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Time Announces Four Promotions, Two Hires

Time has announced four promotions and two hires. Highlights are below, followed by the memo from Nancy Gibbs and Edward Felsenthal.

  • D.W. Pine has been promoted to creative director. Pine has been with Time since 1998, most recently serving as design director.
  • Kira Pollack has been upped to director of photography and visual enterprise. She was most recently director of photography. Pollack has been with Time since 2009.
  • Paul Moakley has been promoted to deputy director of photography and visual enterprise. He most recently served as deputy photo editor.
  • Chrissy Dunleavy has been promoted to design director. She most recently served as deputy art director.
  • Lothar Krause joins Time as newsroom developer. Lothar comes to the magazine from The Daily Beast, where he worked for the last three years as a web developer.
  • Olivier Laurent comes to Time as LightBox Editor.  He most recently served as an editor and reporter at the British Journal of Photography since 2007.

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Time.com Adds Photo Editor

Time has named Mikko Takkunen an associate photo editor for Time.com. Takkunen is a freelance photographer whose work has appeared in publications such as The Financial Times, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and more.

In a memo announcing the addition, Kira Pollack, director of Photography for Time, said of Takkunen, “His passion for photography and news will be a phenomenal addition to our staff.”

Takkunen starts at Time.com January 22. He will initially be based in London, then make his way to New York.

The full note from Pollack is below.

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Photo Editors Discuss Iconic Situation Room Photo, Get it Wrong

WWD asked some very fancy people what they thought of the now famous Situation Room photograph shown here. Almost every single one mentions Hillary Clinton as the most pivotal part of the picture, but they all saw something that wasn’t there.

Here’s a quick rundown of their thoughts:

Kira Pollack, Director of Photography, Time:

The Hillary Clinton expression is the one that holds the photograph fully. The reaction of her hand over her face. Her eyes. Clearly, she’s reacting to something she’s watching. She’s very unaware she’s being photographed. To me, the whole image is about Hillary.

Scott Hal, Director of Photography, Newsweek:

What’s most interesting to me about this photo is what you’re not seeing. The mystery of what’s happening off camera is captured wholly in the expression on Hillary’s face.

Michelle McNally, Assistant Managing Editor for Photography, The New York Times:

It’s pretty simple. It’s just the intense expression on Obama and Hillary’s faces.

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