Verso Limited Editions : Book Publisher of the Year


Bruce Davidson: Central Park in Platinum

Verso Limited Editions, an imprint of Santa Barbara-based  Serbin Communications, Inc. has been awarded the prestigious 2009 Lucie Award for Book Publisher of the year for their publication of Bruce Davidson: Central Park in Platinum, which I had earlier reviewed here.

From the press release: Renowned portrait photographer Joyce Tenneson presented the award to Glen Serbin, President of Verso Limited Editions on October 19th at the 7th Annual Lucie Awards, a gala black-tie ceremony held at New York’s Lincoln Center. Ms. Tenneson, the author of 13 photography books herself, introduced the nominees with a moving statement about the impact that books have on all of us.

The worldwide photography community pays tribute to the year’s most outstanding photographic achievements at the annual Lucie Awards ceremony. This year, 1100 people attended the event from 25 countries around the globe. The Lucies recognize men and women whose life’s work in photography merits the highest acclaim by their peers.

Other 2009 Lucie awards were presented in categories ranging from Lifetime Achievement to Ara Guler, for Achievement in Fashion to Jean-Paul Goude, Photojournalism to Gilles Peres, Portraiture to Mark Seliger, Sports to Marvin Newman, Documentary to Reza and Humanitarian to Fazal Sheikh. Achievements in support categories from fashion to advertising included Harper’s Bazaar for Fashion Layout of the Year and Steve Fine, Director of Photography for Sports Illustrated for Picture Editor of the Year. Nadav Kander won the 2009 IPA competition for International Photographer of the Year.

Congradualtions to them all!

By Douglas Stockdale

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