James Wellford

senior international photo editor, USA

James Wellford © Karim Ben Khelifa

James Wellford is a senior photo editor at Newsweek magazine. He has collaborated on a number of award-winning projects recognized by World Press Photo, the Overseas Press Club, and at the Visa Pour L'Image. Additionally, he has curated a number of exhibitions including Projections of Reality (Moscow), Darkness Visible, Afghanistan by Seamus Murphy (VII Gallery, New York City), and is a co-founder of the group SeenUnseen, a series of programs that explores in-depth visual stories addressing controversial political issues. Wellford teaches at the International Center of Photography in New York.


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Newsweek's senior international photo editor James Wellford, who joined as a master at the 2012 Joop Swart Masterclass, speaks about his background and the experience of the masterclass.