Lucie Awards honors Filipino talents in photography

NEW YORK City — The 90-year-old camera club of the Philippines was honored with the Spotlight Award at the 2018 Lucie Awards.

The Lucie is a premiere award-giving body that honors the greatest achievements in photography around the world.

Nominated in the photographer of the year award is Filipino lensman Basilio Sepe.

He is also the 2018 Filipino IPA photographer of year awardee for his work, “The Enemy in the Dark” — a photo series that captures the harrowing realities of Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte’s drug war.

Cat Jimenez, the executive director, says the Lucie Foundation’s mission is to honor master photographers, discover and cultivate emerging talent and promote photography appreciation worldwide.

Other winners include Gian Paolo Barbieri for his achievement in fashion and Lee Friedlander, who won the lifetime achievement award.

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