Paul Moakley

Deputy Director of Photography and Visual Enterprise, TIME
Paul Moakley has been the Deputy Director of Photography and Visual Enterprise of TIME since 2010. He covers national news and special projects such as Person of the Year. Previously he was senior photo editor at Newsweek and photo editor of PDN (Photo District News). Moakley is an adjunct professor at the School of Visual Arts in New York City as well as a photographer and filmmaker. He lives at the Alice Austen House Museum, home of one of America’s earliest photographers, as caretaker and curator of the museum.

Latest Posts by Paul Moakley

Marines Begin Operation Dagger
The Backstory

Testament: Remembering Chris Hondros’ Iconic Photograph From Iraq

On the third anniversary of Chris Hondros’ death, Getty’s Director of Photography Pancho Bernasconi talks to TIME about one of Hondros’ most poignant and shocking images: that of a blood-soaked young girl in Tal Afar, Iraq.

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Warner Brothers Pictures

Behind the Moving Image: The Cinematography of Gravity

Emmanuel Lubezki is one of Hollywood’s most innovative and celebrated cinematographers and this week he has a chance at his first Oscar win for the cinematography on the film Gravity. Here he talks to LightBox about the challenges of making zero gravity look real.

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Francois Duhamel—Fox Searchlight

Behind the Moving Image: The Cinematography of 12 Years a Slave

LightBox is proud to present a new series of interviews with some of the world’s greatest cinematographers. Here Sean Bobbitt talks about the making of the Oscar nominated film, 12 Years a Slave and his long-term collaboration with Steve McQueen.

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lb_Edie and Thea tout
The Moving Image

Endless Love: Inside the Photo Albums of Edith Windsor and Thea Spyer

An intimate interview with Edith Windsor as she reflects on her personal photos of Thea Spyer — her greatest love — and her battle for marriage equality at the Supreme Court.

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Paris, France - SEPTEMBER 23: Behind the scenes with New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg on the 23rd September 2013 in Paris, France.  Here Mayor Bloomberg walks the last part of the journey back to his hotel in Paris after finishing up his meetings for the day. (Photos by Charles Ommanney/ Reportage by Getty Images)
Photo Essay

Bloomberg’s World: Photographing the Billionaire Mayor Abroad

For this week’s issue of TIME, award-winning photojournalist Charles Ommanney followed New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg as he traveled from Paris to London for our cover story by Michael Scherer. Ommanney, a veteran political photographer who has covered the White House for 12 years, spoke to LightBox about his life in politics and what it’s like covering the outgoing mayor.

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Reverend and Mrs. Landers, Hughes, AR, 1969
Out There

Red Ball of a Sun Slipping Down: Eugene Richards’ Return to the South

With a recent announcement on Kickstarter, award-winning photographer Eugene Richards speaks to LightBox about his latest book, Red Ball of a Sun Slipping Down, and his motivation to self-publish the project.

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Tony Fouhse
Out There

Live Through This: Documenting One Woman’s Struggle with Heroin

At a time when heroin use is rising among teens, Tony Fouhse’s powerful new book captures a young woman’s recovery from addiction, as well as an unconventional relationship between subject and documentary photographer.

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Bill Henson—Courtesy of Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne and Roslyn Oxley 9 Gallery, Sydney
The Backstory

Bill Henson and the Dark Matter of Portraiture

In this week’s issue of TIME, artist Bill Henson collaborated with actress Cate Blanchett on a portrait for a story about her role in Blue Jasmine, the latest film by Woody Allen. LightBox presents his latest work, which served as inspiration for our shoot.

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Preston Gannaway
In Progress

Out in the ‘Hood: Young, Gay and Hoping for Something Better

Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Preston Gannaway began documenting the life of Tavaris “Teddy Ebony” Edwards when they met during Pride week at Norfolk State University last year.

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David Maisel—INSTITUTE/Courtesy of Steidl
Out There

Uncharted Territories: Black Maps by David Maisel

The allure of the American West has captivated photographers since the earliest days of the medium. David Maisel’s latest book, Black Maps, chronicles more than 25 years of observing the land from a god-like perspective and an obsession with environmental destruction.

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