SimonBarnettbioAs the Director of Photography for CNN Digital Simon Barnett’s responsibilities include supervising worldwide staff editors, developing long-term photographic and design strategy for digital platforms and directing the award-winning CNN Photos Blog.

Prior to joining CNN in 2011, Barnett was Director of Photography for Newsweek, Esquire, and Discover magazine. Previously he was Allsport USA’s Senior Managing Editor in Santa Monica, CA, before moving to New York in 1997 to join ESPN the Magazine as a founding editor on the launch of the magazine.

Barnett’s work has been recognized by World Press Photo, Overseas Press Club, ASME, SPD, POYi and NPPA.