International Platinum Award Winners Aliceblue, Craig Cutler, Colin Faulkner, Beth Galton, Andrew Grinton, Parish Kohanim, Lennette Newell, Kah Poon, Frank P. Wartenberg, and Christopher Wilson.
This year’s Judges, Award-winning Photographers Terry Heffernan, Jonathan Knowles, Jim Norton, A. Tamboly, and Christopher Wilson, have provided their valuable commentary and time, which resulted in 10 Platinum, 94 Gold, 160 Silver, and 122 Merit Winners. Platinum and Gold Winners each receive full-page presentations of their work, Silver and Merit-winning work is also displayed, and all 386 Award-winning submissions are permanently archived on Graphis.com. Museum Curator Carol Squiers and Director of Exhibitions and Collections Erin Barnett from the International Center of Photography in New York City are interviewed and featured with images of their exhibitions. As always, an extensive list of international Photography museums is also presented.
Platinum and Gold Winners describe the assignments, their approaches to the problems, and the results of their work, which give insight into their creative processes.
B. Martin Pedersen, CEO, Publisher, Designer, and Editorial Director at Graphis, is distinguished within the design industry for his sophisticated and enduring design sensibilities.
Under his leadership, Graphis organizes highly reputable international juried award competitions spanning the areas of Design, Advertising, Photography, Illustration, and New Talent. These competitions serve to discover, acknowledge and promote exceptional talent globally. Moreover, Mr. Pedersen is renowned for producing some of the highest-quality books in the design industry.
His contributions to the field have been recognized extensively with high-profile honors and awards. Among these are numerous commendations from the AIGA, Art Directors Club, and Type Directors Club. He has been conferred the inaugural Herb Lubalin Award for Excellence in Editorial Design by the Society of Publication Designers, the National Magazine Award for the Best Designed Magazine of the Year by Columbia University, and the AIGA Gold Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Design.
Furthermore, Mr. Pedersen has had the distinction of being inducted into the Art Directors Club Hall of Fame. He also holds the status of a member in the prestigious Alliance Graphique International (AGI). B. Martin Pedersen's portfolio and work represent a remarkable testament to his profound impact on the design industry.