Our annual benefit luncheon honors women in visual arts working in photography and film.

Thank you to everyone who made this years event possible. We are still accepting donations to the Mary Ellen Mark Memorial Scholarship.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

11:30 AM Reception and Silent Auction
12 PM Luncheon and Program

583 Park Avenue, New York City

This year, we are proud to celebrate Pulitzer Prize–winning photojournalist and New York Times best-selling author Lynsey Addario. Award-winning journalist Katie Couric will lead an on-stage conversation with Addario at the event.

Proceeds from Spotlights benefit ICP’s education and exhibition programs.

Due to professional obligation, the program and panelists may change without notice.

About Lynsey Addario

Lynsey Addario, image by Sam Taylor-Johnson

Lynsey Addario is an American photojournalist who regularly works for the New York Times, National Geographic, and Time Magazine. Since September 2001, Addario has covered conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Lebanon, Darfur, South Sudan, and Congo. She photographs feature stories on humanitarian and human rights issues across the Middle East, South Asia, and Africa with a specific focus on women’s issues. In 2015, American Photo named Addario as one of five most influential photographers of the past 25 years, saying she changed the way we saw the world's conflicts.

In 2009, Addario was awarded a prestigious MacArthur Fellowship for her  “…dedication to demystifying foreign cultures and exposing the tragic consequences of human conflict…and providing a valuable historical record for future generations.”  She was part of the New York Times team to win the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting for her photographs in “Talibanistan,” published in the New York Times Magazine, and in 2016, the University of Wisconsin at Madison awarded her an honorary doctoral degree in the humanities for her professional accomplishments.

Addario is the author of It’s What I Do, a New York Times best-selling memoir that chronicles her personal and professional life as a photojournalist coming of age in the post-9/11 world.

Image by Sam Taylor-Johnson

About Katie Couric

Katie Couric, image by Andrew Eccles

Katie Couric is an award-winning journalist, cancer advocate, and New York Times best-selling author. She is a co-founder of Stand Up to Cancer. Since it was launched in 2008, over $500 million has been raised to support its collaborative research programs.

She created an independent production company, Katie Couric Media in 2015 where she is actively producing a number of scripted and unscripted projects, including an eponymous podcast for Stitcher.

Couric’s documentaries including: Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric, for National Geographic; Under the Gun, which aired on EPIX; and Fed Up, which looks at the roots of the obesity epidemic. Couric is partnering with National Geographic on a six-part documentary series that will take a deep dive into the revolutionary changes and major social issues of our time.  

In 2006, Couric became the first woman at the helm of an evening news cast as solo anchor of CBS Evening News. Couric joined CBS News after a 15-year run as co-anchor of NBC’s Today Show. Couric recently served as the Global New Anchor for Yahoo News. Her daytime talk show, which was syndicated by ABC-Disney, aired from 2012 to 2014 and averaged two million viewers daily.

She has won numerous awards including a duPont-Columbia, Peabody, Edward R. Murrow, a Walter Cronkite Award from the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School, and multiple Emmys.

Image by Andrew Eccles

ICP Spotlights Co-Chairs

Peggy Anderson, Debby Hymowitz, Debbie Wilpon

Past Events

ICP Spotlights 2016 (November): Laurie Simmons
ICP Spotlights 2016 (January): Lauren Greenfield
ICP Spotlights 2015: Carrie Mae Weems
ICP Spotlights 2014: Shirin Neshat
ICP Spotlights 2013: Fashion Photography
ICP Spotlights 2012: Creating a Better World

TOP IMAGE: © Lynsey Addario