The stellar winners of the prestigious 13th annual Lucie Awards honoring the masters of photography have been announced for 2015. The masters include George Tice, Roxanne Lowit, David Hume Kennerly, Jerry Uelsmann, Stephanie Sinclair, Barton Silverman, Danny Lyon and Harry Diltz.
2015 honoree, Jerry Uelsmann, was recognized for his Achievement in Fine Arts.
Stephanie Sinclair was honored with the Humanitarian Award.
After initially photographing young Afghan women who had set themselves on fire because they were forced into child marriages, she embarked on the 13-year-long global project -- Too Young to Wed -- focusing on the plight of child brides. Her photography led her to establishing the Too Young to Wed foundation.
"Whenever I saw him, I hid. I hated to see him," Tehani (in pink) recalls of the early days of her marriage to Majed, when she was 6 and he was 25. The young wife posed for a portrait with former classmate Ghada, also a child bride, outside their home in Hajjah, Yemen.
Too Young to Wed - Leyualem, 14, is transported by mule to her new home on her wedding day. The men later said the cloth was placed over her head so she would not be able to find her way back home, should she want to escape the marriage.
Barton Silverman was honored for Achievement in Sports. Silverman has had a distinguished career at the top of sports photography for five decades for The New York Times, capturing some of the best moments in sports.
Wilt Chamberlin of the 76ers going up for a layup during a Knicks game at Madison Square Garden in 1968. In the background is Willis Reed (#19) of the Knicks.
Danny Lyon was honored for his Achievement in Documentary.
In 1963, Lyon began working as a staff photographer for the Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). His photos from that time were widely used and considered an important visual record of the civil rights movement.
Crossing the Ohio River - Louisville, Kentucky, 1966.
Henry Diltz was honored for his Achievement in Music, having taken some of the most iconic photos of our era.
In becoming known as a musician and founding member of Modern Folk Quartet, he immersed himself in the California rock scene of the 60s and 70s. His interest in that world led him to combining his passion for photography with that for music.
Over the years, Diltz has photographed a long list of album covers including those for The Doors, Crosby Stills Nash & Young and Jackson Browne. He was the official photographer for the Woodstock festival.
Maxim Dondyuk from the Ukraine is the International Photography Awards (IPA) International Photographer of the Year, a title he shares with American Sandro Miller, for his work -- Euromaidan: a culture of the confrontation.
The IPA is a sister-effort of the Lucie Foundation.
Morning on Hrushevskoho street after a night of flaming tires and Molotov cocktails. Protesters again construct barricades, prepare Molotov cocktails before a night battle with police in Kiev, January 25, 2014.