Kira Pollack

Director of Photography and Visual Enterprise
Kira Pollack is the Director of Photography and Visual Enterprise at TIME. In October 2011, she was named the photo editor of the year at the Lucie Awards. Since Pollack joined TIME in October 2009, the brand’s photography has been recognized with many prestigious awards including the World Press photo of the Year, and the Visa D’Or award at Visa Pour l’Image. Pollack spearheaded TIME’s Beyond 9/11 project, which was awarded an Emmy in October of 2012. In March 2011, she established TIME’s photography site LightBox, and in August, 2013, she established TIME's new documentary film unit, Red Border Films. Previously, Pollack was the Deputy photo editor at The New York Times Magazine.

Latest Posts by Kira Pollack

Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari for New York Magazine
Out There

Maurizio Cattelan’s Magic Show: The Best Fashion Portfolio You May Have Missed

New York Magazine published its annual Spring fashion issue, which featured a striking, twenty-four page portfolio by the artist Maurizio Cattelan and fashion photographer Pierpaolo Ferrari. TIME’s Kira Pollack interviews New York Magazine’s Jody Quon about the unique work.

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Photograph by Nadav Kander for TIME
The Backstory

Behind the Obama Cover: Person of the Year 2012

Behind the scenes with photographer Nadav Kander on TIME’s cover shoot for Person of the Year 2012: President Barack Obama.

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Out There

TIME Picks the Top Photographic Magazine Covers of 2012

The best photographs don’t always make the best covers. Here, TIME presents our picks for the top 10 photographic magazine covers of 2012.

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Courtesy of Aperture Books

Inside the Mind of a Master Photo Editor

As Aperture releases a new book that chronicles the New York Times Magazine’s iconic images over the last three decades, Kira Pollack reflects on the vision and influence of its longtime photo editor, Kathy Ryan.

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Peter van Agtmael—Magnum

Recognizing the Next Generation: Peter van Agtmael at the Infinity Awards

Last night, Peter van Agtmael was awarded the prestigious Infinity Award for Young Photographer of the Year by the International Center of Photography. Kira Pollack, Director of Photography at TIME, reflects on the importance of his work as an editor firmly […]

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Devin John Tepleski
Photo Essay

Channeling Margaret Mead: Photographs by Devin Tepleski

Canadian photographer and filmmaker Devin Tepleski captures a surreal series of portraits of men, women and children in the Black Volta river before the river was dammed to flood a 440-square-kilometer gorge.

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Valérie Belin
Out There

Double Vision: Valérie Belin’s Black Eyed Susan

Valerie Belin’s latest series “Black Eyed Susan” turns her lens on a dreamy montage of women who embody the ideal post-war female, interlaid with sharp images of flowers.

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