This year’s Platinum Award-winning Photographers are Athena Azevedo, Ricardo de Vicq de Cumptich, Tim Flach, Bjorn Iooss, Parish Kohanim, Gregory Reid, Mark Seliger, Adam Voorhes, and Dan Winters.
Work was judged by a panel of award-winning Photographers, all Graphis Masters: Craig Cutler, Parish Kohanim, RJ Muna, and Lennette Newell. Also presented is an In Memoriam feature on Graphis Master Photographer Pete Turner, which includes his biography and some of his most extraordinary photographs. As always, a list of international. Photography museums are also presented.
Platinum and Gold Award Winners describe their assignments, approaches, and results, providing valuable 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.