Actress Lili Taylor (Mystic Pizza, I Shot Andy Warhol, Six Feet Under, The Haunting) will host the 5th annual Lucie Awards at the Lincoln Centerâ€™s Avery Fisher Hall, Monday evening, October 15, 2007.
The Lucie Awards honor the achievements of the worldâ€™s finest photographers, discover emerging talent through the International Photography Awards and promote the appreciation of photography worldwide.
The 2007 honorees are: Elliott Erwitt (Lifetime Achievement), Kenro Izu (Visionary Award), Ralph Gibson (Achievement in Fine Art), Eugene Richards (Achievement in Documentary), Philip Jones Griffiths (Achievement in Photojournalism), Lord Snowdon (Achievement in Portraiture), Deborah Turbeville (Achievement in Fashion), Howard Zieff (Achievement in Advertising) and Heinz Kluetmeier (Achievement in Sports).
The nominees for International Photographer of the Year Award are: Michael Bednar, David Bowman, Sebastian Copeland, George Logan, Josef Hoflehner, Massimo Mastrorillo, Ted Sabarese and Rainer Viertlboeck.
In the non-professional and students category, the nominees for Discovery of the Year are: Mitch Dobrowner, Oleg Duryagin, Lung Liu, Larry Louie, Garrett Priddy, Kimo Proudfoot and Levi Van Veluw.
The Lucie Awards is presented by Pilsner Urquell and produced by the International Photography Awards (IPA), with official media partners PDN and Photo Plus International.