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AJAs 2016 Finalists


Date Aired or Published September 2020
Media outlet where first aired or published: Advocate Media
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After four monthes of pandemic restrictions, impacts on our local restauranteurs and the heaviness of the growing awareness of systemic racism, we were all looking for ways to feed our souls. This cover captured many feelings being experienced in this certain moment in time and embodied in the joyful presence of East Coast Chef Collin Stone and his story Soul Food East Coast Style. The cover story shoot was the first for East Coast Living as pandemic restrictions started to relax in the summer of 2020. The cover was not just a celebration of the rich history, presence and contributions of black communities in our region it was also a moment where our photographer, editor, creative director, and storyteller were all physically but safely in a room together for the first time in many monthes. The gratitude and joy of this communion are captured in this cover and for our team will forever be a turning point in the way we do our work and continue to celebrate the best of East Coast Living.

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