The Georgia Review, UGA’s quarterly journal of arts and letters, recently came away from the 22nd annual GAMMA Awards ceremony with two golds, three silvers, a bronze and an honorable mention. The GAMMAs, given by the Magazine Association of the Southeast, are judged by professionals from across the U.S.
The gold award for best feature went to “Cadaver, Speak” by Marianne Boruch, from the Review’s summer 2010 issue. This 30-page work examines life and death from the perspective of a 99-year-old female medical lab cadaver.
The Review’s other gold, for best single issue, went to the fall 2010 issue, with its multi-part feature on the work of the late Georgia writer Raymond Andrews.
The silver awards were for general excellence (the Review having taken the gold in this category for the past three years); for best photography, with Connie Imboden’s “Danse Macabre” in summer 2010; and for best feature, honoring the entire Raymond Andrews spread, “Dreams, Ifs and Alls,” in fall 2010.
The bronze honor was in the best profile category went to Gary Gildner’s essay “Remembering Raymond Andrews”-one part of “Dreams, Ifs and Alls.” The spring 2010 issue earned honorable mention for best single cover with its minimal paper cutout by Kara Walker, “Bureau of Refugees: Mr. Alexander, colored preacher brutally beaten and forced to leave.”