Eyeist: Stella Kramer

Stella Kramer
Consultant/Creative Strategist

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The New York Times

Photo Editor

People Magazine

Photo Editor

Brill's Content

Director of Photography


Advertising, Publishing, Corporate, Editorial, Curation/Fine Art, Marketing, Stock, Education, Events, Book Projects, Exhibitions, Essays

Conceptual, Documentary/Photojournalism, Still Life, Food, Landscape, Nature, Sports, Portraiture, Lifestyle, Travel, Street, Underwater, General

Stella Kramer is a Pulitzer Prize-winning creative strategist, working with photographers to strengthen their creative eye, put together the strongest portfolios and websites reflecting their work, and set a course to reach their professional goals. She also lectures, reviews portfolios for ASMP, APA, Photolucida, PhotoNOLA, FotoFusion, Atlanta Celebrates Photography and others, curates both online and in museums, and is the creator of In The Loupe, a web TV show showcasing photography.

Starting as a Photo Editor, Stella worked for such major publications as The New York Times, PEOPLE, Entertainment Weekly, Sports Illustrated, Newsweek and Brill’s Content. She has worked on many of the major news events in recent history, serving as the Photo Editor for The New York Times series “Portraits of Grief” memorializing those who lost their lives in the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks. Her work as part of the that team won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service and the 2002 Infinity Award for Public Service from the International Center of Photography.

Stella was also part of the team at The New York Times that won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography. While at Newsweek, she received the 1995 Clarion Award for Feature Press Photography from Women In Communications, and has won numerous other awards.

Stella has curated photography for the South Street Seaport Museum in New York, and for both the Griffin Museum of Photography and Fraction magazine online.

With in-depth critiques and positive encouragement, Stella will work with you to train your eye, look at your work in a new way, and shape your portfolio and website to attract interest from potential clients.


“I have found that my experience in working with a photo editor was invaluable. The quality of my clients went up and the look of my website and portfolio excelled to a much higher level. I was fortunate enough to come across Stella Kramer to help with my business objectives, and her editing skills and ‘behind the scenes’ knowledge far surpassed mine.”
Julien McRoberts, Photographer

“Stella Kramer is the rare photo editor that nurtures the creative process and really brings out the best in me when I shoot. I think the best proof of this is the fact that time and time again, my assignments for her always ended up being used in my portfolio. As an editor she's the best, I always loved her selects and the images she ended up using.”
Nathaniel Welch, Photographer

“I also had the pleasure of working with Stella Kramer. She was great and very informative. Her portfolio review helped me understand the strength of a tighter edit and her fresh voice/eye was just what I needed as an emerging photographer.”
Van Ditthavong, Photographer

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