Queen's Quarterly receives gold medal at National Magazine Awards
The Queen’s Quarterly recently took top prize in the Conceptual Photography category at the 2011 National Magazine Awards for “Five Views of Catastrophe,” a selection of images by the award-winning Toronto photographer Edward Burtynsky, LLD’07.
The photo essay, which was published in the Winter 2010 issue, chronicles the impact of the oil spill catastrophe that occurred in the Gulf of Mexico last year.
“The essay is important from a political, ecological and artistic point of view. The effects that Mr. Burtynsky manages to capture speak for themselves. These violent images overpower the viewer, which I believe is the reason the essay won the gold medal,” says Boris Castel, Editor, Queen’s Quarterly.
The National Magazine Awards recognize Canada’s best magazine writers, editors, illustrators, designers and photographers. The publication has garnered seven gold medals over the last 10 years.
“The gold medals are very encouraging for the Quarterly as well as for Queen’s as a publisher and supporter of an international medium of intellectual information,” says Dr. Castel.
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