Multimedia Director MARK EDELSON joined The Post as a picture editor in 1993, and since then has been named Newspaper Picture Editor of the Year nine times, most recently in 2013. He's also been the lead picture editor or designer for the Post team that has earned hundreds of awards in the Best of Photojournalism, Pictures of the Year International, Society for News Design and Best Use of Photography contests.
Edelson has had the opportunity and good fortune to work closely with -- both learn from and guide -- nine regional photographers of the year. He's been a judge at numerous contests, including POYi, BOP and SND, and regularly participates in workshops and seminars from which, he says, he derives as much knowledge and inspiration as any of the students. Prior to joining The Post, he was Director of Photography at The Sun-Sentinel in Ft. Lauderdale. From 1981 to 1988 he was at The Sun-Tattler in Hollywood, Fl, working first as a photographer, then photo editor, page designer and finally Graphics Director.