Maryanne Golon is director of photography at The Washington Post. She is a key member of the senior management team, and she is responsible for all aspects of photography across all platforms. She manages seventeen staff photojournalists, eighteen photography editors, and assigns scores of freelance photojournalists.
In 2019, photojournalist Carolyn Van Houten won the Robert Capa Gold medal from the Overseas Press Club, and the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism prize for her photography of the migrant crisis. Photojournalist Lorenzo Tugnoli was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography, and first place World Press Photo recognition for his coverage of the war in Yemen.
Golon was previously TIME Magazine’s director of photography and co-managed the international newsmagazine’s photography team for more than fifteen years. Golon has received numerous individual and team picture-editing awards from Pictures of the Year International and NPPA’s Best of Photojournalism competitions.