Alta Journal is honored to be among the finalists for the 14th annual National A&E Journalism Awards from the Los Angeles Press Club.
These awards recognize the best in arts and entertainment reporting in 2021, and Alta has been nominated 17 times, in categories that range from profiles to commentary, photography to illustration, design to cover art.
We’re proud of our contributors and staff for this recognition and wish them luck as they go up against some of the best and most respected California-based publications, writers, and artists working in media. Winners will be announced on February 5, 2022. (The full list of LAPC nominees can be found here.)
Our nominations are as follows:
- Books: John Freeman.
- Feature Photo: Jason Henry, for photographs accompanying Ishmael Reed’s “The Thrill Is Gone.”
- Illustration: Mark Smith, for his work accompanying Judith Freeman’s “The Port of Missing Women” and Julian Smith’s “The Search of a Lifetime”; Victor Juhasz, for his work in “Reading and Writing California.”
- Page Layout: John Goecke, for Alta’s Noir special section and “The Search of a Lifetime.”
- Cover Art: John Goecke and Chris Sickels/Red Nose Studio, for The Next West.
- Personality Profile, Film Industry: Tim Greiving, for his look at Pinar Toprak, “The Billion-Dollar Composer.”
- Personality Profile, TV and Other Arts: Lynell George, for her look at Chuck Taggart, “Playing a Sweet Mix of Gumbo.”
- Personality Profile, Visual Arts/Architecture: Jessica Zack, for her piece about Andrea Zittel, “This Must Be the Place.”
- Arts Feature: Elaine Lee, for her story about the Threshold Choir, “Songs for the Dying.”
- Commentary/Analysis/Trend on Film: Peter Rainer, for “A Film Critic Takes Direction.”
- Analysis/Trend on Other Arts: Carla Blank, for “The Resurrection of Sister Aimee”; Denise Hamilton, for “Death Becomes Them.”
- Commentary Diversity/Gender: Keenan Norris, for “One Coyote”; Sydney Love, for “California’s White Wine Problem.”
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