Tribeza Turns 20
Celebrating two decades of Austin Curated with editors, writers and photographers
Since its founding, Tribeza’s mission has always been to inform, inspire and surprise our readers with beautiful photography and stories about Austin’s most innovative citizens. As our city has grown, so has our magazine, and it’s our honor to celebrate the incredible editors, artists, photographers, musicians, leaders, philanthropists and chefs who have graced our pages over the years.
LAUREN SMITH FORD, EDITOR + CREATIVE DIRECTOR, 2006–2014:
I loved when we were able to give photographers and artists complete creative freedom to approach stories and shoots however they wanted, like this 18-page spread with legendary photographer Dan Winters. We photographed Zoe Graham, one of the breakout stars of Boyhood, and Antonio Bond of Transplant Floral did the amazing floral installations.
To celebrate the opening of ACL Live in 2011, Willie Nelson joined us for our 10-year anniversary cover.
Athlete and philanthropist Andy Roddick was the cover profile for our December 2010 People issue.
MARGARET WILLIAMS, EDITOR, 2017–2019:
My first issue was the Music issue in 2018 with the cover on the guys from Midland. It was my first shoot on set with Tribeza, and it was amazing to work with Harper Smith, who is a total badass. We drove around town like renegades, and it was a blast.
An Austin original, Tribeza’s annual Style Week has become one of the most anticipated fashion events of the year.
Held in 2015, this Style Week’s Dinner x Design event paired varying dishes with stunning tablescapes from five local designers, like this elegant look created by Fern Santini.
Randal Ford photographed the first dual cover in September 2016, featuring local style icons Nikisha Brunson and Jane Sibley.
October Architecture Issue 2016
Always a fan-favorite, our October 2016 Architecture issue showcased a modern farmhouse designed by architect Stuart Sampley.
“I loved capturing Ty Haney with Aaron Pinkston for our May 2018 Outdoors issue. We shot at House Park and Shoal Creek and the result was gorgeous.” —MW
We sourced the cover for our first and only travel issue from readers, including this shot of Big Bend by Kenneth Simpson.
Photographer Matthew Johnson explored small town life in Brady, Texas, for our 2017 Travel issue.
Artist Claire Oswalt gave us a look into her midcentury home and studio for our 2017 Interiors issue cover story.
Built for Modern Life, October 2017
A Rollingwood project by Alterstudio was our 2017 Architecture cover.
Since its inception years ago, our annual Interiors Tour has showcased the enviable work of Austin’s best interior designers. This year, the tour (like so many normally in-person events) went virtual.
HANNAH J. PHILLIPS, CONTRIBUTING WRITER FROM 2017, EDITOR FROM 2020:
For my first Tribeza cover story, I interviewed the all-female team behind a Bouldin bungalow. It was also the first time my words were paired with the photographs of the inimitable Casey Dunn, whose work I had followed for years.
A year before of our first LookBook Live, this gorgeous 2017 cover story was shot at the historic and then-newly renovated Mattie’s.
Always evolving, we reinvented our annual Style Week celebration in 2018, ditching the runway to bring our Fall Fashion Lookbook to life.
Holland Taylor sat down with Tribeza for our September 2019 issue to discuss her one-woman show about former Texas Governor Ann Richards.
On Instagram, we brought our love for beautiful photography to an expanding audience, built new relationships and made friends along the way.
Saturday Night Live, March 2017
Our March 2017 Music issue featured a photo essay on two of Austin’s honky tonks. A Look Behind in this issue for March 2021 also celebrates the legacy of Broken Spoke owner James White.
“The most meaningful story was probably our feature on Gary Clark Jr: I did the interview and got to work with Harper Smith again. We went to Austin High, so we shared that longtime Austin connection and we did the shoot at Antone’s. He’s just a nice guy and it was such a great shoot.” —MW
Capturing the Moment, March 2020
Our March 2020 issue celebrated 35 years of Richard Linklater’s Austin Film Society and iconic films with close connections to Austin.
Artists in the Outfield, August 2019
“This piece on the magic that Jack Sanders has created at The Longtime sent me back to childhood and my family’s deep-rooted love of baseball.” —HJP
Nicole Trunfio was the stunning cover star for our most recent redesign in the September 2019 Style issue.
People of the Year, December 2018
“I was a little nervous before meeting these two titans of Texan cuisine, but interviewing this pair gave new meaning to the phrase “down to earth.” Aaron Pinkston’s portrait captures their banter well, and Franklin’s corny dad jokes are my abiding memory to this day.” —HJP
You Say You Want a (Food) Revolution, May 2019
Zooey Deschanel and Jacob Pechenik sat down to discuss their local business venture and food revolution, Lettuce Grow.
Nourish, A Wellness Retreat 2021
Nourish: Alongside our first-ever Wellness issue, we established a brand new signature event and wellness retreat in 2019. It’s back this year and tickets are on sale now for virtual programming.
The Summer 2020 issue celebrated our beautiful skyline and Austin’s resilience during the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Graham Cumberbatch styled our Fall 2020 photoshoot at the Commodore Perry Estate, captured by Philip Edsel.
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