Professional Photographer Magazine Wins Industry Awards

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Professional Photographer magazine is lauded for general excellence, best service journalism in helping photographers profitably run their businesses, and more from the Magazine Association of the Southeast’s GAMMA Awards.

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Professional Photographer gives photographers exactly what they need to profitably run their businesses.

Professional Photographer magazine, official magazine of Professional Photographers of America, is the magazine that professional photographers need to read, according to the Magazine Association of the Southeast’s GAMMA Awards judges. During those recent awards, Professional Photographer was named 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 104 years of helping readers excel in the photographic industry with professional advice and inspiration. In fact, the Gold top spots for General Excellence and Best Single Issue applaud the magazine’s overall performance and “highly practical content,” as one judge calls it.

Of special note, though, is the Best Service Journalism award granted to “The PPA Business Handbook,” a business guide for photographers created through the findings of PPA’s Financial Benchmark Survey.

“’The PPA Business Handbook' sets the gold standard for service journalism,” comments a GAMMA Awards judge. “Targeting its readership with laser-sharp precision, Professional Photographer gives photographers exactly what they need to profitably run their businesses. It delivers actionable advice presented in a variety of formulas.”

Below are all the 2011 GAMMA Awards won by Professional Photographer:

General Excellence – Best overall packaging, content selection, writing, reporting, design and illustration.
Best Photography – June 2010
Best Design – March/April 2010
Best Service Journalism – January 2010 / “The PPA Business Handbook”
Best Single Cover – July 2010
Best Feature – January 2010 / “Woman in Love”
Best Single Issue – May 2010

Best Profile – October 2010
Best Photography – April 2010
Best Single Cover – June 2010

Best Feature – January 2010 / “Beguiling Taste”

Honorable Mention:
Best Series – April 2010
Best Service Journalism – August 2010 / “The Competition You Can’t Lose”
Best Feature – July 2010 / “Dreamland”
Best Single Issue – January 2010

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 since 1869, exists to assist its 22,000 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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