From the website:
With its annual Focus Awards, the Griffin Museum recognizes the work of people who are not photographers, but who have been instrumental in increasing awareness of the photographic arts among the general public.
FOCUS AWARDS 2009
Lifetime Achievement Award: Eliane Laffont, editorial director, Hachette Filipacchi Medias
Presenter: Jean François LeRoy, founder of Visa pour L’image Festival in Perpignan, France
Rising Star Award: Rob Haggart, founder of APhotoEditor.Com blog
Presenter: Jill Enfield, photographer
New England Beacon Award: Rosalind Smith, photography writer, Shutterbug, Photographer’s Forum, Black and White magazines
Presenter: John Isaac, photographer
Spotlight Award: Modern Postcard, commercial printer
Presenter: Howard Bernstein, CEO of Bernstein & Andriulli, NY and publisher of Spread Artculture magazine
Scribe Award: Russell Hart, executive editor, American Photo magazine; editor, American Photo On Campus.
Presenter: Henry Horenstein, photographer
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