Why TIME Chose an Amateur Photographer’s Image for Its Cover | PDNPulse

TIME deputy photography director Paul Moakley explains how the magazine chose amateur Devin Allen's image of protests in Baltimore for the May 11 cover.

It is just the third time the magazine has used amateur images on the cover. It’s generated a lot of publicity for TIME, which issued a press release about Allen’s photo the day the issue came out. “[Allen’s image] was just beautifully composed and it was compelling, and it caught my eye immediately and summed up the story in a really interesting way,” says TIME deputy director of photography Paul Moakley.