The Lucie Foundation has awarded Getty Images veteran photographer John Moore with the inaugural Lucie Impact Award, acknowledging the impact of John’s decade-long project of capturing the immigration crisis in the United States.
Since 2003, the Lucie Awards has celebrated the remarkable achievements of photographers. The Lucie Awards is organized and presented by the Lucie Foundation, a non-profit charitable organization whose mission is to honor the work of photographers, discover and cultivate emerging talent, and promote an appreciation of photography worldwide.
“It’s an incredible honor to be recognized for my work by the Lucie Foundation,” said John Moore. “My goal since I began capturing these images was to illuminate and humanize immigration and border security issues to those who may be unaware. I’m very proud to see that these stories I’ve been capturing for the better part of a decade are making an impact on a global audience.”
Moore has won top awards throughout his career, including the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography, World Press Photo honors, the John Faber Award and the Robert Capa Gold Medal from the Overseas Press Club, Photographer of the Year from Pictures of the Year International, the NPPA and Sony World Photography Organization. Earlier this year John released his book Undocumented: The Immigration and the Militarization of the US-Mexico Border.
Additionally, Getty Images assignment editor Laurence Tan took home Picture Editor of the Year for his work editing Kevin Frayer’s images of the Rohingya people fleeing genocide in Myanmar.
For more information on the Lucie awards visit: http://www.lucies.org/2018-lucie-awards/