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Judy Mason – Photo Editor & Researcher retires after 35 years in the industry

All the best to PAN reader Judy Mason of Judy Mason Photo Editing & Research in California who retires from the photo industry this week. – still waiting that ‘selfie’ Judy!

Hi Will,

After 35 years of doing photo research, I am retiring 🙂

I want to thank you very much for the service you have provided me for so many years! It was useful and interesting and, most definitely, helped me keep up with things.

It has been a pleasure working with you!

Judy started off in the LIFE Magazine Picture Library in NYC 1964 during the Vietnam War. She says: “Extraordinary photojournalism coming in everyday. Started doing photo research and editing for the educational market after moving to California in the 1970s. At that time, many educational publishers in the Bay Area. Started freelancing for Random House in the 1980s which was then bought by McGraw-Hill and turned into their college-level foreign-language textbook division. They soon added human development, child development,etc books, and I have been freelancing for them ever since. All the other publishers for whom I worked–Wadsworth, Brooks-Cole,etc–were either shut down or folded into companies like Cengage. The San Francisco McGraw-Hill office was shut down a couple of years ago with all the books being moved to their Dubuque,Iowa office.”