For over 35 years, Lonnie Schlein worked as photo-editor for The New York Times while simultaneously pursuing his own career as a photographer. In 2001, he was assigned to handle all photography documenting the Sept. 11 attacks on The United States for the paper’s special section, “A Nation Challenged,” which won the Pulitzer Prize. He also edited The Times’ photo book, “A Nation Challenged,” which remained on the best-seller list for several months.

While at The New York Times, Mr. Schlein served as Foreign Picture Editor and was in charge of photo coverage during the fall of Gorbachev and other major world events; he served as National Picture Editor during both the Clinton and Bush Administrations, and spent much time in Washington directing coverage of three Presidential Elections, Inaugurations, and the Impeachment process. He has also served in the Metro, and Arts sections, as well as the Travel section where he assigned stories to photographers all over the world.

In 2010, he left the paper to devote himself full-time to freelance photography. Today, Lonnie Schlein spends much of his time travelling, exhibiting his work internationally, and spending time with his family.

2 Responses to About

  1. Dear Lonnie Schlein
    I’m a Portuguese young lady born in the northern city of Barcelos, in Portugal. I found an article written by you in 1984, in which you described the traditional weekly market of my hometown. I’ve just posted it in the blog I created about our arts and crafts, whose name is…Feira de Barcelos (the name of the weekly market).
    It’s being a success! Everybody is excited about the reporter from the New York Times who wrote about the Barcelos’ market. I just wanted you to know that after all these years your article is being read.
    I’m also wondering if you kept any photos of the Fair in 1984. If so, we all would love to see them!

    Thank you for spreading the word about our town and hope you can come to Barcelos in the near future.
    Kind regards!

    • Hello Maria,

      My name is Michelle, and I take care of this blog for Lonnie. Actually, it has been somewhat dormant lately while we decide what direction we want to go with his blogging. I apologize for taking so long to reply to your message, and will be sure to forward it and your contact information to him immediately.

      Michelle LaRiviere

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