April 8, 2011

Alaska Press Club Awards!

 Last week I was happy to find out that the First Alaskans magazine with my photo of Terzah Poe on the front, and a feature on her inside, was awarded "Best Magazine Cover 2010" by the Alaska Press Club!
 I was told the magazine was going to enter it several months ago and completely forgot about it. It was a wonderful surprise when I read about it the day after the awards! (I didn't attend obviously!)

 The enclosed feature, "Terzah in a Hurry", took second place in the category of "Best Magazine Feature 2010". Writer Victoria Barber and I combined to create a wonderful piece on a truly amazing woman.

 I spent many hours with Terzah over the course of two months. We spent time on the job, during radio interviews, at home, at meetings, on the campaign trail with her husband Bob, and I even followed her up to Fairbanks for more work and time with her relatives. It was a real honor getting to know her a little. She really let me in to her life for this and I think it shows in the quality of images we were able to get.
 It's been my great pleasure to work with First Alaskans on several features so I'm glad to be a part of recognition for them as well! Thanks to Tony Hall for hiring me!
 Here is a scan of the double page opening of the feature: