On Wednesday December 7th, the Glaucoma Foundation honored Joe Lovett with the Kitty Carlisle Hart Award of Merit for Lifetime Achievement for his work on Going Blind. The event took place during the foundation’s annual Black & White Ball held at the Pierre Hotel in New York City. The Kitty Award is given each year to honor patients who make a difference despite visual impairments. Named for actress, singer, advocate and glaucoma patient, Kitty Carlisle Hart (1910-2007). Past award recipients include playwright, John Patrick Shanley; former New York Governor, David Paterson; and the forty-first President of the United States, George H.W. Bush.
The Going Blind film production and outreach team came out to celebrate. From left to right, the photograph includes Woo Jung Cho, Hilary Klotz Steinman, Jamie Hogan, James Cottrell, Oliver Mosier, Matthew Akers, Joseph Lovett, Jessica Jones and Willie. It’s worth noting that a group of energetic dinner guests, led by Joseph Lovett, danced long into the night.
The event was featured by photographer, Bill Cunningham in The New York Times style section.