The Associated Press has announcing two appointments designed to strengthen its global entertainment photo coverage and its photo report in the Midwest and Texas.
Allison Kaufman, director of operations and production for Invision, the AP’s wholly owned entertainment photo agency, is joining the AP’s photo team as assistant director of photography for entertainment.
Kaufman has more than 16 years of experience in the entertainment photography industry. Before joining Invision in the summer of 2013, she worked at Getty Images and WireImage, developing picture desks, photo editing, and overseeing production and event coverage.
Kim Johnson Flodin, who has been the Central region’s interim photo editor since July, will become the region’s deputy news director/photos and newsgathering in a 14-state territory that stretches from the Upper Midwest to Texas.
In her new role, Flodin will partner with other managers to drive standout cross-format spot and enterprise reporting in the AP’s Central region. Included in her portfolio will be managing the region’s prize-winning photo staff.