Rhode Island Monthly Work Recognized
Writers, photographers and art directors for Rhode Island Monthly won sixteen awards at the Rhode Island Press Association Awards Friday night.
First place wins for work that ran in the magazine in 2011 were Elizabeth Rau’s education story “In a Class by Themselves,” on students in Central Falls; “The New Face of Providence,” a profile of Mayor Angel Taveras by Pippa Jack; Alyssa Giacobbe’s in-depth feature story “A Family Tragedy” on the Colin Foote case; and best cover for “Ah, Summer,” by former art director Dean Welshman and photographer Sandy Nesbitt.
Second place winners:
- Karen Deutsch, “American Pie,” a celebration of pizza, for food and dining story.
- John Larrabee, “Back Against a Wall,” on graffiti writers, for in-depth feature story.
- Ann Hood, “The Perfect Combination,” on her relationship with her mother, for unique/unexpected story.
- Bob Wyss, “The Real Thing,” on Providence College basketball coach Ed Cooley, for sports feature story.
- Ron Cowie, “Blues Brother,” a story of teenage musician Cory Bellucci, for personality photo or portrait.
- Sandy Nesbitt, “Down to the Sea in Boats,” in the photo series/picture story category.
Third place winners:
- Elizabeth Rau, “Blues Brother,” a profile of teenage musician Cory Bellucci, for arts and entertainment story
- Ged Carbone, “The Ghosts of South County,” a story on ghosts from plane crashes, for unique/unexpected story.
- Patrick O’Connor, “Upstairs, Onstage,” a portrait of Ed Shea of 2nd Story Theatre.
- Nat Rea, “Branching Out,” on treehouses, for photo series/picture story.
- Rhode Island Monthly staff, “Best of Rhode Island,” in the special section category.
Tina Strasberg and Nat Rea, for the “Chefs’ Secrets” cover.