Lucy Conticello is director of photography at M, the newly redesigned weekend magazine of Le Monde, since 2011.
Studied archeology, art history and photography in Rome. A chance encounter brought Lucy to work as an assistant photo editor for a newly minted newsweekly Liberal. She then followed an intense course in photography practice and history at the Maine Photographic workshops in Rockport, Maine and later went on to pursue a career as a photo editor, critic and lecturer in New York, Rome and Paris. Lucy has been assigning photographers for several years now; what she loves most is the creative process of pairing photographers with stories, brainstorming ideas and seeing how these pictures end up defining these articles. She has worked for Business Week, The New York Times, l’Espresso, The New York Times magazine, Courrier International, The IHT as well as photography agencies such as Sipa Press, Magnum Photos and –briefly, the AFP. With M has since won several prizes: “Magazine of the year 2011”(Prix du Club des directeurs artistiques, catégorie presse magazine) and two “Magazine of the Year” prizes in 2013 (the Grand Prix des Médias de CB News prize and The Prix du Syndicat des éditeurs de la presse magazine).