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Kira Pollack is the Director of Photography at TIME where she oversees the photographic vision of TIME, TIME.com and all digital media. In October 2011, she was named the photo editor of the year...
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
| Success Stories
Very proud to present TIME’s 2017 Person of the Year: “The Silence Breakers”. Especially proud of the incredible photography on the cover and throughout the issue by the dynamic and artful photographer’s Billy & Hells.
We photographed and interviewed 31 women and men over the course of two weeks. Impeccably produced by Senior Producer Tara Johnson with the help of photo editor Kara Milstein. Incredible reporting and writing by Eliana Dockterman, Haley Sweetland Edwards, Susanna Schrobsdorff, Charlotte Alter. Magnificent video team, as always: Diane Tsai, Spencer Bakalar, Julia Lull and Kate Emerson led by Justine Simons. Lots of all nighters to write and produce the story by Stephanie Zacharek and edited by Susanna Schrobsdorff and Ben Goldberger.
AfterHurricane Mariaroared acrossPuerto Rico, the island reached a paradoxical level of functionality. Almost no one in the U.S. territory of 3.4 million people had power, running water or, with the cell network fractured, much idea of what was going on. (During a visit on Oct. 3,President Trump saidofficials there should be “proud” that only 16 people died in the hurricane, versus “a real catastrophe” like Hurricane Katrina.) But its freeways were wide open, and after standing in line at one of the few functioning ATMs to get the cash, and then spending another five hours queuing for gasoline, residents could tour a landscape they no longer recognized.
As one of this year’s jurors for World Press Photo, I was stunned to learn that over the last ten years, the number of female entrants to the World Press Photo Contest has hovered around 15% (it remained at 15.5% in 2017).
March is Women’s History Month and in the current political and social climate, it’s never been more critical for us to have a woman’s visual perspective.
TIME reached out globally to the most acclaimed female photojournalists, curators and directors of photography in the industry, asking them to select one female photojournalist that they believe is worthy of recognition. The result is an astonishing collection of brilliant work from around the world. For me, this list includes many photojournalists I have never known, was delighted to learn about and excited to get to know more.Here's their list of 34 women photographers to follow right now. view, here.