In the time since I last posted here a few things have changed. I left my job at TIME after about two and a half years for a position as a photo editor on the National desk at The New York Times. It was difficult to leave a place that became a new home for me when I moved here, taught me most of what I know about photo editing, and introduced me to so many new, amazing people.
The decision, though, was the right one. Now, I’m assigning more photographers to shoot a wider range of stories than I could ever have imagined and seeing them through to publication in print and online. I’ve already been obsessed with politics Mississippi, fascinated by fracking in Colorado, perplexed by a tragic stabbing in Wisconsin and charmed by a country music legend from Tennessee. If these first three months are any indication, I’m in for a hell of a fun ride.
Here is some of my favorite assigned work so far + my first story for Lens. More to come..
Photographers featured, in order: Edmund Fountain, Armando Sanchez, Matthew Staver, Ian C. Bates, Scott McIntyre, William Widmer and Rush Jagoe.
Stories: Cochran Holds Off Tea Party Challenger in Mississippi (slideshow), Milwakuee Suburb Tries to Cope with Girl’s Stabbing, Battle Over Fracking Poses Threat to Colorado Democrats, Months After Washington Landslide, Hopeful Steps Forward, A Century-Old Landmark of the Everglades Confonts the Possible End of the Road, Envisioning Profit in Environmental Good Works, Country Music History in Motion
I’m pretty sure I bought this guy his first beer.