Kira Pollack is an award-winning photo director, film director and executive producer with more than 20 years of experience in visual journalism. As the Director of Photography and Visual enterprise at TIME, Kira has conceived and executed the most innovative projects in Time Inc.'s recent history, including the Emmy award-winning Beyond 9/11 multimedia project, the Emmy-winning A Year in Space video series, FIRSTS, and TIME's 100 Most Influential Photos project.
Since joining TIME in 2010, she has overseen all photography for the brand — from the cover of the weekly magazine to the TIME Instagram feed. She conceived and launched the website Lightbox, a canvas for photography and visual innovation at Time.com, and the documentary film unit Red Border Films.
A creative and imaginative storyteller, Kira has won two news and documentary Emmy awards, the Lucie award for Photo Editor of the Year, World Press Photo of the Year, two National Magazine Awards, two Webby Awards, the Edward R. Murrow Award, an honor from the White House National Press Association, and numerous awards from Art Directors Club, the Society of Publication Designers, American Photography and Photo District News. Her work has been nominated for a Primetime Emmy nominee and twice was a finalist in the International Documentary Festival, Amsterdam.
She has served on the prestigious juries of World Press Photo, Overseas Press Club, IDFA Doclab, the Tribeca Film Festival, Instagram/Getty Grant, and the W. Eugene Smith Grant, among others.
Previously, Kira worked at The New York Times Magazine and The New Yorker. She lives in New York City with her husband Doug and daughter Edie.
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