Photo Editors on Crisis reportage

Date: May 09, 2020
Time: 09:30 pm - 10:30 pm IST
Venue: Zoom


Join us for a discussion with photo editors from three major and distinct publications as they discuss the challenges and responsibilities towards image/video based news, critical coverage, fact-checks, safety measures on the field for their reporters and the decision-making process of the choice of imagery during crisis reporting. 

PanellistsMaryAnne Golon - Director of Photography at The Washington Post | Paroma Mukherjee - Head ? National Photography Desk, Hindustan Times | Tanvi Mishra - Creative Director of The Caravan

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The discussion will be hosted on zoom. Click on this URL - on the scheduled day to join the session. 

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Meet your panellists

MaryAnne Golon

MaryAnne Golon is director of photography at the Washington Post. She is a key member of the senior management team and responsible for all aspects of photography across all platforms. She manages 17 staff photojournalists, 18 photography editors, and assigns scores of freelance photojournalists. In 2019, photojournalist Carolyn Van Houten won the Robert Capa Gold medal from the Overseas Press Club and the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism prize for her photography of the migrant crisis and photojournalist Lorenzo Tugnoli was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography and a first place World Press Photo recognition for his coverage of the war in Yemen.  In 2020, staff photojournalist Michael Robinson Chavez was awarded POYi?s photographer of the year and staff photojournalist Matt McClain was named NPPA?s photographer of the year.  For the first time in 2020, the Washington Post photo team won the prestigious Angus McDougall Overall Excellence in Editing Award from POYi.

Golon was previously Time magazine's director of photography and co-managed the international newsmagazine?s photography team for more than 15 years. Golon has received numerous individual and team picture-editing awards from POYi (Pictures of the Year International) and NPPA's (National Press Photographers Association) Best of Photojournalism competitions. Communication Arts, Society of Publication Designers, American Society of News Editors, and American Photography have all recognized her work. She was named 2013 Picture Editor of the Year at the IPA Lucie Awards. Golon received a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism and Communications from the University of Florida and is a distinguished alumna.

Paroma Mukherjee

Paroma Mukherjee is a photographer, writer and photo editor, at present with the Hindustan Times as Head ? National Photography Desk, based in New Delhi. She was previously the Photo Editor at Time Out Delhi, Blouin ArtInfo Monthly Editions and began her career at The Indian Express as a photojournalist in 2005. 

Her work is in the permanent collection of the Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Japan, and she has exhibited at the India Habitat Centre, Max Mueller Bhavan (New Delhi), National Centre for Performing Arts (Mumbai) and the Angkor Photography Festival in 2006. For her, photographs are an undeniable trace of experience. 

Tanvi Mishra

Tanvi Mishra is a Delhi-based photo editor and curator. Among her interests are the politics of representation within the photographic medium and its impact on South Asian histories and narratives, as well as the notion of fiction in photography, particularly in the current political landscape. 


She currently works as the creative director of The Caravan, a journal of politics and culture published out of Delhi. She is also part of the editorial team of PIX, a South Asian publication and display practice. She was part of the Delhi Photo Festival team in India and was the guest curator at the second edition of Photo Kathmandu, held in Nepal in 2016. She also writes on photography, and her writings have appeared in various publications, such as FOAM magazine, Transformations-Exploring Changes in an Around Photography, WHY EXHIBIT (published by FW: BOOKS) and The Caravan, amongst others.


She has served on various juries, including the World Press Photo Awards 2020 and the Hindu Photojournalism Awards 2019. She has been on the selection committee of World Press Photo's Joop Swart Masterclass in 2018, and was a curatorial collaborator for the Greenpeace Photo Award 2018. She is currently a mentor for the 2019 Women Photograph program.

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