IPA Announces Finalists For 2009 International Photography Awards
By Lucie Foundation / AG, 26 Aug 2009
The International Photography Awards (IPA) announced the Finalists for the International Photographer of the Year, The Discovery of the Year and the Deeper Perspective Award for 2009. The winners will be revealed at the Lucie Awards on October 19, 2009 at the newly renovated Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center.
The Lucie Awards, presented by the Lucie Foundation, celebrate their 7th year anniversary. In addition to the winners of this competition, honorees will be recognized at the ceremony. The Lucie Awards, produced by the Lucie Foundation, (a non-profit, charitable foundation), salute the achievements of the world's finest photographers, discover emerging talent through the International Photography Awards and promote the appreciation of photography worldwide.
There were almost 18,000 submissions in competition this year from 104 countries around the world. Hossein Farmani, founder of the Lucie Awards commented, "We are absolutely delighted that the International Photography Awards have been able to grow and attract such a vast number of quality submissions. We've seen such stellar creative work from so many photographers around the world. The high level of interest in each and every category has been outstanding. The IPA is excited to promote the winning work from this year's competition and expose the photography industry to new and exciting work every year."
Finalists for International Photographer of the Year are: Andreas Smetana, Michael Schnabel, Achim Lippoth, Nadav Kander, Francois Robert, Kacper Kowalski, Céline Clanet, and Sue Flood.
Finalists for Discovery of the Year are: Rosanna Anson, Thomas Wissmann, Andy Spyra, Elliott Wilcox, James Knight-Smith, Alain Paris, and Alan Kupchick.
Finalists for the Deeper Perspective Photographer of the Year are: Rachel Papo, Christian Vium, Yann Gross, Lamia Abillama, Alberto Lizaralde, and Eugenia Maximova.
IPA prizes include $10,000 for the International Photographer of the Year Award provided by AtEdge. The winner of the Discovery of the Year Award is given a prize of $5,000, and the Deeper Perspective Photographer of the Year is awarded $5,000, provided by Blurb. The winners are published in the IPA Annual book distributed throughout the international photography community.
The Lucie Awards official media partner is PDN and Photo Plus International. LaCie, the leading provider of integrated storage solutions, color monitors and accessories, sponsors this year's Lucie Awards. Additional support is provided by, AtEDGE, Blurb, Duggal, Hance Partners, and Splashlight Studios.
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