My friends at American Photo posted a great entry about the Fashion Industry Photo awards..OOOPs, the ICP awards. One has to wonder, who nominated Karl Lagerfield and GAP? GAP can’t even find a CEO. In a time where photojournalism has great talents while suffering from an onslaught of wire service one shot photos, one would have thought they would have followed the French Government in awarding legendary Goksin Sipahioglu with a Lifetime Achievement Award. No offense to William Klein or other Christopher Morris, already highly recognized photographers, but wouldn’t these awards serve a better purpose if they actually awarded new and unknown talents.
On a brighter note, Tendance Floue, one of my favorite collective, has won an award. Is that a sign collectives will start to become mainstream: magazines, photo editors, are you listening ?