Lucie Award Winners Announced; PDN PhotoPlus Expo Opens

lucies.jpgYes, it’s National Design Week, but it’s also a busy time for the world of photography. On Monday evening, Lincoln Center’s newly spiffed-up Alice Tully Hall was filled with photogs for the presentation of the Lucie Awards. This year’s honorees included legendary fashion photographer and art director Jean-Paul Goude, photojournalist Gilles Peress, and the multi-talented Mark Seliger, who was recognized for his achievement in portraiture.

The evening’s dramatic tension came in the-envelope-please-style announcements of winners in award categories including curator/exhibition of the year (Sarah Greenough for “Looking In: Robert Frank‘s The Americans,” on view through January 3 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art), fashion layout of the year (Harper’s Bazaar for Terry Richardson‘s “Thriller Fashion” portfolio), and print advertising campaign of the year (the dreamy “We Are Animals” Wrangler campaign, photographed by Ryan McGinley). Also feted at the Lucies were International Photography Award winners, among them Nadav Kander (International Photographer of the Year), Elliott Willcox (Discovery of the Year), and Rachel Papo (Deeper Perspective Photographer of the Year).

The shutterfun rolls on with today’s kick-off of the PDN PhotoPlus Expo, featuring the latest and greatest in photography, at New York’s Jacob Javits Center. The Nikon booth never fails to make us all light-headed and covetous, so we’ll focus on the photographers themselves, including talks by Harry Benson (who will probably be happy to autograph copies of the November issue of Architectural Digest if asked nicely), Joel Meyerowitz, James Nachtwey, and Eileen Gittins.

Previously on UnBeige:

  • Jean-Paul Goude, Mark Seliger Among Lucie Award Honorees