Professional Photographer Magazine Wins 18 Awards in a Year

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The official magazine of Professional Photographers of America is lauded for general excellence, best service journalism, best single issue and more from the Magazine Association of the Southeast’s GAMMA Awards.

My sense in reading this magazine is that the take-home value for readers is very high.

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Professional Photographer magazine, official magazine of Professional Photographers of America, took home a stack of 18 awards during the Magazine Association of the Southeast’s GAMMA Awards on April 29, 2010.

Recognizing editorial and design excellence in magazine publishing, the GAMMA Awards validate Professional Photographer’s 100 years of helping readers excel in the photographic industry with professional advice and inspiration. Of special note are the Gold top spots for General Excellence and Best Single Issue, applauding the magazine’s overall performance.

“More than just pretty pictures, Professional Photographer is a strong business-to-business magazine that strikes an excellent balance of how-to content and business strategy,” says one judge. “My sense in reading this magazine is that the take-home value for readers is very high.”

The highly decorated magazine also won the Gold for Best Feature and Best Service Journalism while sweeping the podium for the Best Profile and Best Photography categories.

“For professional photographers, this feature alone is worth the cost of the subscription,” says a judge, referring to the March 2009 Hot One Award article that won Best Service Journalism. “[It] directly affects the bottom lines of the readers.”

Below are all the 2010 GAMMA Awards won by Professional Photographer:

General Excellence – Best overall packaging, content selection, writing, reporting, design and illustration.
Best Single Issue – December 2009
Best Feature – August 2009
Best Service Journalism – March 2009
Best Design – January and October 2009
Best Photography – September 2009
Best Profile – June 2009

Best Profile – January 2009
Best Photography – October 2009
Best Feature – December 2009
Best Series – April 2009

Best Profile – October 2009
Best Photography – June 2009
Best Series – December 2009
Best Service Journalism – June, July, August and September 2009
Best Single Cover – September 2009

Honorable Mention:
Best Single Cover – April 2009
Best Single Cover – July 2009

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), a worldwide non-profit association, exists to assist its 22,000 members in achieving their professional, artistic and fraternal goals; to promote public awareness of the profession; and to advance the making of images in all of its disciplines as an art, a science and a visual recorder of history. 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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