George Pitts was the director of photography at Life magazine from 2004–2007. From 1993–2004 he was the director of photography at Vibe magazine. He is a photographer, writer and also a professor at The Parsons School of Design. In 2006, he received The Lucie Award for “Picture Editor Of The Year.” In 1994 and 2003 he received the SPD Gold Award of Excellence for Vibe magazine photography. His own photography has been published in the New York Times Magazine, New York, Details, Premiere, Spin, Vice, Nerve and other publications, and his writing has appeared in S magazine, aRude, the Paris Review and the Partisan Review.