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Submission Deadline: July 4, 2021 – SUBMIT NOW



Elena Litvinova

Lucie Foundation

Honoring, discovering, cultivating and promoting photography worldwide

International Photography Awards™


Regular Deadline: July 18, 2021

 SUBMIT YOUR BEST SHOTS HERE and win the most prestigious photography award!

2020 International Photographers of the year Awards

Julia Fullerton-Batten

2020 Photographer of the Year

Dilek Uyak

New Discovery Of the Year 2020

Congratulations to all IPA 2020 Winners!



The International Photography Awards is delighted to announce the category winners and finalists of 2020.

A stellar international jury of renowned photography experts judged a total of 13,000 entries from 120 countries around the world to finally select the Photographer of the Year and Discovery of the Year.

In 2020 The International Photo Awards matched the cash prizes that were awarded to the Category Winners with an equal cash donation to the charity of the winning photographer’s choice in their community, donating a total of $24,000 to those in need around the world.

View all winners HERE



The 18th Annual Lucie Awards have been postponed and will be rescheduled once new dates become available. With the extended closure of Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City and uncertainty of other venues, Lucie Foundation took the extraordinary step to postpone the events. Lauren Wendle, President, Lucie Foundation, adds, “We at Lucie Foundation wish our community health, safety, and fortitude at this challenging time. We look forward to celebrating the Masters of Photography and our industry at the appropriate time and place.” The health and safety or our honorees and attendees are of primary concern. In light of the current situation with Covid-19 (Coronavirus), and the need for all of us to assist in minimizing the spread of the disease in our communities, our plans are fluid and we will continue to follow all of the guidelines of the CDC and New York City. We do feel that it is important to honor the masters of photography, and the impact that photographs have in our world today, so we will reschedule.


The International Photography Awards “Best of Show 2020”, featuring the  following winners and Photographs selected by  the guest curator, Anne Morin, is available online as a virtual exhibition.



Curated Selection

Xiaopeng Liu, Wei Fu, Chloe Meynier, Jasper Goodall, Michaela Salvo, Mariano Belmar Torrecilla, Hossein Fardinfard, Rebecca Moseman, Marcello Vigoni, Petra Barth, Leo Fellner, Jamie Johnson, Midhat Poturovic, Sandro Miller, Julia Fullerton-Batten, Beatrice Heydiri.

Category Winners

Rebeka Legovic, F. Dilek Uyar, Chloe Meynier, Hossein Fardinfard, Elena Litvinova, Peter Li, Teodelina Detry, Wei Fu, Nicolo Filippo Rosso, babak mehrafshar, Aaron Chuo, Augusto Bartelle, Simone Francescangeli, Mike Dodd, Paulius Makauskas, Jesús M.Chamizo, Tim Evans,  Katja Ogrin, Sebastian Copeland, Kiran Ridley, Julia Fullerton-Batten, Brian Hodges, Ari Rex, Howard Schatz, Iwona Podlasinska, Sawyer Russel.


2020 Jury




Anne Morin (Rouen, France, 1973) is a graduate of the École Nationale de Photographie d’Arles  and the École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Montpellier. She worked for the PHotoEspaña Festival  between 2001 and 2004, before becoming the head of diChroma Photography (Madrid),, a company specialized in international travelling photographic exhibitions, as well as in the development and production of cultural project. diChroma works for renowned museums and institutions such as Fundación Canal (Madrid), Martin-Gropius-Bau (Berlin), The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts (Moscow),  Musée du Luxembourg, Jeu de Paume Paris (Paris), or Palazzo Ducale (Genova), etc.
Passionate and enthusiastic, Anne Morin works for the revaluation and greater visibility of artists and photographers. From time to time she also reinvents herself as a publisher of photography books, and edited books such as Antonio Lopez, Visionary Writing, Margaret Watkins Black Light, or Paul Alexandre Slowness . She has curated many exhibitions of prestigious photographers and artists such as Berenice Abbott, Antonio Lopez, Vivian Maier, Robert Doisneau, Jessica Lange, Jacques Henri Lartigue, Sandro Miller, Pentti Sammallahti, and Margaret Watkins, among others. She will be the director of the new International Photography Festival which will take place in Palencia (Spain) in spring 2021.


Photo: © Laura F. Izuzquiza, 2020

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