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Spike Lee accepts SIFF award for directing

Posted in assignment work, editorial work, news by bermanphotos on May 28, 2009

I photographed Spike Lee accepting the 2009 Golden Space Needle Award for Directing at a Seattle International Film Festival ceremony held at The Egyptian Theater in Capitol Hill, Wednesday May 27, 2009.

I am used to restrictions any time a celebrity is in the room, but it was surprisingly difficult to make images of “just Spike accepting his award” and nothing of his moving and funny question-and-answer in front of a packed live audience.

Oh well.

Luckily I was able to make some nice images of Spike walking the red carpet and signing autographs after arriving outside in his black Cadillac Escalade.

Spike Lee signs autographs for fans outside before receiving the 2009 Golden Space Needle Award for Outstanding Achievement in Directing at a SIFF ceremony Wednesday May 27 at the Egyptian Theater. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

Spike Lee signs autographs for fans outside before receiving the 2009 Golden Space Needle Award for Outstanding Achievement in Directing at a SIFF ceremony Wednesday May 27 at the Egyptian Theater. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

Spike Lee listens to a question from an Art Institute of Seattle student who asked "how can a film maker succeed today?" before accepting the 2009 Golden Space Needle Award for Outstanding Achievement in Directing at a SIFF ceremony Wednesday May 27 at the Egyptian Theater. Lee is in town to promote his film Passing Strange. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com
Spike Lee poses for photographers before receiving the 2009 Golden Space Needle Award for Outstanding Achievement in Directing at a SIFF ceremony Wednesday May 27 at the Egyptian Theater. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

Spike Lee poses for photographers before receiving the 2009 Golden Space Needle Award for Outstanding Achievement in Directing at a SIFF ceremony Wednesday May 27 at the Egyptian Theater. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

Spike Lee, left, accepts from SIFF's Carl Spence the 2009 Golden Space Needle Award for Outstanding Achievement in Directing at a SIFF ceremony Wednesday May 27 at the Egyptian Theater. Lee is in town to promote his film Passing Strange. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

Spike Lee, left, accepts from SIFF's Carl Spence the 2009 Golden Space Needle Award for Outstanding Achievement in Directing at a SIFF ceremony Wednesday May 27 at the Egyptian Theater. Lee is in town to promote his film Passing Strange. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

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