The Creative List: Style

Behind the Lens: Meet some of D.C.’s leading style professionals.

Clay Blackmore, Jodi King, Tim Coburn, Len Depas, Abby Greenawalt, Joseph Allen, Gary Landsman. Photo by Jeffrey Medford on location at Contemporaria.

Clay Blackmore, Jodi King, Tim Coburn, Len Depas, Abby Greenawalt, Joseph Allen, . Photo by Jeffrey Medford on location at Contemporaria.

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  1. Jerald Council is publisher of Council Magazine. He is currenly photographer of the year for the Golden Scissors Awards.

    Jerald Council is owner and founder of Council Communications L.L.C., a graphic design and photography business. Council Communications provides comprehensive promotional materials, fashion photography and traditional graphics arts.

    He also created Council Magazine, a new print fashion magazine dedicated to women who rock in the Washington, D.C., area. Prior to the creation of the print magazine, Council Magazine was a popular website. Council designs, edits and photographs images for the site.

    Council currently serves as presentation editor for Gannett Co., Inc., a leading international news and information company.

    He served 6 years as graphics editor of Gannett News Service, directing and providing informational graphics and page designs for nearly 90 daily newspapers. Gannett, the largest newspaper company in the United States, is the owner of USA TODAY, the nation’s largest-selling daily newspaper. Under his guidance, GNS won information graphic awards two years in a row from the prestigious Malofiej World Infographics Awards Competition in Pamplona, Spain.

    Before joining Gannett, Council was graphics editor of the Los Angeles Times. While at the Times, he redesigned the graphics stylebook and restructured the 29-member graphics department to meet the changing needs of the industry. Under his guidance the Times won two national awards for its 9/11 graphics coverage. He edited and directed graphics accompanying two 2003 Pulitzer Prize winning stories, “Enrique’s Journey” and “The Widow Maker.”

    Council was graphics director at The Baltimore Sun from 1996 to 2001. He was graphics editor at The Sun from 1994 to ’96, and in 1998 was named chairman of the Times Mirror newspaper graphics group. Under his guidance, The Sun won numerous local and international graphics awards, including several awards of excellence from the Society for News Design, which recognized the paper as the World’s Best Designed Newspaper in 1998.

    From 1990 to 1994, Council served as art director of the Army Times Publishing Co. Prior to that he worked as a graphic artist for The Register Star in Rockford, Ill.

    He holds a master’s degree in journalism and public affairs from American University and a bachelor of fine arts degree from Howard University.

  2. I’d love to be on this list! I am a local (DC) photographer working with T.H.E to create fashion images and get DC on the map.
    please see http://www.violettamarkelou.com
    Recent Exhibition at Immortal Beloved ‘Immortal Style’

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