Publication News: New York Times Magazine

For those who follow my Facebook page, you already know about this, but I couldn’t not post about it on my blog, you know!

A couple of months ago, I entered a “Cultural pilgrimage” readers’ photo contest run by the New York Times Magazine. We were to submit an image and write a caption/story to go with it. The final selection of photos would be published online to coincide with their “Voyages” February issue and some would be in print as well. When I read about the call, I knew I had to enter. Culture is my thing and what I love to experience when I’m overseas. The first thought that came to mind was to submit an image from the annual junkanoo dance contest I went to in Dangriga (Belize), last December.

I’m happy to share that my image was selected and published – as one of 186 final photos, from among the thousands of photos submitted. I’m so thrilled and honored to see my work printed in the New York Times and to know that the editors themselves picked my work out. So yes, I get lifetime bragging rights now. I’m a NYT-published photographer, look out world! 😉

To view the final selected images, click here.


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Lebawit Lily Girma

Lebawit Lily Girma has contributed writing and photography to CNN Travel, New York Magazine, AFAR, The Guardian, The Travel Channel, BBC Travel, and more. She is the author of MOON BELIZE, and MOON BELIZE CAYES for Moon Travel Guides. Lily is also currently writing a brand new edition of MOON DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (release Fall 2016). Lily is also AFAR's Jamaica Expert, and author of the AFAR Jamaica Country Guide. A serial expat, she's lived and studied on three continents, including Africa–from her native Ethiopia to Côte d'Ivoire–and Europe, and is fluent in four languages. A former attorney who ditched the office for the road in 2009, she favors all things culture, adventure and storytelling, and escapes Washington DC’s winters every year.

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  1. lorraine 5 May, 2012 at 8:18 AM #

    My Sista! You rock! Brag on girl, you deserve it! This is HUGE! Stay blessed. See you on da road;)

  2. Lebawit Lily Girma 6 May, 2012 at 10:43 AM #

    Thank you so much, Lolly!

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