The Social Photo Editor of The New York Times Breaks Down Her Job

At a large publication like The New York Times, there are a number of photo editors – including those in charge of curating great photography on Instagram. To find out what these photo editors are looking for, we caught up with their Social Photo Editor Kerri MacDonald, who oversees the @nytimes and @nytarchives Instagram accounts.

Eight Photographers on Their Favorite Image from Robert Frank’s “The Americans”

Eskenazi continued to send out the question to other prominent photographers, collecting responses from hundreds of photographers in all. Their thoughtful, illuminating comments on Frank’s work are compiled in the book “The Americans List,” whose second edition was recently released. “ ‘The Americans’ is probably the one book that connects more photographers than any other,” Eskenazi writes. “I discovered that many of the answers revealed much more about the photographers themselves.” Here are some of our favorite responses to three of the book’s indelible images:

Michael Christopher Brown, Artist’s Book Infinity Award

The project for which he receives the ICP Infinity Award—Libyan Sugar (2016)— explores ethical distance and the iconography of warfare while using a phone camera. A book on the series was released in 2016 by Twin Palms Publishers; a lm and a mixed media installation will complete the project

Kurdistan: Photographs Show the Beauty of Springtime in Iraq

For three years, photographer Erin Trieb has been covering the conflict against ISIS in northern Iraq. She followed Kurdish women fighters and shadowed some of the 5,000 U.S. soldiers involved in the fight against the extremist group. But, looking back at that work, the American photographer realized she hadn’t photographed “much of the beauty of Kurdish culture,” she tells TIME.

The Iconic 1940s Photographer Who Never Wanted to Be Famous

As it turned out, the package had been left for him by Betsy Evans, a friend of the late photographer Todd Webb, who left behind an extensive archive. Though the elusive photographer had never been at Life, Webb shared a time, a place, and a sensibility with those who had. He was friends with Life staffer Gordon Parks. He also worked and played alongside Walker Evans, Ansel Adams, Lisette Model, Berenice Abbott, and Alfred Stieglitz and Georgia O’Keeffe.

Eugene Richards: A Life in Photography

The George Eastman Museum in Rochester will open the first museum retrospective of the work of the photographer Eugene Richards on June 10. The exhibit, “Eugene Richards: The Run-On of Time,” covers his career as a photojournalist and documentary photographer from 1968 to the present and was produced in collaboration with the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Mo. Curated by April Watson and Lisa Hostetler, the retrospective includes 146 photographs, 15 books, and selected videos. It is accompanied by a catalog distributed by Yale University Press.

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