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Award season continued last night, as the American Society of Magazine Editors announced the winners of the 2009 National Magazine Awards.

PHOTO PORTFOLIO (honors creative photography and photo illustration)
Winner: The New Yorker, for “Service,” a series of portraits of American soldiers by Platon (above).
Finalists******: Bon Appétit (for “A Heritage Feast” __by by Tim Morris; **GQ  for “Whot It Takes,” __by Jeff Riedel; **Gourmet** for “Out of Sight” by Romulo Yanes; and** W** for “Come on Down to Nawlins_”_ by Bruce Weber; styled by Karl Temper, April.

PHOTOGRAPHY (recognizes excellence in magazine photography over three full issues)
Winner:  GQ  Jim Nelson, editor-in-chief; Fred Woodward, design director; Jim Moore, creative director; Anton Ioukhnovets, art director; Dora Somosi, director of photography, for August, November, December issues.
Finalists: Bon Appetit; National Geographic; T The New York Times Style Magazine;  and W.

PHOTOJOURNALISM (recognizes photographic documentation of an event or subject in real-time)
Winner: National Geographic, for “Who Murdered the Virunga Gorillas” by Brent Stirton (photo below)
Finalists: Harper’s Magazine  for “Life and Death” by Lynsey Addario;  The New York Times Magazine __for “A Cutting Tradtion”  Stephanie Sinclair;** The New York Times Magazine** for “The Children of God” __by Stephanie Sinclair; **Time** for “The Forgotten Plague” __by James Nachtwey