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American Photographer magazine covers 1978–1987

Contributed by Garrison Martin on Feb 9th, 2015. Artwork published in .
    Jimmy Carter by Annie Leibovitz.
    Source: https://www.facebook.com Bonnier Group/Louis F.Cruz. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Jimmy Carter by Annie Leibovitz.

    American Photographer was a monthly magazine, focusing on professional photography, that was in circulation from 1978 until 1990. Former Look Magazine art director Will Hopkins helped start the magazine in 1978, he also designed its original logo. The L&C Hairline/Futura combination wordmark was in place for most of the magazine’s run. While the company was owned by CBS Magazines, Hopkins and Cruz received the CBS Best Design Award for their remarkable work with the magazine. Former Associate Art Director Louis F. Cruz has a treasure trove of magazine covers on his company’s Facebook page. The magazine was renamed American Photo in 1990.

    Photo by Arthur Elgort.
    Source: https://www.facebook.com Bonnier Group/Louis F.Cruz. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Photo by Arthur Elgort.

    Photo by David Douglas Duncan.
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    Cover featuring the great Annie Leibovitz.
    Source: https://www.facebook.com Bonnier Group/Louis F.Cruz. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Cover featuring the great Annie Leibovitz.

    Richard Avedon by Irving Penn.
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    Photo by Carl Fischer.
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    Photo by Carl Fischer.

    Nastassja Kinski by Richard Avedon.
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    Nastassja Kinski by Richard Avedon.

    An issue about Hiro with a cover by the man himself.
    Source: https://www.facebook.com Bonnier Group/Louis F.Cruz. License: All Rights Reserved.

    An issue about Hiro with a cover by the man himself.

    Photo/Light Drawing by Eric Staller.
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    Photo/Light Drawing by Eric Staller.

    Promotional items for American Photographer.
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    Promotional items for American Photographer.

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    1 Comment on “American Photographer magazine covers 1978–1987”

    1. It’s worth noting that the American Photo, in print since 1990, is more of a relative to France’s Photo.

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