Top row, L to R: The New Me, Outraged, Girl Power. Bottom Row, L to R: Follow My Lead, And Baby Makes Three, Ferguson is Everywhere.


The Lucie Foundation is a nonprofit organization, based in Los Angeles, whose three-tiered mission is to honor master photographers, discover and cultivate emerging talent, and promote the appreciation of photography worldwide. The Foundation’s sister-effort, International Photography Awards, holds a juried photography competition annually, to which professional, amateur, and student photographers are invited to submit their work.

As they say on their website, capturing the essence of the urban lifestyle is now both a popular form of art and an important medium of communicating the modern reality, which they add was shown powerfully through all the outstanding submissions to IPA’s special theme photo competition, “Street”—a theme that naturally appealed to maggie b. Who was delighted—and amazed—to find her WestView News images among the many Honorable Mentions!

All photos by Maggie Berkvist.

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