The California Sunday Magazine received the 2017 National Magazine Award for Photography in a ceremony held Tuesday in New York City. Pacific Standard took home the award for Feature Photography, which honored “Adrift,” a story about the refugee crisis shot by Francesco Zizola aboard search-and-rescue boats in the Mediterranean Sea.

In a citation, judges commended The California Sunday Magazine for their “unrelenting pursuit of excellence,” working with a wide range of subjects and photographic styles. Other finalists for the general photography award were AFAR, Aperture, Powder and WSJ. The California Sunday Magazine was also a finalist for Magazine of the Year. The Magazine of the Year award went to Mother Jones.

The Feature Photography citation noted that “Zizola’s photographs of migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean combine a strong visual perspective with a powerful narrative voice.” Finalists for Feature Photography were stories published by The New York Times Magazine, Refinery29 and National Geographic.

The awards, nicknamed the “Ellies” for the elephant-like shape of the Alexander Calder-designed statuettes presented to winners, are sponsored by the American Society of Magazine Editors and the Columbia Journalism School. The 2017 awards were judged by 282 editors, art directors, photo editors and educators.

Related: THE CINEMATIC PHOTOGRAPHY OF THE CALIFORNIA SUNDAY MAGAZINE (For PDN subscribers; login required)

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