GQ, National Geo, and New Yorker Win National Magazine Awards for Photography

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

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
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