Lessons Learned From Michele McNally – The New York Times

Lessons Learned From Michele McNally

Two photographers share how Michele McNally, who shepherded a new age of photography at The New York Times, touched their lives and work.

Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/05/insider/lessons-learned-from-michele-mcnally.html

She wanted to teach me photo editing to better inform my photography. For months, we met at 7 a.m. to look through 75 years of Fortune magazine photography at what is now called the Life Picture Collection. She’d explain to me her vision of a successful frame, what she looked for in a photographic composition and why some images had become icons. We’d sift through the hundreds of folders each morning before the workday began.