Professional Photographer won the Magazine Association of the Southeast’s highest award, the Grand GAMMA, along with 14 other GAMMA awards on April 30, 2009. Among those awards are top-spot Gold GAMMAs for General Excellence, Best Single Issue, Best Magazine Website, Best Cover and Best Photography.
“Professional Photographer … creates a stunning visual impact of print. Add to that the service factor, and you have a magazine that starts and directs a conversation with its intended audience and does that extremely well,” said Samir Husni, Ph.D, one of the GAMMA Awards judges. “All things considered, Professional Photographer—through its editorial content, photography and design—rises to the top of the pot as the cream of the crop.”
Professional Photographer’s awards from the Magazine Association of the Southeast’s 2009 GAMMA Awards:
GRAND GAMMA: Magazine Association of the Southeast’s highest award.
GOLD—General Excellence: Best overall packaging, content selection, writing, reporting, design and illustration; Best Single Issue: November 2008, “How to Do Everything Better;” Best Single Cover: May 2008, Michael Spengler; Best Photography: January 2008, Howard Schatz; Best Magazine Website.
SILVER—Best Profile: January 2008, Howard Schatz, by Stephanie Boozer; Best Service Journalism: November 2008, “How to Do Everything Better;” Best Photography: September 2008, Elizabeth Messina.
BRONZE—Best Design: Overall; Best Single Cover: March 2008, Parker Pfister; Best Photography: April 2008, Allison & Jeff Rodgers; Best Profile: April 2008, Allison & Jeff Rodgers, by Jeff Kent; Best Service Journalism: February 2008, “2008 Hot One Awards,” edited by Jeff Kent.
HONORABLE MENTION—Best Feature: August 2008, “3 Photographers and a Baby,” by Jeff Kent.