|From "The Ancestors Land" series by Malala Andrialavidrazana|
Friday, November 11, 2011
Posted by Qiana Mestrich at 11:00 AM
Tuesday, November 08, 2011
JR: I started working on the picture desk for the Observer colour supplement in the latter half of the 1980'a after meeting then picture editor June Stanier. But I had actually been working with photography in an advertising context for a few years before that.
June Stanier was looking for an assistant on her desk and had heard of me from a past colleague of mine at the ad agency. We met for lunch one day and I agreed to go work as her picture desk assistant.
The move to the picture desk really marked a graduation from the "applied" photography used in advertising to the more profound work of photojournalism and art photography that existed in colour supplements at the time, and that lead to my deeper interest in fine art photography.