Lorenzo Tugnoli talks about his experience in Yemen, the consequences of the conflict, and what he hopes sharing this story will achieve
As a photographer, I have worked extensively in the Middle East and Central Asia. I lived in Kabul from 2010 to 2015 where I started my ongoing relationship with The Washington Post. In 2015, I moved to Beirut and now my work focuses on the consequences of the conflicts in the area.
The most remarkable feature Tuesday evening was the sheer variety on display—in both imagery (the wall-sized slideshows were dazzling) and larger-than-life personalities. With honorees ranging from artistic maverick Danny Lyon to fashion shooter Roxanne Lowit—and with presenters including rocker Graham Nash, newswoman Ann Curry, and photographer Steve McCurry—the ceremony reflected photography’s broad reach as well as its import. Indeed, the Lucie Awards provide the photo industry with its own version of Oscars, Emmys, or Tonys