“As a director of photography, if you can convince the photographers you work with that you are 100 percent behind them in everything, they will give you 100 percent. I’ve always stuck up for my photographers – whether it was at the Sunday Times or Getty Images. You have to have that relationship with them because they are really vulnerable. They are only as good as their next picture. They are constantly soul-searching. They need support. They need someone to trust. That’s what I’ve always based my career on, and that’s why I have such a strong relationship with the photographers I’ve worked with. It’s my job to encourage, support and inspire them. I’ve been a photographer and I know how lonely a place that can be. I’ve been in difficult situations and know how scary that can be. For this profession to continue, we need to give as much support to the guys out there as we possibly can.”
- Getty Images VP Aidan Sullivan in an interview with The British Journal of Photography. Read more on the BJP’s Web site.
Credit: Aidan Sullivan, center, on one of his last photography assignments in Afghanistan before joining the Mail on Sunday as a picture editor. (© Aidan Sullivan)