The Lucie Awards will honor the top winners of this yearâ€™s International Photography Awards in ceremonies at the Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center in New York on Monday, October 20, 2008. The event coincides with the 6th anniversary of the Lucie Awards, presented annually by beer maker Pilsner Urquell, to honor the achievements of the worldâ€™s finest photographers.
The 2008 honorees are: Gianni Berengo Gardin (Lifetime Achievement), Sara Terry: The Aftermath Project (Humanitarian Award), Richard Misrach (Achievement in Fine Art), Josef Koudelka (Achievement in Documentary), Susan Meiselas (Achievement in Photojournalism), Herman Leonard (Achievement in Portraiture), Patrick Demarchelier (Achievement in Fashion), Erwin Olaf (Achievement in Advertising) and John Iacono (Achievement in Sports).
In addition to celebrating the masters, Visa Pour Lâ€™Image Festival will be honored with the Spotlight Award for celebrating their 20 year Anniversary in 2008. Each year, the Lucie Award honorees are selected by the 55 member Advisory Board.
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