Nominations for the 2007 National Magazine Awards have been released, and the art of photography is well represented on the list. This year the American Society of Magazine Editors added a third photo category to specifically honor the use of photojournalism in magazines. National Geographic received two nominations in separate categories. City magazine received two nominations in the “Photo Portfolio” category. Photographer James Nachtwey photographed two stories nominated in the “Photojournalism” category, one in National Geographic (for his piece on military medicine in Iraq) and one in Vanity Fair (for his piece on the effects of Agent Orange).

The winners will be announced at a ceremony at Jazz and Lincoln Center on May 1.

In the traditional “Photography” category, magazines enter three complete issues produced in 2006. The five magazines nominated for excellence in their use of photography are:

Country Home (Carol Sheehan, editor in chief; Mary Emmerling, creative director; Shelley Caldwell, art director)
Gourmet (Ruth Reichl, editor in chief; Richard Ferretti, creative director; Erika Oliveira, art director; Amy Koblenzer, photo editor)
Martha Stewart Living (Martha Stewart, founder; Margaret Roach, editorial director; Eric A. Pike, creative director; James Dunlinson and Joele Cuyler, art directors; Heloise Goodman, photography director)
National Geographic (Chris Johns, editor in chief; David Griffin, senior editor, photography; Susan A. Smith, deputy director, photography)
W (Patrick McCarthy, chairman and editorial director; Dennis Freedman, creative director; Edward Leida, group design director; Nathalie Kirsheh, art director; Nadia Vellam, photo editor)

In the “Photo Portfolio” category, which honors single portfolios, the nominees are:

City (for the March, 2006 story “Penitentiary,” photographed by Kenji Toma)
City (for the April, 2006 story “White Heat,” photographed by Horacio Salinas)
Details (for the August, 2006 story “How TV Became Hollywood’s Leading Man,” photographed by Michael Thompson)
Vogue (for the September, 2006 story “Teen Queen,” shot by Annie Leibovitz)
W (for the September, 2006 story “Welcome to the Motor City,” photographed by Bruce Weber)

In the new “Photojournalism” category, the nominees are:

Aperture (for the winter issue, 2006 story “Muslim Women of the Middle East and Afghanistan,” photographed by Alexandra Boulat
National Geographic (for the December, 2006 story “The Heroes, the Healing,” photographed by James Nachtwey)
The New Yorker (for the January 9, 2006 story “The Waste Land,” photographed by Robert Polidori)
The Paris Review (for the winter issue, 2006 story “Kiberia,” photographed by Jonas Bendiksen)
Vanity Fair (for the August, 2006 story “The Vietnam Syndrome,” photographed by James Nachtwey)