For more than 25 years Kathy Ryan has been with New York Times Magazine and as its Director of Photography, she has occupied one of the most important positions in the American photography world. Arguably, with the late John Szarkowski and the very much alive Anne Wilkes Tucker, of the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, respectively, Kathy Ryan has had an incredible influence on contemporary photography and photojournalism, worldwide, for more than two decades as a direct result of the opinion-setting power of The New York Times. As she is the first to say, she works with a very experienced team and with all of the resources at The Times, but to talk with her about her career, changes in photography and in print media, and the trends in photography today is highly illuminating.
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