Brent Murray

Brent Murray

ABOUT

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

Currently a freelance 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 major events such as the Met Gala and Fashion's Night Out for both the web site and the magazine. I was also a photo and video editor for Condé Nast Portfolio. I began as a web designer and then became a senior photo producer at The New York Times, where I produced award-winning multimedia pieces, videos, and photo essays.

I have conceived and produced many original and online-exclusive investigative photographic pieces, collaborating with some of the industry's greatest talents including Bruce Gilden, Ed Kashi, Ben Baker, Christopher Morris, Amy Arbus, Ron Haviv, Ben Baker, Lynsey Addario, James Whitlow Delano, Jill Greenberg, and more.

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 three short narrative films, and am currently in production with a short series of social documentary short films around the theme of tolerance, compassion and refuge. 
• "Love is not a Crime" (2018) - Documentary short on LGBT asylum seekers, currently in production.
• "The Alarm" (2017) - Narrative short film, currently in post-production
• "Just Outside" (2017) - Narrative short film, currently in post-production
• "Beyond the Doors" (2016) (IMDB page) - Narrative short film

I have expert-level experience with the Adobe creative suite, including Premiere and Photoshop, as well as extensive experience producing photo and video shoots, including 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.

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
Pictures of the Year International, Best Use of Photography on NYTimes.com, 2004
Pictures of the Year International, "Photographer's Journal", 2004
Pictures of the Year International, Best Use of Photography on NYTimes.com, 2003
Pictures of the Year International, "Iraq Journal", 2003
Communication Arts, Interactive Design award, "Thinking Big: A Plan for Ground Zero", 2003
Pictures of the Year International, Photography on NYTimes.com, 2002
Pictures of the Year International, "American Poverty", 2002
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