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IPA and The Lucie Awards unveil two new categories

Produced by the International Photography Awards (IPA), the 5th annual Lucie Awards will take place October 15, 2007. Two new categories have been announced: The $5000 Deeper Perspective award, sponsored by Pilsner Urquell and intended for photography that tells a bigger story through a few powerful images; and the Spotlight Award, presented by Hasselblad, will honor an individual, organization, or corporation that has contributed significantly to change in the world of photography. The recipient for this year’s Spotlight Award has already been announced: Magnum Photos.

From the Lucies’ press announcement:

"(Magnum Photos,) initially based in Paris and New York and today also in London and Tokyo, departed from conventional practice in two fairly radical ways. It was founded as a co-operative in which the staff, including co-founders Maria Eisner and Rita Vandivert, would support rather than direct the photographers. It introduced the revolutionary concept that copyright would be held by the authors of the imagery, not by the magazines that published the work.”

The Awards will take place at Avery Hall in Lincoln Center, NYC, and CameraArts Publisher Tim Anderson will be in attendance, as will Larry Padgett of The Center for Fine Art Photography. Last year, CameraArts Magazine was nominated for Photography Magazine of the Year, so needless to say we are excited to see who will be selected in 2007! You still have a chance to vote on your favorites for nomination here. We hope you’ll give us your vote!

Tickets to the event are available through The Lincoln Center’s website.

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