above: PAN reader, Elliot – “I’ll be Head of Pictures looking after the paper and online”.
Elliot Wagland currently The Huffington Post and Group Picture Editor will be replacing current Evening Standard Head of pictures David Ofield who leaves the paper on April 15th. Dave leaves after 29 years on the picture desk which he joined from the Daily Star where he was Deputy Picture Editor. He intends to retire.The London Evening Standard picture desk staff taken on 9th December 1988, the last day in Fleet Street when the paper was based at the Daily Express building.
Left to right: Dave Theobald, David Ofield (picture editor), Richard Bond and Jimmy James.
above: Dave on a visit to fotofringe London 2012
Elliot takes his new role as Head of Pictures looking after the paper and online in June. Previously to the Huffington Post he was Deputy Picture Editor Daily Mail, London February 2005 – January 2008 and Assistant Picture Daily Mirror, London Editor July 1998 – February 2005.
Dave will be returning to the Standard to see Elliot into the new role for a few weeks in June, and I am sure we will be seeing him around for a while yet…
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• Congrats to both!
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