|At the 17th Annual Lucie Awards, Emeritus Member Maggie Steber was honored with a Lucie Award for her achievement in photojournalism at Carnegie Hall in New York City. The Lucie Awards is the premiere annual event honoring the greatest achievements in photography and is the signature program of the Lucie Foundation.|
Lost Rolls America has won in the 2019 New York Archives Week Awards’ “Innovative Use of Archive” category, which recognizes an individual or organization for use of archival material in a meaningful and creative way, making a significant contribution to a community or body of people, and demonstrating the relevance of archival materials to its subject.
Ron Haviv, founder of Lost Rolls America, is an award-winning photographer and filmmaker, co-founder of VII Photo Agency and founder of The VII Foundation. Lauren Walsh, Director of Lost Rolls America, is a professor and writer, and the Director of the NYU Gallatin Photojournalism Lab.
Lost Rolls America, while headed up by a photographer and a photo historian, in fact, is a publicly-driven archive that returns to the power of representation to each person who is reflected in this dynamic national repository of photos and memories. Lost Rolls America is presented in partnership with FUJIFILM, PhotoShelter, PhotoWings and The VII Foundation.
VII Mentor Program photographer Ali Arkady has been nominated for Free Press Unlimited’s “Most Resilient Journalist Award.” Ali is a photojournalist and filmmaker from Khanaqin, Iraq. His work has focused on wounded and disabled Iraqis during wartime, as well as the daily life of his countrymen. He has done intimate work on the plight of the Yazidis after their expulsion by ISIS. More recently, Arkady documented evidence of war crimes while covering Iraqi forces in the battles for Mosul. After capturing the scenes of torture and murder, Arkady and his family received death threats aimed at preventing him from publishing the stories. Arkady had to flee Iraq with his wife and two children, knowing that the publication of his work would make it unsafe for him to ever return. He has since moved from apartment to apartment around Europe to stay safe.
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