Professional Photographer Magazine Brings Home the Gold...and Silver and Bronze

January 8, 2013

Professional Photographer, official magazine of Professional Photographers of America, is what professional photographers need to read, according to the Magazine Association of the Southeast's 2012 GAMMA Awards. Among the 17 awards Professional Photographer brought home is one for General Excellence, which names it the best business-to-business/association magazine in the Southeast.

Recognizing editorial and design excellence in magazine publishing, the GAMMA Awards validate Professional Photographer's 100-plus years of helping readers excel in the photographic industry with professional advice and inspiration. In fact, winning the top spots for General Excellence and Best Service Journalism applaud the magazine's overall performance and ability to provide informative content in appealing ways.

One judge commented: "Professional Photographer knows how to select case studies that can educate their readership."

Below are all the 2012 GAMMA Awards won by Professional Photographer:

General Excellence – Best overall packaging, content selection, writing, reporting, design and illustration.
Best Service Journalism – "The Business of Being Sporty," December 2011
Best Design – April 2011
Best Feature – "Nature Redefined," November 2011
Best Series – "Little Stars" series, April 2011
Best Cover – August 2011 (right)
Best Photography – "Eat, Photograph, Love," October 2011
Best Profile – "Dream Reborn," December 2011

Best Single Issue – August 2011
Best Feature – "Eat, Photograph, Love," October 2011
Best Cover – April 2011 (left)
Best Photography – "A Fine Art," February 2011
Best Profile – "Second Life," March 2011

Best Single Issue – March 2011
Best Series – "Seasoned Palette" series, May 2011
Best Cover – January 2011 (right, bottom)
Best Profile – "Nature Redefined," November 2011

Professional Photographer, the official magazine of Professional Photographers of America, has helped readers advance careers in the photographic industry for more than 100 years. Each issue contains practical yet cutting-edge lessons in the artistic, business and technological aspects of professional photography. No other magazine offers a more influential presentation of the people, trends, products and photographs changing and defining the portrait, wedding and commercial photography landscape. For more information, visit

Professional Photographers of America (PPA), an international non-profit association for professional photographers with roots back to 1869, exists to assist its 24,000 members with unparalleled protection, education and resources to ensure their continued success in the photographic industry. For more information, visit

The Magazine Association of the Southeast (MAGS) is a professional organization of individuals, corporations and associates involved in the publishing industry in the Southeast. Founded in 1988, it promotes awareness of the value of magazines to the public, improves their quality by sharing knowledge and resources, and maintains high ethical standards in the industry. For more information, visit

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