Kira Pollack is an award-winning photo director, film director and executive producer with more than 20 years of experience in visual journalism. As 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 multi-media project, the A YEAR IN SPACE video series, and the 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 and the documentary film unit Red Border Films.
A creative and imaginative storyteller, Kira’s awards include a news and documentary Emmy award, 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, White House National Press Association, and numerous awards from Art Directors Club, SPD, American Photography and PDN. She is also a Primetime Emmy nominee and an IDFA finalist.
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 and daughter.