About WestEast Magazine

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There have been several contestants from our Benjamin Kanarek Blog-WestEast Magazine Fashion-Beauty Photography Contest who have asked or made queries in to WestEast Magazine’s background.  Here is some information about WestEast taken from their Press Kit.

About WestEast MAGAZINE

West fuses with East. East meets West. W.E. is a new breed of Style Culture/Design
boutique magazine that brings the best of two worlds together. It appeals to readers who
are both influential and affluent, global in vision and yet individual in taste. W.E. aims to
capture the innovative and the inspirational with special focus on the Asian metropolis,
and present them through bold design and sophisticated concepts. Anything but a
ghettoized ethnic magazine. W.E. initiates our readers in to a hybrid world of the future.

As all things Asian increase in global influence across areas of lifestyle, design, fashion
entertainment, culture and philosophy, a premier culture and lifestyle guide in timely due.
W.E. features the modern, creative and diverse selection of talents in Asia that are
visionary, provocative and sense enriching. The focus is Asia, but the approach is

Bringing together both emerging and iconoclastic creators and contributors
from around the world, in fields of photography, graphic design, fashion entertainment
and media. W.E. offers an unique editorial attitude and original design concept. Our
aesthetics is versatile and witty, with no want of sophistication. W.E. advocate a new
attitude towards life in 21st century. That is, to globalize the regional and individualize
the universal.


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Awards and Achievements

Since its debut at the end of 2001, WestEast Magazine (W.E.) has attracted much
attention and received a large amount of support from around the world. During the
previous years, W.E. have been pleased to be recognised and to receive some highly
prestigious awards and honours for our unique concept and our aspirations to share the
beauty of the Orient with the world. W.E. are very grateful for these awards because
they represent the satisfaction of our readers and serve as encouragement to us to bring
the best of the two worlds closer together.

Premier Print Awards 2009

‐ Best of Category from Printing Industries of Amercia, Inc.

The Society of Publishers in Asia (SOPA) 2008 Award for Editorial Excellence (May
‐ Excellence in Magazine Design (WestEast Magazine)

‐ Excellence in Magazine Front Cover Design (WestEast China)
Asia Media Awards 2007 Award for Best in Design Award (May 2007)

‐ Best in Magazine Cover Design

‐ Best in Magazine Overall Design
The Society of Publishers in Asia (SOPA) 2006 Award for Editorial Excellence
(May 2006)

– Excellence in Magazine Front Cover
The Society of Publishers in Asia (SOPA) 2005 Award for Editorial Excellence
(June 2005)

– Excellence in Magazine Front Cover
The Society of Publishers in Asia (SOPA) 2004 Award for Editorial Excellence
(June 2004)

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– Honourable Mention for Excellence in Magazines
The Society of Publishers in Asia (SOPA) 2003 Award for Editorial Excellence
(June 2003)

– Excellence in Magazines

– Excellence in Magazine Design

– Best Magazine Front Cover

– Best Special Issue or Special Section

– Honourable Mention for Best Feature Photography

– Honourable Mention for Best Special Issue or Special Section
Three of the Best “Open Your Eyes to the World” Independent Style Magazines
(May 2003)

– Voted by Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
Hong Kong Print Awards (September 2002)

– Merit in Magazine Printing
10 Most “In” Magazines on the Planet (October 2002)

– CB News, France
40 Best “Trend” Magazines in the World (2002)

– The Style Press by Zenith OptiMedia, France

The Contest

About Benjamin Kanarek
Fashion and Beauty Photographer. Some of the magazines I have shot for include: VOGUE (China, Portugal, Brazil, Italia, Paris and South America & Mexico editions), RG VOGUE Brazil, Harper’s BAZAAR (China, en Español & Latin America, Hong Kong, Italy editions), L’Officiel Paris, ELLE (Spain, Portugal and Greece editions), Madame Figaro (France), Cosmopolitan (France and Italy editions), Glamour (France), Votre Beauté, Jardin des Modes, Dépêche Mode, New York Daily News, Fashion District News, New York Times Magazine, W (British edition), WWD, Fashion Magazine (Canada), Flare (Canada), Oyster, Tank, WestEast…