BURN magazine receives Lucie Award


No cameras allowed at the ceremony, but Kerry Payne managed to sneak out a tiny iPhone pic…

Needless to say, we are so very humbled by this award…Photography Magazine of the Year 2009


-david alan harvey (editor), anton kusters (creative director)

185 Responses to “BURN magazine receives Lucie Award”


    I know you are not into networking or awards for that matter, but we sure are with you tonight as you sit in the Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center surrounded by iconic and emerging and everyday photographers, gallery owners, editors and publishers, folks from the advertising and fashion worlds, and probably celebrities as well. We are so proud of you and Anton and what you have created here with Burn. Whether or not Burn wins a Lucie award, it is a blazing *STAR* in our sky, always burning bright and with pure passion!

    Now, be sure to let us know what happens, OK?


  • Patricia. Burn is also all of us. The more the merrier. Ready to celebrate…. Win or lose! :-)

  • Burn wins “Photography Magazine of the Year” Lucie award?

    Shit, yeah! Thanks, kh!

  • Congratulations on winning the Lucie award!

  • Wow! Cogratulations David, Anton and any other “behind the scenes” workers who have contributed to Burn!!!

  • Congrats to DAVID and ANTON !!!

    and to everyone who has believed in BURN
    and in whom BURN believes!!

  • Wow.

    Well done. Amazing. Congratulations David and Anton.

  • and one year ago it was only an idea……
    FUCK yeah!!!!!!!!!!
    its awesome!!!!!!!!
    YES YES YES!!!!!!!!!!!
    to all!!!!!!

  • CONGRATULATIONS to david, Anton, and the entire BURN community.

    Now the world may find out what we all know…..What Not to Love?

    Good light to all, indeed!


  • I am so excited for DAH, Anton and all the Burnians. Congratulations to everyone for their hard, incredible work. Ok, enough celebrating. Time to go shoot.

  • David and Anton, congratulations what a ride it has been for the past 10 months. Thanks for sharing.

  • Oh Wendy, your post sent me back into the archives, to a thread David posted on Road Trips almost exactly one year ago (October 24, 2009 to be exact). He ends by saying:

    “so, i think we now sink or swim….choice 100% up to you…not me….i cannot pull off my totally energized ideas now of an online magazine, to be manifested in print as well, without all of you lending a hand…some of you perhaps more “hands on” than others, but we “sink or swim” on the “whole” …i believe we are in a position to do great things…unique…first class ticket….i think most of you smell this too…

    our interaction is unparalleled in blogland…you must know that….we have been “here” for each other time and time again…but, should we take the “next step”?? it is not that “all good things come to an end”…it is that “he who hesitates is lost” or some other tried and true phrase that i cannot think of right now that connotes something like “what the hell, why not give it a shot?” see, i know already that one of the brilliant writers here will “set this up” just right and be most eloquent…..

    yes, everything does seem to be a bit of a mess….it seems that worldwide, things could swing one way or the other….we all feel it….there is promise, there is potential disaster…so, what do we do with our little microcosm of life?? let it stall, or make it fly with the wind???

    “troubled waters” or “sea of change” ????”

    Well, I guess we know the answer to THAT question!!! Sea of change indeed. And as Katharina so aptly says, Burn is ALL of us, not just David and Anton. We’ve ridden some pretty rough waves together and now we’re here to celebrate. Bravo to all Burnians! What’s not to love???


  • burn is a WINNER
    fantastic stuff… well worth all those beers and smokes you donated to the lucie judges, eh? :o)

    i still think the only way to get work is to do work.. find a place for it.. publish.. and then do more work..
    a ‘network’ of one editor will do that.. one client..

    right.. burn is ‘working’ and burn is getting noticed..

    brilliant stuff.. so proud of everyone contributing thoughts and pictures..
    wake up europe.. it’s a sunny day.

  • sea of change…
    chris bickford needs to write a song….

  • David/Anton/All…Just read the news. Many many congrats! What an amazing ride it has been for the past couple of years from Road Trips. Let’s hope it just keeps on going!


  • i promised myself i’d never use capitals here again ; )
    but under the circumstances…



  • DAH, Anton

    You thought you had submissions before. Ha. You better be looking to hire some picture editors…

  • 6am.. top cat waking up.. running..
    grat stuff.. thanks for the ‘sink or swim’ memory pat :o)

  • Talk about a vote of confidence for burn.
    DAH and Anton your hard work has not gone unnoticed.

    Big congrats!

  • fantastic! eating a caribbean popsicle in celebration :)


    Woke up this morning thinking, “Did Burn get it?” and what a joy to find out that all BURNIANS can now celebrate. So much achieved in just a few months and the best yet to come I am sure!!! You guys can be very proud!!!!



  • ALL…

    as i said from the stage tonight, Burn is an audience driven magazine…YOU won….ok, i have had too much tequila to write any more….now, we really have a lot of work to do…FYI, this was not an online category…the others in this category were print magazines…….in any case, i hope a simple thanks from the bottom of my heart will suffice for the moment…

    hugs, cheers, david

  • a civilian-mass audience

    AM I LATE ???

    I love you
    I love you

    ALLLLLLLLLLLLLL and the Universe and …I will shout to the whole word !!!


    P.S I will be back , I have to recover …BURN is a MASS driven magazine…
    Thank you SOCRATES, the mom of MR.HARVEY who had an idea to have a baby like MR.DAH’s and the mom of ANTON’sand the mom of KERRY’s and the wives and the husbands and the kids who are behind the scenes and they are supporting the PHOTOGRAPHERS …THANK YOU everyone for the visual stimulation …hiohihi

    BURN is only a baby and there is a VISION for this baby. The bar has been raised …!!!
    Drinks on the mass Audience today !!!

  • David, Anton Congratulations! Fantastic news. But I knew it. I knew you’d win even though I hardly know most of the other contenders. Burn has a winner’s aura. You had to win. As the Burn motto goes WHAT NOT TO LOVE! You thought you were busy before…. I’m so proud to a part of Burn. Thank you for being here or us, David and Congratulations everyone.

  • Congratulations to all but particularly to David. David, you have reinterpreted the photo essay. One of the most important things you are doing is proving that there is an audience for good, inventive visionary storytelling. Magazines are failing because they shoot for the lowest common denominator.
    Burn doesn’t, its pure.
    All best from South Sudan
    -Stephen Alvarez

  • !!! WOW !!! David, Anton, all Burnians, Congratulations!!!

  • Yeeee haaaawwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!

    wooooop de wooooop,
    loooop de looooop

    in the place to beeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

    Burnians this is a code red, repeat CODE RED

    Civi… ya getting this???
    i said ‘CODE RED’
    and i ain’t talkin ’bout no commies neither…

    i’m breaking every darn rule in the goddam book to send y’all this
    i’m on a mission ya see
    NASA might even pull me back for breakin the silence, but to heck with em!
    ya hear me boys…
    to heck with y’awl

    sometimes, ya gotta do what ya gotta do
    get on ya steed
    play some Peeee funk
    wave ya nikons in the air
    wave em like ya just don’t care

    Captain DAH – Sir… (i’m holdin ma hat on ma heart now – i’m tellin y’awl
    that cause not even your eagle eye can see me out here) behind every great posse
    there’s a great Sherif and you sir are one heck of a dude sir

    yes Civi, i said ONE HECK OF A DUDE…

    Now, i’m gonna let y’awl into a little secret…

    i’ve got with me up here a foil rapped (yes foil – those boys at NASA love the foil…)
    tuxedo jacket (extra extra large size so it can fit over ma space suit) and i’ve got it here
    because it can get kinda lonely out here, at the perimeter…
    and sometimes i feel the need to celebrate like it was 1999…
    just for the darn heck of it…

    but tonight (it’s always night here, even when the suns shining brighter then a Texan noon…
    kinda confusing that, but ya get used to it, in a wierd sorta way…
    anyhow, tonight…

    I gotta a real reason to tap it, un-rap it and put it on!
    just for y’awl…
    heck i’m even gonna try drinking a miniature Moet i’ve got stashed away,
    through a straw! (don’t try that at home folks) ya see we study deep science
    out here,and i can tell y’awl that;

    1 idy biddy bottle like that
    1 good ol NASA straw
    zero gravity

    well ya can imagine…
    straight to the membrane…

    can ya imagine that Civi? can ya????

    and thats a global round
    (just keep them there receipts and send em in to Houston – tell em
    Space Cowboy sent y’awl) Heck! they owe me for long service leave
    it’s the least they can do…
    and don’t believe em if they say they ain’t got no cash,
    heck them boys have got money to BURN……..

    now ain’t that the truth – ruth.

    Civi…. Champagne breakfast – with beans on the side…

    What Not to Love Peace & Photography

    Yeeee haaaawwww !!!! for Burn

    Yeeee haaaawwww !!!! !!!! !!!! !!!!

    ç√∫µ∫©∂∆∆∆√√∆©ƒƒ˚¬æ………˚∆˙˙˙©©ƒƒ∂∂ßß∆˙¨©¥ƒ∂´ß˙∆ (thats secret code y’awl ; )

  • CONGRATULATIONS David, Anton and the whole community at Burn!

  • THANKS AUDREY! :-)))))

    I wonder if the nomination and acceptance have been video-ed. I hope so. David looked pretty dapper for the occasion. Our man in black! (or is that Bruce Willis…. nahhh, that’s David!).

    Just a word for 2 great sites that also deserve more than mention, for the dedication of their owners and the quality of photography and information: Pete Marovich’s 37th frame, and Ka-set, about Cambodia today, by John Vink and friends. With BURN, my Olympic podium 2009.

  • JV
    “Well toasted guys…”
    harvey most probably is :o)

  • Congratulations to all BurnianS out there.
    David and Anton thanks to your hard work BURN is on the map…

    Keep up.



  • Magazine of the year and not one year old yet………neat.

    cant wait for year two.


  • Unbelievable. Congratulations to maestros Anton, David, and all the photographers who have shown here. The journey continues. Great things coming.


    Congratulations!!! I am happy for you! Keep going. Burn is hot.


  • excellent stuff………….. DAVID, ANTON,……………..

  • Congratulation to Everybody and David and Anton expecially… We WONNnnnnn..

    WO WO WO

  • Well deserved! Congratulations!!

    Nir Alon
    http://TIPUSIM.com in Jerusalem

  • Congratulation David, Anton, and all the staff!!!

  • I tried to stay awake to see who wins but lost the fight against sleep. Even woke up late this morning (because of keeping up so late)
    Oh man, I am so so happy! Congratulations to all – but most of all to DAH and Anton, who spent nightshifts after nightshifts putting BURN togehter. And who had the guts and believes to do it even though funding was not secured.

    I remember well sitting in Perpignan last fall, a little more than a year ago, in front of Café de la Poste, with a huge RoadTrip group brainstorming about what would become BURN only shortly after. That was before BURN had a name. And right after that DAH did an edit on Lance’s Thirst for Grid photographs right there … An essay we were lucky to have seen developing and published on BURN later.

    And I remember that Anton almost did not make it to Perpignan … :-))))
    Wow … I am sooooo glad he did eventually.

    I still have some pictures of that event in front of Café de la Poste. Will see to it that I find them.

    Once again … CONGRATULATIONS to all!!!! This is really something to be so proud of!!
    Geez… what a day! :)))

  • Great news to wake up to!!
    Congratulations David, Anton, the staff and all the Burnians!!!!
    (feeling more and more like an ant witnessing an avalanche!) :-)

  • WELL DONE THAT MAN……both those men!

  • David, Anton, and all those Burn contributors.

    To receive this recognition when up against some of the long established print magazines is truly a great achievement. Does this suggest that Burn – as a model for publishing photography – is the future? Perhaps. The rate that editorial publications are laying off staff and cutting costs indicates that we may be experiencing a revolution in the publishing world.

    For me, the printed page still has great value and importance, but it has to have quality work printed on it, and that is getting harder and harder to find.

    If the quality work ends up on on-line publications, then that is where the readers will look.

    Burn winning the Lucie suggests that this is already happening.

    Burn now has to forget all of this fuss and keep focused and keep moving forward, as I’m sure it will.

    Well done. I’m pleased to have contributed and see my essay up there with a lot of great work.



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