Culture | 3:33 pm | October 4, 2012 | By Sharon Yin

Art professor Papageorge to receive Lucie Award for photography

Yale School of Art Professor Tod Papageorge has been selected to receive a Lucie Award for documentary photography.

The Lucie Awards are given by the Lucie Foundation, a nonprofit organization that seeks to honor “master photographers.” The award, which honors exemplary photography, will be given out at The Lucie Awards ceremony, which will be held on Oct. 8 at the Beverly Hilton International Ballroom in California.

Papageorge is perhaps best known for his black-and-white street photography, inspired by Henri Cartier-Bresson’s concept of “the decisive moment.” He has previously won two Guggenheim fellowships on photography as well as fellowship grant from the National Endowment of the Arts.

Papageorge was also the director of graduate studies for photography at the School of Art until 2011. During his tenure, the program produced 35 Guggenheim fellows and counts artists Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Lois Conner and Katy Grannan among its graduates.

He has also authored three books and had his work published in three monographs, including Passing Through Eden, which consists of photos taken in Central Park in New York City over a 25-year period.

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