Elisabeth Biondi is leaving The New Yorker after 15 years, per a blog post on the magazine’s site. She has been its Visual Editor since 1996.
Do yourself a favor and check out the New Yorker post about Biondi leaving. It features a slideshow of pictures hand-picked by photographers from their favorite shoots with Biondi. The photographers also provide some commentary. It’s touching and the pictures, as you can see, are fantastic.
Also, here’s an interview with Biondi reflecting on her career. Through the piece we found this bit of trivia: The first picture in The New Yorker was in 1992. It was a photo of Malcolm X, by Richard Avedon.