Making Transcendent News Photographs

August 5, 2011

By Conor Risch

In our present culture of round-the-clock, nearly instantaneous news coverage, the lead times for print news magazines make it nearly impossible for them to publish breaking news photos that haven’t already been seen by a wide swath of readers. Faced with this challenge—or opportunity—the photo department of The New York Times Magazine, which has a ten-day lead time, commissions images...

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