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The PhotoMedia Group, Inc.

About The PhotoMedia GroupPlease note: PhotoMedia discontinued publication of its print edition after distribution of the Fall 2012 issue.

Now in its 25th year of publishing, PhotoMedia magazine targets serious creators and users of photography. It is intended to educate and inspire readers on all aspects of traditional and digital photography.

It is the only print publication of its sort in the entire United States – a regional magazine (concentrating on all states west of the Rocky Mountains except Hawaii) with broad photography industry coverage, which is distributed free to readers at strategic locations throughout the region including select specialty photo retailers, labs and service bureaus, photo schools and workshops, colleges with photo programs, and photo galleries throughout the western U.S. Paid subscriptions are also available for those preferring delivery by mail.

PhotoMedia magazine is published three times per year (Spring, Summer and Fall, approx. 28,000+ copies per issue) and is printed on a heat-set web press on 4-color-capable high-gloss paper throughout. Its 9? x 10-7/8? trim size affords a slightly larger-than-average format to present photographs and graphics with high impact in a very reader-friendly open design and careful attention to not crowding advertising or stories.

After looking over an issue of PhotoMedia, we are confident the reader will be impressed with its absorbing editorial and visual content including features about foremost photographers and their work, industry trends and special locations to photograph. Additionally, news about the industry and noteworthy newsmakers, technical features and new product reports encourage readers to consider new products, services, techniques and other photo opportunities, while keeping them in touch with what’s happening in the industry. A strong emphasis is placed on the photo selection, photo layouts and print reproduction throughout the magazine.

PhotoMedia's print edition has been honored with prestigious awards for publishing excellence including 12 APEX Grand Awards – in 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 in the Best Overall Magapaper/Newspaper, four+ color, small office, for profit category, in 2009, 2012 and 2013 in the Best Overall Magazines and Journals, four+ color, small office, for profit category, in 2010 for Best Photograph, and in 2011 for Best Writing; and NINE first-place Maggie Awards — Best Interview or Profile/Trade in 2000, Best Cover/Trade in 2003 and 2013, Best Overall Tabloid/Trade in 2004, Best Overall Tabloid/Trade and Best Single Editorial Enhanced Photograph in 2007, Best Overall Semi-Annual or 3X/Year Trade Magazine in 2010, and Best Single Editorial Photograph/Trade in 2011 and 2012.

Since 2000, PhotoMedia has been nominated for a total of 33 Maggie Awards with at least one nomination per year from 2000 through 2007 and 2009 through 2013, and a PhotoMedia record FIVE nominations in 2009. Categories other than the nine wins above have included Best Annual, Semi-Annual or 3X/Year Trade Magazine, Best Overall 3X/Year Trade or Consumer Magazine; Most Improved Annual, Semi-Annual, 3X/Year or Quarterly Trade or Consumer Magazine; Best Overall Design/Trade; Best Editorial Layout/Trade; Best “How-To” Article/Trade; Best Series of Editorial Photographs/Trade; and Most Improved Overall Annual, Semi-Annual, 3X/Year or Quarterly Trade or Consumer Magazine.

PhotoMedia has also received has also received 16 APEX Awards of Excellence in addition to the 12 aforementioned Grand Awards since 2000 with at least one, the other or both per year. Categories other than the 12 wins above have included Best Overall Layout and Design; Best Redesign; Best Personality Profile; Best Cover; and Best Photo Usage.

With the April, 2011 redesign and update of our PhotoMedia website, we strive to extend our tradition of publishing excellence in the electronic arena by impressively incorporating improved navigation, dramatically enhanced photo gallery viewing, in-depth categorized and tagged searching capabilities, and full-featured social networking.

PhotoMedia's print edition and website are supported almost entirely from advertiser revenue. Both a great way to reach serious photographers and others interested in creating or using images traditionally, digitally or online. If that's the audience you seek for your product(s) and/or service(s), contact us and ADVERTISE NOW! (Call 206-364-7068)