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The ADC Annual Awards is the oldest continuously running industry award show in the world. Now in its incredible 102nd year, these awards celebrate the very best in advertising, digital media, graphic and publication design, packaging and product design, motion, experiential and spatial design, photography, illustration and fashion design all with a focus on artistry and craftsmanship.

2022 ADC Awards - Photography

Great Performers Issue

Agency The New York Times Magazine / New York

Client The New York Times Magazine


Music / Entertainment / Series

Annual ID


About the Work

For our annual Great Performers issue, we commissioned photographer Ruven Afanador. The photo sessions with 14 major actors were done in New York City, Paris, Los Angeles, and one remote shoot in Tokyo. Ruven is a virtuoso portrait photographer, and the performers met his tremendous skill in kind, summoning character after character in his stripped-down Neo-Expressionist sets. It was pure magic.

2022 Awards

Total Points: 21


Design Firm

The New York Times Magazine / New York

Art Director

Ben Grandgenett

Creative Director

Gail Bichler


Claudia Rubin

Director of Photography

Kathy Ryan


Ruven Afanador

Deputy Art Director

Annie Jen

Deputy Director of Photography

Jessica Dimson

Senior Photo Editor

Amy Kellner

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