The judging for the 30th SPD publication design awards was held in late January, 1995, at Parson’s School of Design in New York City. The competition chairs were Diana LaGuardia, design director of Conde Nast Traveler and Audrey Razgaitis, art director of Conde Nast Traveler. The two chairs gathered a stellar group of 36 judges, including magazine art directors and photo directors, plus some prestigious studio designers and even an editor. These photographs of all the judges by Steven Freeman were published in the SPD Gala 30 program, on May 5, 1995.
The magazine form is central to the story of fashion photography. In conjunction with the release this fall of Aperture Magazine’s fashion issue, guest edited by the esteemed fashion photography duo Inez & Vinoodh, this panel will explore the role of the magazine as a platform for innovation in fashion photography and for fostering the careers of many of the industry’s most important imagemakers. The conversation will touch upon independent magazines of the 1990s, such as i-D and The Face, and explore how publications today expand a tradition forged by these groundbreakers. Speakers include Inez & Vinoodh, who came up working for The Face in the 1990s and have since photographed for most major fashion publications; Penny Martin, editor of The Gentlewoman; Phil Bicker, creative director, designer and photo editor and former art director at The Face magazine; moderated by Charlotte Cotton, Visiting Faculty, Parsons Photography and author of The Photograph as Contemporary Art. Other notable guests to be announced. Sponsored by Aperture Foundation, Parsons Photography, the Vera List Center for Art and Politics and funded in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Image: Aperture Magazine, No. 216, Fall 2014, cover