Recorded in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, NY
Episode Length: 53.22
Air Date: January 8, 2018
Produced by: Jordan Weitzman
Edited by by: Cristal Duhaime
In this episode, we go behind the scenes with Siobhán Bohnacker to talk about her work as a senior photo editor at the New Yorker. At the magazine, she commissions original photography, art directs The New Yorker's award-winning short fiction section - and curates On Photography for newyorker.com.
Prior to joining The New Yorker, she worked as a photo editor at The New York Times Magazine and from 2009-2012, worked with NGO’s and non-profits (Human Rights Watch, The United Nations Foundation, Free Arts), as well as advertising clients (Nike, Vitamin Water among others), on the production of high-profile portfolios and campaigns. She has served as on-set producer on over 200 photo shoots, most notably, at The White House, for “Going The Distance”, David Remnick’s profile of President Barack Obama (2014), and “Portraits Of Power”, an ASME-winning portfolio of 56 heads of state, photographed at the United Nations and published in The New Yorker in 2009. International on-set production work includes projects in Africa, Palestine, Israel, the Thai-Burma border and Europe.
Siobhán consulted for The International Center of Photography on independent artist books for their 2013 Triennial entitled “A Different Kind of Order”, for the Museum of Modern Art on contemporary photography for the catalogue to their 2017 exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?", and has co-produced exhibitions at Colette, Matthew Marks Gallery, Lincoln Center and The New-York Historical Society. A Fellow of The Royal Society of The Arts, Siobhán has been a guest lecturer at the photography programs at Yale, The Cooper Union and the School of Visual Arts, and has served on the jury for numerous international photo contests.