photographers International Archive (WOPHA), Suzanne Donaldson, Sr. Director, Global Brand Creative Production, Nike, and Jacqueline Tobin, Editor-in-Chief, Rangefinder Magazine.

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 awards. Cash prizes and statues are awarded. The Foundation presents year-round programming and also offers financial funding through the Lucie Scholarship Program in support of both emerging and professional photographers. Lucie Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable foundation.
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