Tell Me More: Concept to Cover feat. New York Magazine & The Atlantic
We’re kicking off Duke Career Center’s Tell Me More series with a special DEMAN inspired-episode featuring two all-star alumni who worked together at The Chronicle: New York Magazine’s Senior Photo Editor, Maya Robinson ’11, and The Atlantic’s Staff Writer David Graham ’09.
Robinson and Graham take us behind the scenes of the creative process of magazine cover photography and cover stories for their respective publications, share how they are photographing and reporting globally during the pandemic, as well as answer your burning questions.
In collaboration with Duke Arts, DeWitt Wallace Center for Media & Democracy, Duke Alumni Engagement & Development, Duke in NY, Duke in LA & Duke Global Education Office, Her Campus, DukeJournos, & more. Find all of our collaborators on our Facebook event page!
Maya Robinson ‘11
Senior Photo Editor, New York Magazine (NY)
The Chronicle Vol. 104 Photo Editor (2008–09)
Major: Visual & Media Studies / Certificate: Documentary Studies
Maya Robinson is a senior photo editor at New York Magazine. She has been with New York for nine and a half years. Previously she held the roles of Art Director of Photo and Visuals and Photo Editor for Vulture.com, New York’s culture website where she developed the visual identity of the brand. She has also worked with Harper’s Bazaar and Teen Vogue. She graduated from Duke in 2011.
Moderated by David Graham ‘09
Staff Writer, The Atlantic (Durham)
The Chronicle Vol. 103 Editor-in-Chief (2007–08)
Major: History / Minor: Arabic / Certificate: Islamic Studies
David A. Graham is a staff writer at The Atlantic, based in Durham, N.C.. He was previously politics editor of The Atlantic, where his section won a Webby Award. He has written and reported for Newsweek, The Daily Beast, The Wall Street Journal, Our State, and The National in Abu Dhabi. He graduated from Duke in 2009.
Introduction by Sujal Manohar ‘20
AmeriCorps Artist in Residence, Imagine Art & Hart Fellow (Austin)
The Chronicle Vol. 114 Photo Editor (2018–19)
Majors: Neuroscience & Visual Arts / Minor: Chemistry
Sujal Manohar is a recent Duke alumna and Alice M. Baldwin Scholar who thrives at the intersection of the arts and sciences. Originally from Dallas, Texas, she enjoys using the arts to raise awareness about health issues and help people living with illness and disability. At Duke, Sujal served as the Photography Editor for the Chronicle’s 114th volume, taught art to pediatric patients, and created artwork about mental health for her senior thesis. Her documentary photographs highlighting the Nasher Reflections Program, which offers art gallery tours for adults with dementia, were displayed at Duke’s Art of Science Gallery.
Sujal is currently serving as a Hart Fellow and AmeriCorps Artist in Residence at Imagine Art, a nonprofit art studio for people with disabilities in Austin, Texas.