Joanna Milter

Director of Photography
The New Yorker
Location: New York City
Biography: Joanna Milter has been the director of photography at  The New Yorker  since 2015. She was previously part of the award-winning photography department at  The New York Times Magazine  where she worked for eleven years. 
A Photographer’s Portrait of His Wife Breast-Feeding Their Infant Child
joanna milter
Oct 6, 2017
The look of Vincent Ferrané’s new series, “Milky Way,” which documents his wife breast-feeding their infant child, is somewhere between that of fashion photography and of amateur home snapshots: starkly composed, brightly lit scenes present a world deeply private and tender—a mother and baby joined repeatedly in the act of nourishment, as the father looks on, present but apart. 

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The Best New Yorker Photography of 2017

By Joanna Milter — Here are a few of our favorite images from this year of political upheaval and creative flourishing, of societal reckonings and moments of light..

Duane Michals’s Beguiling Celebrity Portraits

By Joanna Milter — The burden that any portrait photographer carries is the expectation to capture the totality of an individual within a single image. Some of Duane..

Richard Avedon and James Baldwin’s Joint Examination of American Identity by Hilton Als

By Joanna Milter — In 1964, the two artists published “Nothing Personal.” This fall, a reissue will include this image of one of the last living Americans born..

A Young Japanese Photographer’s View of Harlem in the Nineties

By Joanna Milter — For months, Katsu Naito spent his days off walking up and down Lenox Avenue, with either his Nikon F3, or his Leica CL, or, later, his Pentax 67..
Exhibitions Grant Announcements News Spotlight

Paragons of Style

By Joanna Milter — For MoMA’s new show “Items: Is Fashion Modern?,” John Edmonds photographed his friends in clothes the museum has deemed among the past..

Europe's Migrant Trail, Through The Instagrams of Refugees

By Joanna Milter — Tomas van Houtryve follows the "digital breadcrumbs" left by refugees on social media. View here .

A Witnes To Iran's Intensifying Struggle With Climate Change

By Joanna Milter — For the past year, the photographer Ako Salemi has travelled his native country capturing scenes of drought and looming devastation. See this story..
Awards News

Highlights From The Year In New Yorker Photography

By Joanna Milter — These are a few of the vital and vivid projects that photographers completed for The New Yorker in 2016: click here .

Teenage Dream: Adolescent ingenuity is shaping the future of pop.

By Joanna Milter — With a combination of technical achievement and wily innovation, these eleven young artists are influencing mainstream music. Portfolio by Elizabeth..

Top of the Town

By Joanna Milter — In a photo portfolio in this week's issue of the magazine, Pari Dukovic captures the strangely magical views from Manhattan’s observation decks...
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