Spotlight – 2017
The American Photography Archives Group (APAG) is 501(c)(3) non-profit that is a resource organization for individuals who own or manage a privately held photography archive. Collectively, the group has dealt with everything from archival supplies and copyright infringement to working with photo dealers. Mary Engel will accept the award for APAG. APAG began when founder and president, Mary Engel, assumed responsibility for the archive of her mother, photographer and filmmaker Ruth Orkin. It was a difficult task, with much to learn about intellectual property rights, conservation and preservation, promotion, and the world of photography galleries and dealers. Mary has gained a wealth of knowledge and know-how, and when her father, photojournalist and filmmaker Morris Engel, passed away in 2005, she inherited his archive as well. Over the years, Mary reached out to others who were in a similar situation and became an informal consultant. As her network of fledgling archive managers grew, so did the demands on her time. She realized that everyone could benefit from each other’s experience, so she started organizing meetings. At first the group was small enough to meet over dinner in a restaurant. Soon, however, more people joined, and a larger, quieter meeting space was needed. Mary arranged for the group to meet at ICP, and the organization has became more structured, holding meetings three or four times a year.
Spotlight – 2015
MediaStorm is an award winning film production and interactive design studio whose work gives voice and meaning to the most pressing issues of our time. MediaStorm has led a paradigm shift in digital storytelling.
Ed Kashi will present the award to Brian Storm of Media Storm.
Spotlight – 2014
Larissa Leclair founder of Indie Photobook Library. The Indie Photobook Library is a U.S. based archive that collects and showcases self-published and indie published photobooks, and facilitates discourse on trends in contemporary publishing and scholarly research now and in the future.
Dr. Laura Wexler will present the award to Larissa Leclair
Spotlight – 2013
Lens Blog New York Times a blog featuring photography, video and visual journalism from Times photographers, other news organizations and around the Web. Its co-editors are James Estrin and David Gonzales. The producer of Lens is Matthew McCann.
Maggie Steber will present the award to Lens Blog New York Times .
Spotlight – 2012
Rixon Reed founded photo-eye a blend of Galleries, Auctions, Visual Server, Magazine and Newsletter, and a new venture called the Artist Photo Index.
Crista Dix will present the award to Rixon Reed.
Spotlight – 2009
Photographers worldwide rely on Modern Postcard, a San Diego commercial printing company. Founded by Steve Hoffman and nurtured by Jim Toya-Brown, Modern Postcard provides small runs of high quality postcards at an affordable price. Modern Postcard is at the forefront of the postcard industry.
Howard Bernstein is the CEO of Bernstein & Andriulli, NY, and publisher of Spread Artculture magazine