The power of the winning photographs in American Photography 31 is literally exemplified in words on the cover, from front to back, elegantly debossed in gold on heavy cloth, emphasizing the emotional range of the year and the world we live in. This volume, honoring the industry’s finest photographers, publications and agencies, was designed by Leo Jung, creative director of the California Sunday Magazine, from a collection of photographs curated by a jury of top creative professionals. From 9,376 images entered in the annual competition, only 324 were selected to appear in the book, representing the best pictures from 2014. This year’s distinguished jury included Jacqueline Bates, Photography Director, The California Sunday Magazine; Clinton Cargill, Director of Photography, Bloomberg Businessweek; Marvin Orellana, Photo Editor, New York; Jennifer Pastore, Photography Director, Wall Street Journal Magazine; and Amy Pereira, Director of Photography, MSNBC. American Photography 31 is 400 pages and includes the year’s most anticipated juried collection in hardcover.