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.
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.
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.
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.
“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
“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