Michele McNally: A Transformational Figure in Photojournalism

From a New York Times obit by Sam Roberts headlined “Michele McNally, Who Elevated Times Photography, Dies at 66”:

Michele McNally, who elevated photojournalism at The New York Times as its first director of photography and later as a top newsroom manager in a 14-year tenure that brought the paper six Pulitzer Prizes for news and feature photography, died in Yonkers, N.Y….

Ms. McNally was named The Times’s director of photography in 2004 by Bill Keller, the executive editor at the time. The next year, she was promoted to assistant managing editor, becoming the first photo editor to join the top echelon of newsroom management known as the masthead.