About

About

I’m a visual editor and author based in the New York City Metro area. 

Most recently, I’ve been a contributing multimedia editor to the NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council), a consulting photo editor to the Pulitzer Prizes and a contributing photo editor to The New York Times.

Prior to that, my experience includes 13 years as a picture editor at The New York Times where I edited both news and feature sections including: National, Metro, Business, Arts, and the data visualization division, The Upshot. I was also a staff floating editor and spent extensive time in Foreign News, Travel, Styles, Page One and Opinion.

My career spans more than 20 years in the visual arts including a few early years as an art director in the advertising industry.

I have a passion for history and in 2007 my interest in archival photography lead to the creation of The Lively Morgue, a blog series utilizing The Times' vast historical photo collection. The feature started as an occasional post on the Times' popular Lens Blog and in 2012 it expanded to Tumblr allowing viewers the option to see the back-side of each photo. The series had nearly a quarter-million followers until it’s retirement in 2017. 

In 2016, I co-authored a series for The New York Times called "Unpublished Black History".  The month long feature showcased unpublished photos of African American History found in old archives. The series had over 1.7 million readers and ten thousand responses in the days following publication. 

 In 2017, The series was published by Black Dog and Leventhal as a book titled "Unseen, Unpublished Black History from The New York Times Archives". The book has received advanced praise from Senator Corey Booker, Historian Michael Beschloss, and Henry Louis Gates Jr. among others.

Unseen was called "One of the 10 best photography books" by The Smithsonian Institution in 2017. It was included in "Best Gift Books” of 2017 by People Magazine and in in gift guides for The Chicago Tribune and San Francisco Chronicle. Tobi Haslett, of The New York Times Book Review called Unseen "A touching triumphalism that glitters throughout". 

Unseen was officially presented at the Smithsonian Institution in December, 2017, and Harvard University, Barnard College and The Montclair Library Foundation, in 2018. 

My second book, “Only in New York” is a curated visual juxtaposition of New York City life through the lens of the staff photographers of The Times. It is being published by Rizzoli and will be available in in stores in spring 2019.