Fred Koenekampwill receive the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) LifetimeAchievement Award at the annual Outstanding Achievement Awards on Feb 20 2005 in LosAngeles.

Koenekamp began his career in 1964 with television's The Man FromU.N.C.L.E., and seven years later earned his first of three Academy Awardnominations for Patton.

He shared the Oscar with Joseph Biroc in 1975 for The ToweringInferno and another nomination followed for in 1978 for Islands In The Stream.

Over the course of a career spanning four decades Koenekamp workedon such pictures as Papillon, Kansas City Bomber, The Amityville Horror, and Fun With Dick And Jane, which columbia Pictures is remaking.

"Fred Koenekamp was in the front ranks of a new wave of cinematographerswho entered the industry and enriched the art of visual storytelling during the1960s and 1970s," ASC president Richard Crudo said in a statement.

"His work was original and innovative. He has entertained andeducated audiences with a remarkably enduring body of work. His adventurousspirit and artistry are a source of inspiration for filmmakers everywhere."