This Sunday’s edition of the Sunday Times newspaper in the UK will be the last for the news photo desk on the paper headed up for 31 years by Photo Editor Ray Wells.
From what we hear the changes are due to a merging of The Times and Sunday Times News picture desks. Looks like the The Times photo desk will be running a combined desk as a seven day operation. The Sunday Times magazines and supplements picture operation (for The Mag, Style, Culture, Home and Travel) is currently unaffected by the merger and will continue as before.
PAN reached out to the comms people at News UK, the paper owner, earlier this week on hearing the news …nothing back so far.
Also leaving the Sunday Times picture desk are Deputy Photo Editor Kevin Hayes who has been with the paper 26 years, Senior Picture Researcher Annabelle Whitestone , Digital Picture Editor Ben Williamson and Picture Desk Manager Denise Brackell.
A ‘socially distanced’ leaving drinks do is planned for early September …will let you know if we get the party pics!