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Time Inc.’s ‘PEOPLE’ Names Catriona Ni Aolain Director of Photography

Dec 9, 2014

NEW YORK, December 9, 2014 – Time Inc.’s PEOPLE, the top magazine media brand in the United States, has named Catriona Ni Aolain Director of Photography for the PEOPLE brand across digital and print platforms. Reporting to PEOPLE’s Creative Director, Andrea Dunham, Ni Aolain begins her new role on Monday, Dec. 22.


Before joining PEOPLE, Ni Aolain worked in all aspects of magazine photography. For the past 12 years she created stories with some of the industry’s top photographers while developing new talent, as well as managing staff and budgets. She most recently served for two years as Director of Photography at Men’s Journal. Prior, Ni Aolain held a similar role at ESPN the Magazine for six years, where she was responsible for the visual identity of the magazine, as well as for conceptualizing feature stories for the magazine and other ESPN The Magazine branded media. Under her direction, ESPN The Magazine was the recipient of the 2011 National Magazine Award for Feature Photography.


“We are thrilled that Catriona is joining PEOPLE’s editorial team,” says Dunham. “Her experience directing top photographers and producing photo shoots for major media brands across multiple platforms is a major asset.”


Early in her career Ni Aolain was a senior photo editor at Esquire and Associate Photo Editor at Premiere, where she was promoted to Photo Director in 2003. She began her career as an agent and producer at Bill Charles Represents.


Ni Aolain has received awards from American Photography, the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME), the Society of Photo Directors (SPD), the Art Directors Club, and more. A native of Connemara in the west of Ireland, Catriona Ni Aolain graduated from the National University of Ireland (Maynooth) where she earned a B.A. degree in Anthropology and studied Gaelic. She lives in New York with her husband and two sons.





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