Brent Murray

Brent Murray

ABOUT

I am a digital-native manager and producer of visual content — video and photography — for some of the industry’s most prominent and influential publications, both print and online, and am also an independent filmmaker.

Currently a contributing picture editor at The New York Times, I've been the Director of Photography at Bloomberg Business, and Associate Director of Photography at People Magazine. I was Vogue magazine's first online Art Director, overseeing the visual redesign of Vogue.com as well as coordinating and editing photographic and video coverage of New York, London, Milan, and Paris fashion weeks, and the Met Gala and Fashion's Night Out for both the web site and the magazine. At Condé Nast Portfolio (the short-lived "'Vanity Fair' of Business Magazines"), I was a Senior Photo & Video Editor. At The New York Times, I began as a web designer and became a Senior Photo Producer, where I produced photo essays and multimedia features.

I have conceived and produced original and online-exclusive features and investigative visual pieces, collaborating with Christopher Morris, Ron Haviv, Lynsey Addario, Joachim Ladefoged, Bruce Gilden, Ellen von Unwerth, Ed Kashi, Ben Baker, Amy Arbus, and more.

I have expert-level experience with the Adobe creative suite, including Premiere and Photoshop, as well as extensive experience producing photo and video shoots, location scouting, hiring crew for both video and photo, directing and making editing decisions on set, and trafficking and managing assets post-shoot for publication across various platforms.

My own photographs have been published in The New York Times, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Art Forum, Bloomberg Businessweek, Der Spiegel, Zeit Magazine, Condé Nast Portfolio, O, Viking Books, and Random House Books.

As an independent filmmaker, I have directed and produced five short narrative films: 
• "The Music of Erich Zann" (2018) - Currently in production
• "The Monkey's Paw" (2018) - Currently in post-production
• "Night Terror" (2018)
• "The Alarm" (2017) (IMDB page)
• "Beyond the Doors" (2016) (IMDB page)

AWARDS
Society of News Design, Award of Excellence, LGBT Pride Special Section, 2018
International Horror Hotel Film Festival, Best Short Film - "Beyond the Doors", 2017
Webby Award, People's Choice: Vogue.com, 2012
Webby Honoree, Condé Nast Portfolio.com, 2008
Pictures of the Year International 2004, Best Use of Photography on NYTimes.com; Award of Excellence: “Photographer’s Journal”
Pictures of the Year International 2003, Best Use of Photography on NYTimes.com; Award of Excellence: “Iraq Journal”
Communication Arts Interactive Design Award, "Thinking Big: A Plan for Ground Zero", 2003
Pictures of the Year International 2002, Best Use of Photography on NYTimes.com; Third Place: “American Poverty” by Chang Lee
Editor & Publisher, First Place: "Headlines in History", 2000
New England Associated Press web design award, Best Special Section, 2000
New England Associated Press design award, Best Lifestyle Section Design, 1999
Maine Press Association design awards: Best Info-graphic 1999, Best Lifestyle Section Front, 1999