On Seeing, A Journal #412
Graphis Annual Photography Award
December 8, 2020

Graphis, Inc. is one of the most important international publishers of books, annuals and journals on design, including, Advertising, Photography and Art/Illustration. It is dedicated to promoting and celebrating the most compelling work from around the globe in its annuals: Graphis Design Annual, Graphis Advertising Annual, Graphis Photography Annual, Graphis Annual Reports Annual, Graphis Poster Annual, and others.

Publisher and creative director,  B. Martin Pedersen  is one of the giants in the fields of graphic design and visual arts publishing.

Globally respected as a graphic superstar, elected into the Art Directors Hall of Fame in 1997, Pedersen has a four decade-long career highlighted by more than 300 industry awards.

A few covers of GRAPHIS Journals

I believe a yearly subscription to the regularly published Graphis Journal is a must for any creative in the field of communication design and art including photography and illustration.

For each of the Graphic annuals, there is a world-wide competition.Up to 500 entries from each competition are included in the online archive for future reference.With over 150,000 individual pieces of work in it’s repository, Graphis has the most significant collection of creative excellence worldwide and includes one of the most extensive archives of the work and biographical material from all periods dating back to 1944 when it was founded in Switzerland.

Graphis has just announced the winners for the 2021 Photography Annual and I am thrilled that my series of seven photographs to be among them.


These are the seven award-winning images from my recent “Beauty” studies.

Beauty Study, 1460. Sigail Currie


Beauty Study, 1461. Natalia Costa.


Beauty Study, 1480. Gaby Baden.


Beauty Study, 1475. Sigail Currie.


Dance Study, 1426. Veronica Dunlap.


Beauty Study, 1473. Caitlin Mundth.


Beauty Study, 1458. Gaby Baden.