New York (September 8, 2018) Culture Trip today announced that Susan White, Vanity Fair’s renowned former photography director, has joined the company in the newly-created role of Executive Photography Editor.
In the new leadership role, Susan will lend her unparalleled insights and experience to mentor Culture Trip’s best-in-class global team of photographers and commissioners. She will help mold the creative and strategic vision for the brand’s photo web/app content as well as the newly-announced “Culture Trip” – a free monthly print glossy, debuting in October. Based in New York, Susan will report to Mick Greenwood, Director of Visual Content, Culture Trip.
“In the next 2 years, we want to become a destination for photographers and photography-lovers alike,” said Dr Kris Naudts, Founder and CEO, Culture Trip. “Susan’s appointment is an important first step, and we’re honored to have this industry icon help shape the vision of our global creative network.”
“I was drawn to Culture Trip by the ambitious scope of its mission, the wide range of subject matter and its potential to be a significant platform for photography and reporting,” said Susan White, Executive Photography Editor, Culture Trip. “It’s a dynamic enterprise already – the energy, creativity and vision percolating here remind me of my early days at Vanity Fair.”
Susan White joins Culture Trip as executive photography editor following more than 2 decades as the photography director of Vanity Fair magazine where she oversaw the creation of many iconic and news making photographs while working with some of the most notable image makers in the industry. During her tenure, VF achieved numerous photography awards, including: The American Society of Magazine Editors Ellie Award for General Excellence in Photography (2000, 2002, 2008, 2010), The Society of Publication Designers Gold and Silver Awards (2004, 2007, 2012, 2016) and The Lucie Foundation Photo Editor of the Year (2005).
She has served as a judge at ASME, SPD, World Press Photo, and Lens Culture and has reviewed portfolios for the New York Times Lens Portfolio review, The Palm Springs Photo Festival and PhotoExpo.