Monday, November 2, 2009
The crux of the Avant Guardian concept has always been the nationwide, open-call photography competition. Over the summer, we sifted through hundreds of online submissions to then commission, produce and publish a select 10. But this year, we peppered the entire book with the results. Five fashion shoots make up the Portfolio (pages 77 to 109), while architectural images and still-lifes open our Modem, Facade and Area departments and close the book in Suffix. And nestled on pages 38 to 41 is a beauty story that’s indicative of the imagination and resourcefulness at the heart of this issue and, frankly, of the art and editorial team that crafted it.