Judith Puckett-Rinella, the New York Times Style Magazine Senior Photographer Editor since 2005, is leaving in January to join Vanity Fair as its new Photography Director. Puckett-Rinlla is succeeding Susan White, who is now working at Trunk Archive, a photo licensing agency.

“Judith has the right combination of experience in photojournalism and classic portraiture,” said Graydon Carter. “And, besides that, she’s just a fabulous human being.”

Puckett-Rinella’s first day will be January 3.