December 2020: Cover Search Winners
It’s a good thing photographs are nonfattening and GMO free, because we as a species produce and consume them like potato chips every single day. Yet the best of them have staying power, amplifying our sense of the world, our place in it and our relations to each other. Since 2018, New Jersey Monthly and Unique Photo have invited readers to contribute their favorite images to the magazine’s ongoing portrait of life in the Garden State. Our annual Cover Search is open to amateurs, students and professionals. The challenge: Create a photo, shot in New Jersey, striking enough to command the cover of the December issue. As smart as cameras are today, from professional models to the ones in your phones, they are mere servants of the intuition, empathy and humor people bring to them—qualities on vivid display in these winning photographs.
Shirley Parcon founded Urban Quack in her backyard as a way to teach her children about farming and sustainability. The free-range eggs are sold locally.Read more
Laura Shabazz transforms ripped bits of magazines into masterpieces.Read more
Steve Adubato: Only in NJ
As schooling remains remote, the organization is providing new solutions for virtual learning, food relief and more.Read more
Amid the pandemic, Morristown-based Nourish.NJ quickly revamped its food-distribution model and shifted all resource services to remote.Read more
In an emotionally trying year, the couple continues to share their enthusiasm for the Great American Songbook.Read more