Sandra M. Stevenson

Assistant Editor, Photography, The New York Times (USA)

Sandra M. Stevenson is an award-winning writer, and has been a visual editor and curator in the photography department at The New York Times for nearly fifteen years. She oversees photo editors on the news desk, and works on visual content for Race/Related and the Gender, in addition to special projects such as “Overlooked”. She is originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, and was raised in Cheyenne, Wyoming. After receiving a BA in English from Syracuse University, Sandra spent four years working at NBC on various news programs. From there, she became the program coordinator for the Black Filmmaker Foundation. During her time there, she maintained a deep commitment to helping people of colour enter the film industry at various levels.

Stevenson then went on to work for The Associated Press, rising from photo assistant to Director of Photojournalism for Latin America and the Caribbean during her eight-year tenure.

From 1995 to 1997, she worked on an advanced degree in multimedia from l’Université Toulouse in France. She was a contributing writer in the book “Unseen: Unpublished Black History from The New York Times Photo Archives”, as well as picture editor and co-curator on the book “This Is 18”.