While Kevin Wagar wasn’t able to attend the Society of American Travel Writers conference in San Juan Puerto Rico in September, 2023, his presence was still felt in the building.
2023 marked Kevin’s first submission to the prestigious Bill Muster Photography Awards presented by the Society of American Travel Writers. He was honored to come away with a Gold award in the People category for his photo of a chicken vendor at the Marrakech Medina in Morocco.
The award was a poignant marker as devastating earthquakes had recently hit Morocco and Kevin learned that the location of this photo and another TMAC award-winning photo from the Atlas Mountains had both been leveled.
Kevin marked the bittersweet receipt of the awards but remarked; “One of the first things that I did was contact my connections in Morocco to ensure that they and their families were all safe. Thankfully, everyone made it out of the devastation unharmed. The buildings were not so lucky.”
The award marked Kevin’s third prestigious award in 2023 including two from the Travel Media Association of Canada awards in June.