Cultural Heritage at the Lucie’s?

Hats off to Dave Clarke, former Head of Photography at the Tate Gallery and now Chair of the advisory board for the Lucie Awards, for attempting to get acknowledgement of cultural heritage photography.

For far too long photography in the cultural heritage sector has been ignored in the wider photographic community and although organisations such as the Association for Historical and Fine Art Photography (AHFAP) in the UK and Imagemuse in the US have been very successful in promoting this work within the cultural heritage community it is about time the great work carried out, worldwide, is acknowledged by a broader peer group.

The cultural heritage photography has seen huge technical and creative advances in recent years with many new talented photographers entering the sector, whilst at the same time the standing of these photographers within their institutions has appeared to have diminished.

It’s about time the work of the cultural heritage photographer was recognised more widely.



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