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Yankee Magazine Wins 2013 National City and Regional Magazine Association (CRMA) Award for Photography

Yankee Magazine Wins 2013 National City and Regional Magazine Association (CRMA) Award for Photography
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Dublin, New Hampshire (May 22, 2013)—Yankee Magazine won a 2013 National City and Regional Magazine Award (CRMA) for Photography for “The Last Trap Fishermen of Rhode Island,” photographed by Markham Starr with text by Mel Allen. The photo essay appeared in Yankee’s July/August 2012 issue. The ceremony was held on May 20 at CRMA’s annual conference in Atlanta.

“This award recognizes the collective efforts that brought photographer Markham Starr’s images to the pages of Yankee. Photo editor Heather Marcus championed his work; art director Lori Pedrick wove his photos into a compelling narrative layout; and Markham captured the uncommon beauty and raw work within the trap-fishing industry,” said Mel Allen, editor of Yankee Magazine.

The Photography category judges entries based on how well the photographs, rather than words, tell a story and exhibit a conceptual approach to the subject. Magazine professionals from around the country selected the winners. According to the judges, “The Last Trap Fishermen” is:Deeply affecting and quietly dramatic; these images of a vanishing lifestyle are exquisitely nuanced in their depictions of the daily lives of fishermen.”

Yankee Magazine was named a finalist in the following categories:

The competition is open to members of CRMA and other qualified city and regional magazines throughout North America. It’s a 28-year-old national competition and has been coordinated by the University of Missouri School of Journalism on behalf of CRMA for 17 years.

More than 90 judges, including representatives from publications such as The Atlantic, Better Homes and Gardens, Bon Appétit, ESPN The Magazine, Esquire, Fast Company, Food Network Magazine, GQ, Ladies Home Journal, Men’s Health, National Geographic, New York Magazine, Outside, People, Popular Science, Rolling Stone, Runner’s World, Sports Illustrated,, Sunset Magazine, Taste of Home, TIME, The Washington Post and Whole Living as well as journalism professors from the Missouri School of Journalism, selected the finalists.

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Updated Friday, May 24th, 2013
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