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David Clarke of Tate to curate Int'l Photography Awards' 2014 Best of Show Exhibition

David Clarke
David Clarke, Head of Photography, Tate

Each year, the Lucie Foundation and the International Photography Awards (IPA) invite a distinguished person within the photography community to be a Guest Curator for the annual IPA Best of Show Touring Exhibition. This year, it is our absolute pleasure to announce that David Clarke, Head of Photography at Tate, will be assuming the 2014 honorary position in continuation of this prestigious curatorial legacy.

"I feel greatly honoured to be asked to be the Guest Curator for Best in Show IPA 2014. Having always been immensely impressed by the consistently high standard of entries the IPA Awards attract, it will be both a challenge and a pleasure to carry out my task. I greatly look forward to it", offered David Clarke.

The 2014 Best of Show gallery exhibition will premier in New York and will launch a week of celebrations and photography-filled events preceding the Lucie Awards Gala taking place November 2, 2014, at Carnegie Hall.

The Best of Show exhibition will then begin its worldwide tour which will include openings in Torino, Italy, Paris, France, Bangkok, Thailand, and two destinations in the U.S.: Hillsborough, North Carolina, and Los Angeles, California where it will take place as a part of month-long festival of photography
celebration – Month of Photography Los Angeles (MOPLA).

About David Clarke

David Clarke has been a professional fine art photographer for over thirty years.  In the early nineteen seventies, he began serving what is to date a twenty-year tenure as a Head of Photography for Tate. Beyond his curatorial appointment with the institution and the management of 5 Tate sites, his current projects also include digitizing and publishing initiative for the vast Tate Collection, which in its totality consists of 90,000 paintings, sculptures and works on paper. In addition to his Tate appointment, David serves as a secretary for the Association for Historical and Fine Art Photography - an international membership organization, founded to support and promote fine art photography.

About International Photography Awards
The International Photography Awards conducts an annual competition for professional, non-professional, and student photographers on a global scale, creating one of the most ambitious and comprehensive competitions in the photography world today. Each year, the International Photography Awards (IPA) invites passionate photographers, to compete for the title of Photographer of the Year, Discovery of the Year and Deeper Perspective Photographer of the Year. A board of esteemed professionals in the field juries the competition: curators, photo editors, gallery owners, art directors, and other luminaries from the international photography community. The awards includes a Lucie Statue and cash prizes totaling over $20,000, exhibition and publication opportunities.

About The Lucie Awards
The Lucie Awards is the annual event honoring the greatest achievements in photography. The photography community from countries around the globe will pay tribute to the most outstanding photography achievements presented at the Gala Awards ceremony. Each year, the Advisory Board nominates deserving individuals across a variety of categories who will be honored during the Lucie Awards ceremony. Once the nominations have been received, the votes are tallied and an honoree in each category is identified. The honorees are pre-announced months before the Lucie Awards. The Lucie Awards are a signature program of Lucie Foundation.

About Lucie Foundation
The Lucie Foundation’s mission is to honor master photographers, discover and cultivate emerging
talent, and promote the appreciation of photography worldwide. In additional to Month of Photography
Los Angeles (MOPLA), the foundation presents year-round programming to support high school students through SNAPSHOP!, emerging and professional photographers through the Lucie Scholarship Program and master photographers through The Lucie Awards. The Lucie Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable foundation.

lucie Awards Statue