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New exhibit from NMA-winning photographer Mark Peckmezian

A new solo exhibition by National Magazine Award-winning photographer Mark Peckmezian is set to open on Friday, November 22 at the O’Born Contemporary gallery in Toronto.

The Canadian photographer, now based in New York, won the Gold National Magazine Award last year in Portrait Photography, for “Never Left Art School” (a series with Douglas Coupland) in Montecristo magazine. He was previously a finalist for the Best New Visual Creator award in 2010, for “A Man Called Cope” (Report on Business).

The exhibition, “Pictures,” is on display until December 21.

From the O’Born Contemporary site: Working within portraiture and documentary photography, Peckmezian attempts to leverage the analog-digital divide, producing work that draws into relief the enduring value of analog processes in our new digital-dominated photographic landscape. He recently completed his BFA in Photography from Ryerson University in Toronto, and is represented for commercial and editorial work by Stash. His photographs have been published in Prefix Photo, on the cover of Report on Business and Function, and have been selected for inclusion in Flash Forward, touring internationally.

More: Mark Peckmezian in the NMA Archive

Meet the NMA Finalists for Words & Pictures

The National Magazine Award for Words & Pictures goes to the best example of a magazine article whose impact lies in the successful integration of text and visuals as inseparable elements, reflecting collaboration between writers, editors, visual artists and art directors. The Gold and Silver winners will be revealed at the 36th NMA Gala on June 7.
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Here are this year’s nominees…

"On Thin Ice" (Canada's History)

“On Thin Ice” (Canada’s History) – Text and illustrations by Aislin, art direction by Michel Groleau, edited by Mark Reid

"Play it Again, Sam" (Cottage Life)

“Play it Again, Sam” (Cottage Life) – Text by Jay Teitel, photography by Derek Shapton, art direction by Kim Zagar, edited by Blair Eveleigh

"Avons-nous un devoir envers eux?" (ELLE Quebec)

“Avons-nous un devoir envers eux?” (ELLE Québec) – Text by Dominique Forget, photography by Tim Flach, art direction by Nancy Pavan, edited by Louise Dugas

"For Love of Country" (enRoute)

“For Love of Country” (enRoute) – Text by Jean-François Légaré, photography by Leda & St. Jacques, art direction by Nathalie Cusson, photo editing by Julien Beaupré Ste-Marie, edited by Philippe Gohier

"5 Star Tribute" (More)

“5 Star Tribute” (More) – Text by Kim Pittaway, art direction by Faith Cochran, edited by Linda Lewis and Sarah Moore, with contributions from Shelley Frayer.

"We Built That" - Report on Business

“We Built That” (Report on Business) – Text by John Daly, photography by Cindy Blazevic, art direction by Domenic Macri, edited by John Daly

"The Six Habits of Highly Successful Art Collectors" (Report on Business)

“The Six Habits of Highly Successful Art Collectors” (Report on Business) – Text by Sara Angel, photography by Markian Lozowchuk, art direction by Domenic Macri, edited by Dave Morris and David Fielding

"Ringmasters" (The Walrus)

“Ringmasters” (The Walrus) – Text by Sean Michaels, photography by Roger LeMoyne, art direction by Brian Morgan, edited by Sasha Chapman.

"Oh, for Just One Time..." (Up Here)

“Oh, for Just One Time…” (Up Here) – Text by Margo Pfeif; photography by Lee Narraway, Eric McNair-Landry, and Sarah McNair-Landry; art direction by John Pekelsky; edited by Aaron Spitzer

Congratulations to all the nominees in Words & Pictures. The Gold and Silver winners will be revealed at the 36th annual National Magazine Awards gala on June 7 at The Carlu in Toronto. [INFO & TICKETS]

Meet the NMA Finalists for:
Art Direction for an Entire Issue
Photojournalism & Photo Essay
Best New Magazine Writer
Illustration
Magazine Covers
Online Video
Portrait Photography
Magazine Website of the Year
Best Single Issue
Tablet Magazine of the Year

Meet the NMA Finalists for Portrait Photography

For this year’s National Magazine Awards the judges have selected eight finalists in the category Portrait Photography, which honours excellence in any single photograph or series of photographs of a person or persons. Gold and Silver winners will be presented at the 36th NMA Gala on June 7.
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Here are this year’s nominees…

"Never Left Art School." Photography by Mark Peckmezian for Montecristo.

“Never Left Art School.” Photography by Mark Peckmezian for Montecristo.

"Art Investing." Photography by Markian Lozowchuck for Report on Business.

“Art Investing.” Photography by Markian Lozowchuck for Report on Business.

"On His Mark." Photography by Chris Muir for Sportsnet.

“On His Mark.” Photography by Chris Muir for Sportsnet.

"Sue-Ann Levy." Photography by Markian Lozowchuk for The Grid.

“Sue-Ann Levy.” Photography by Markian Lozowchuk for The Grid.

"After Midnight." Photography by Jaime Hogge for The Walrus.

“After Midnight.” Photography by Jaime Hogge for The Walrus.

"25 Most Stylish." Photography by Francisco Garcia for Toronto Life.

“25 Most Stylish.” Photography by Francisco Garcia for Toronto Life.

"Blade Runner." Photography by Carlo Ricci for Vancouver Magazine.

“Blade Runner.” Photography by Carlo Ricci for Vancouver Magazine.

"Frankly Jann." Photography by Bryan Adams for Zoomer.

“Frankly Jann.” Photography by Bryan Adams for Zoomer.

Congratulations to all the nominees in Portrait Photography. The Gold and Silver winners will be revealed at the 36th annual National Magazine Awards gala on June 7 at The Carlu in Toronto. [INFO & TICKETS]

Meet the NMA Finalists for:
Art Direction for an Entire Issue
Photojournalism & Photo Essay
Best New Magazine Writer
Illustration
Magazine Covers
Online Video

Meet the NMA Finalists for Photojournalism & Photo Essay

At this year’s National Magazine Awards gala there will be 7 finalists in the category Photojournalism & Photo Essay, sponsored by CNW Group. Yesterday on this blog we chatted with last year’s winner, Ian Willms. Today we take a look at the nominees vying for the top prize this year. Gold and Silver awards will be presented at the NMA Gala on June 7.
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"For Love of Country," photography by Leda & St. Jacques, for enRoute

“For Love of Country,” photography by Leda & St. Jacques for enRoute

"Le grand débarquement," photographie par Christian Fleury, pour Jobboom

“Le grand débarquement,” photographie par Christian Fleury pour Jobboom

"Canada's Best Restaurants," photography by John Cullen for Maclean's

“Canada’s Best Restaurants,” photography by John Cullen for Maclean’s

"Les réfugiés de Zaatari," photographie par Valérian Mazataud pour L'actualité

“Les réfugiés de Zaatari,” photographie par Valérian Mazataud pour L’actualité

"Au coeur d’Attawapiskat," photographie par Renaud Philippe pour L'actualité

“Au coeur d’Attawapiskat,” photographie par Renaud Philippe pour L’actualité

"The Jews of Morocco," photography by Aaron Vincent Elkaim for Maisonneuve

“The Jews of Morocco,” photography by Aaron Vincent Elkaim for Maisonneuve

"On the Cut," photography by Brett Gundlock for Report on Business

“On the Cut,” photography by Brett Gundlock for Report on Business

Congratulations to all the nominees in Photojournalism & Photo Essay. The Gold and Silver winners will be revealed at the 36th annual National Magazine Awards gala on June 7 at The Carlu in Toronto. [INFO & TICKETS]

Meet the NMA Finalists for:
Art Direction for an Entire Issue

Off the Page, with photographer Ian Willms

Off the Page is an exclusive series produced by the NMAF that reaches out to former National Magazine Award winners to find out what their awards have meant to them and what they’re up to now. As we prepare for this year’s NMA bash, we catch up with National Magazine Award-winning photographer Ian Willms.

NMAF: Last year you won the Gold National Magazine Award for Photojournalism & Photo Essay for “In the Shadow of the Oilsands” published in This Magazine. How has winning this award helped you expand your career?

Ian Willms (Tintype by Marek Warunkiewicz)

Ian Willms: The NMA is a big award and I’m extremely grateful to have won it. I’m sure it has done quite a bit to promote my work and lift my profile as a documentary photographer. Above all else, I’m happy that this award brought the story to more viewers.

NMAF: What advice, either professional or artistic, would you give to current and future Photojournalism & Photo Essay NMA candidates? 

Ian Willms: Stay true to the vision that you have for your work. It’s so easy to lose that in the editorial realm. Take the time necessary to do the work that matters to you, in the way that you believe it needs to be done; even if it’s not profitable.

“In the Shadow of the Oilsands” by Ian Willms, This Magazine (Mar/Apr 2011)

NMAF: Since winning the NMAF Gold award, what photography projects have you completed?

Ian Willms: I’ve been working on a photo essay that explores the religious oppression of Mennonites in Europe and Russia during the 16th-20th centuries. The work is called “Why We Walk” and can be seen at www.ianwillms.com/whywewalk.

Ian Willms is a freelance photographer based in Toronto. You can view his work at ianwillms.com. His work has been exhibited extensively in Canada and around the world, and he’s currently a member of the Boreal Collective and Reportage by Getty Images Emerging Talent.

Special thanks to Jordanna Tennebaum for the interview with Ian. Tomorrow on the Magazine Awards blog we’ll throw the spotlight on this year’s finalists for Photojournalism & Photo Essay.

Alberta Views Magazine presents Photography Contest

Alberta Views, the political and social affairs monthly which was named Canada’s Magazine of the Year for 2008, is looking for a new view of the province, and thus presenting a Photography Contest in which the winner will receive $1000 and publication in the magazine.

The deadline for entries is February 28, 2013.

One entry costs $30 and includes a one-year subscription to the magazine (subsequent entries cost $15, and include subscriptions you can offer your friends and family).

Check out Alberta Views for all the details.

Spotlight: The National Magazine Award for Best New Visual Creator

Photographer Jake Rosenberg accepts the award for Best New Visual Creator at the 35th National Magazine Awards gala.

Photographer Jake Rosenberg accepts the award for Best New Visual Creator at the 35th National Magazine Awards gala.

The award for Best New Visual Creator is one of our special awards, which recognizes excellence in illustration, photography or digital image creation by a young Canadian artist in a Canadian magazine. [Version française ici]

Submissions in this category are open to students as well as young magazine artists whose early work in Canadian magazines shows the highest degree of craft and promise.

The competition is open to work published during 2012 in either print or digital Canadian magazines, including online magazines and tablet editions. Individuals may enter their own work (see the full requirements here), but editors, art directors and teachers are encouraged to nominate the talented young artists they’ve worked with, even discovered.

Details:

  • Entry Fee: $25
  • Deadline: January 16, 2013
  • Requirements: Tear sheets plus a letter of recommendation
  • Finalists: A shortlist of 3 finalists will be announced May 1, 2013
  • Winners: The winner will be revealed at the NMA Gala on June 7, 2013
  • Prize: The winner receives a cash prize of $500, a certificate, industry recognition on stage, and promotion of their work in various NMAF publications; the other two finalists will receive Honourable Mention, a certificate, various publicity, and their work will appear in the NMA archives.
  • More information: Visit our website for complete submissions and award details.
  • To Submit: Click here to register online.

Last year’s three finalists included a photographer, a digital illustrator, and a visual-arts collective. The winner was The Coveteur, for their curation called “Strictly Top Shelf” in Report on Business magazine (below).

Read our interview with The Coveteur about their National Magazine Award and their visual creations.

Byron Eggenschwiler created this image for the cover of the 33rd NMA Program.

Byron Eggenschwiler created this image for the cover of the 33rd NMA Program.

The inaugural winner of this award in 2009 was illustrator Byron Eggenschwiler, now a multiple National Magazine Award winner who also designed the creative for the 33rd National Magazine Awards. Byron was a double winner at the 2011 National Magazine Awards, with a Gold in Spot Illustration and a Silver in Illustration.

Read more about Best New Visual Creator and the National Magazine Awards.

The submissions deadline is January 16, 2013.

[Click here to Submit] [Version française]

Related Post: Off the Page, with The Coveteur

Gaspésie Photography Festival includes Exhibits by NMA Winners

The third annual Gaspésie International Photography Festival (Rencontres internationales de la photographie en Gaspésie) is underway in eastern Quebec through September 10, with exhibitions by more than 30 photographers from Canada, the US and Europe.

But next week marks the highlight of the summer event–la Semaine professionnel–with workshops and conferences open to the public, and a chance to interact with many of the featured photographers. Among the participants this year are National Magazine Award-winning conceptual photographer Edward Burtynsky, whose exhibit “Oil” looks quite fascinating.

The festival is organized by former NMA nominee and renowned Quebec photographer Jean-François Bérubé, whose exhibit of portraitures is entitled “Gaspésiennes.”

The festival is promoted by various tourism outfits of Quebec and the Gaspésie region, and is more than a great excuse to sojourn on that beautiful peninsula this summer. Find out more at www.photogaspesie.ca.

Photo courtesy Edward Burtynsky / photogaspesie.ca

Cottage Life wants your photos (and your kids’ photos, too)

Venerable Cottage Life magazine is holding a series of photography contests this summer, looking for the most exquisite images from your cottage life.

Categories include Action, Life at the Cottage, Landscapes & Nature, and Photos by Kids (15 and under).

One grand prize winner and first-, second- and third-place winners in each category will receive various prizes courtesy of Nikon and Lowepro, plus publication in the Winter 2012-2013 issue of Cottage Life.

The deadline for entries is September 10. Get more contest details here.

Up Here magazine hosts photography contest

Going north this summer? Really, really north? Then hone your photography skills and consider entering Up Here magazine’s summer 2012 photo contest.

There are 4 categories (Science & Nature; People & History; Travel & Adventure; Arts & Culture) and the grand prize is an iPad. Winners (it’s unclear how many) will also be published in the October 2012 issue of Up Here, Canada’s premier outdoor magazine for the north (and a former winner of the National Magazine Award for Magazine of the Year).

The deadline for entries is September 1. Photographs must be taken in Canada’s north (by which they probably mean Nunavut, the Northwest Territories or the Yukon).

More details here.

Meet the NMA Finalists for Photojournalism

The 35th anniversary National Magazine Awards are coming up on June 7 at The Carlu in Toronto. This year our judges selected 3 finalists in the category Photojournalism & Photo Essay, sponsored by CNW Group.

Here are this year’s nominees (click on the image to view the complete essays):

“Bretton (Two Men and a Mountain)” – Report on Business. Photography by Christopher Wahl

“In the Shadow of the Oilsands” – This Magazine. Photography by Ian Willms

“Amazon of the North” – The Walrus. Photography by Eamon Mac Mahon

The winner will be revealed June 7 at the 35th anniversary National Magazine Awards. Tickets are on sale now.

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Meet the NMA Finalists for: Best New Visual Creator | Art Direction for an Entire Issue | Magazine Covers | Magazine of the Year–Digital | Words & Pictures | Single Service Article Package

Meet the NMA finalists for Best New Visual Creator

Last week the NMAF announced the nominees for the 35th anniversary National Magazine Awards. This year there are 3 finalists for the special award Best New Visual Creator. The category Best New Visual Creator is generously sponsored by the Reader’s Digest Foundation.

This award will go to an illustrator, photographer or digital image creator whose early work in magazines (print or digital) shows the highest degree of craft and promise. The award is open to students and magazine photographers and illustrators with a maximum of two years’ experience in professional journalism.

For 2011 there are 3 finalists. Click on the image to view the full work.

Trevor Melanson, for Canadian Business

What the judges said about Trevor Melanson:
With an impressive capacity to reduce, organize and visualize complex data, Trevor Melanson is an exceptional, natural talent in the digital medium. He has a unique ability to fashion raw information as engaging and editorial content for readers. His visual style is absolutely brilliant.

The Coveteur, for Report on Business

What the judges said about The Coveteur:
A tasteful curation of photographs that succeeds in magnifying the desirability of objects, The Coveteur’s “Gifts” are a perfect balance of style and composition.  The look and feel engages the viewer effortlessly, which speaks to the impressive talent of this young trio: stylist Stephanie Mark, designer Erin Kleinberg, and photographer Jake Rosenberg. We’ll be seeing lots more of their work in the future.

Andrew B. Myers, for Report on Business

What the judges said about Andrew B. Myers:
A photographer who possesses the ability to give soul to a lifeless subject, Andrew B. Myers has very honestly captured the unfulfilled promise of solar power with an empty sky, thawing snow on a monotonous field of panels, and the hint of solar flare. His approach to the subject is thoughtful, and his composition elegant and imbued with meaning.

The winner of the 2011 National Magazine Award for Best New Visual Creator will be announced at the 35th anniversary NMA gala on June 7 in Toronto. Tickets are available now.

National Magazine Award-winning Portrait Photography 2007-2010

As we count down to the announcement – May 1 – of the nominees for the 35th anniversary National Magazine Awards, we’re taking a look back at some of the award-winning creative from the past four years. Today: Gold award winners in the category Portrait Photography.

2007

"Miss Canadiana" - Photography by Robyn Cumming; The Walrus

2008

"The Second Coming of Peter Lougheed" - Photography by Clay Stang; Report on Business

 2009

"Stand and Deliver" - Photography by Gregory Crow; Vancouver Magazine

2010

"Nickelled and Damned" - Photography by Louie Palu; Report on Business

The 35th anniversary National Magazine Awards will be held on June 7. Nominations and ticket information coming May 1 at www.magazine-awards.com.

National Magazine Award-winning Photojournalism & Photo Essays, 2007-2010

 As we count down to the announcement – May 1 – of the nominees for the 35th anniversary National Magazine Awards, we’re taking a look back at some of the award-winning creative from the past four years. Today: Gold award winners in the category Photojournalism & Photo Essay. (This year, this category is generously sponsored by CNW Group.)

2007

"The Doctor is Out" - Photography by Wendell Phillips, Vancouver Magazine

2008

"Serbia, the Sad South" - Photography by Roger LeMoyne, Maisonneuve

2009

"Closing Time" - Photography by George Webber, Swerve

2010

"Dark Element" - Photography by Donald Weber, The Walrus

The 35th anniversary National Magazine Awards will be held on June 7. Nominations and ticket information coming May 1 at www.magazine-awards.com.

National Magazine Award-winning Still-Life Photography 2007-2010

As we count down to the announcement – May 1 – of the nominees for the 35th anniversary National Magazine Awards, we’re taking a look back at some of the award-winning creative from the past four years. Today: Gold award winners in the category Still-Life Photography.

2007

"Recipe for Success" - Photography by Peter Schafrick; enRoute

2008

"Global Scents" - Photography by Natasha V; Glow Magazine

2009

"From All Different Walks of Life" - Photography by Peter Ash Lee; Corduroy Magazine

2010

"This Little Piggy Went to Market" - Photography by Kourosh Keshiri; Maisonneuve

The 35th anniversary National Magazine Awards will be held on June 7. Nominations and ticket information coming May  1 at www.magazine-awards.com.

National Magazine Award-winning Fashion & Beauty Layouts, 2007-2010

As we count down to the announcement – May 1 – of the nominees for the 35th anniversary National Magazine Awards, we’re taking a look back at some of the award-winning creative from the past four years. Today: Gold award winners in the category Fashion & Beauty. (This year for the first time, Fashion and Beauty will be awarded as two separate categories. The Beauty category this year is generously sponsored by L’Oréal Canada.)

2007

"Cable Girl" - Fashion Magazine. Photography by Gabor Jurina. Styling by Susie Sheffman. Art Direction by Antony Smith.

2008

"Prêt à parcour" - Driven Magazine. Photography by Mark Zibert. Styling by Luke Langsdale. Art Direction by Kelly Kirkpatrick.

2009

"Into the Wild" - Flare. Photography by Chris Nicholls. Styling by Elizabeth Cabral. Art Direction by Tanya Watt.

2010

"Oh So Coco" - Flare. Photography by Chris Nicholls. Styling by Elizabeth Cabral. Art Direction by Tanya Watt.

The 35th anniversary National Magazine Awards will be held on June 7. Nominations and ticket information coming May 1 at www.magazine-awards.com.

NMA Winner Benoit Aquin’s new photo exhibit of Haiti

On Saturday, April 14, National Magazine Award-winning photojournalist Benoit Aquin hosted a reception for his latest exhibit at the Stephen Bulger Gallery in Toronto. The collection, titled Haïti, focuses on the recovery and resilience of this nation plagued by natural disasters, political unrest, and poverty.

Aquin made his first trip to Haiti fifteen years ago and has been a regular visitor and documenter ever since. The people and culture have touched him deeply, and the collection on exhibit at the Stephen Bulger Gallery until April 28 was amassed over several trips made in the months following the January 2010 earthquake. It showcases a vibrant people determined to pick up their lives after the disaster.

Aquin’s work has appeared in several magazines including Report on Business,  Maclean’s and Canadian Geographic. He won a National Magazine Award in 2007 for “The Chinese Dust Bowl” published in The Walrus.

If you’re in Toronto this month you should check it out. We hope to see more of Benoit’s thought-provoking work in the future.

NMAF intern Wajiha Suboor with Benoit Aquin at the Stephen Bulger Gallery

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