The cover of Aperture’s “Elements of Style” issue.


The photography publication Aperture has won this year’s National Magazine Award for General Excellence, Literature, Science, and Politics. The award was given out last in New York at a ceremony hosted by the Association for Magazine Editors.

Aperture received the award for three issues—“American Destiny,” “Elements of Style,” and “Future Gender.” “Each specially themed issue of Aperture demonstrated the important role the magazine plays as an advocate for contemporary photography,” ASME said in a statement. Finalists included the Marshall Project, Oxford American, Popular Science, and Virginia Quarterly Review.

Other General Excellence winners included the New Yorker, which also won the award for feature photography for Philip Montgomery’s images of how Ohio has been affected by the opioid epidemic, and T: The New York Times Style Magazine.