Darrell B. Perry was the Director of Photography for the Wall Street Journal, where he oversaw a staff of roughly 10 Photo Editors and Photo Researchers, providing wire, creative and assignment photography for the Journal, WSJ.com, the Wall Street Journal Europe & the Asian Wall Street Journal.
Perry began his photo career as a file clerk, then a researcher at PhotoReseachers, Inc., in New York City. He then went to work for United Media, a Scripps-Howard company, based at the PanAm Building, as a Photo Researcher for television supplement sections, finding entertainment photos to be distributed in over 10,000 weekly Sunday papers, nationwide. There, he was also a columnist, covering offbeat cable offerings weekly. From there, he went on to work at many startup and re-launched magazines and publishing projects, including Psychology Today, Mother Earth News and Spy Magazine. At other points in his career, he has worked as an Editor or Account Executive at several stock photo agencies, including FPG, LGI, Index Stock and Image Direct. In 1996, Perry joined the bi-coastal photo-publicity staff of CBS Television Network, assigning, editing and distributing photos worldwide to promote over a dozen hit shows including “Touched by An Angel” and the “Late Show with David Letterman”. A varied career filled with full-time positions and dozens of freelance projects, Perry has worked in all aspects of photography: advertising, editorial, publicity and trade and textbooks. He has assigned and edited, bought and sold photography since 1985.
Perry has shared in the Pulitzer Prize in Journalism for Breaking News Reporting for the coverage of the tragic events on and after September 11th, 2001 in New York City, Pennsylvania and Washington, DC. His Weekend Staff was recently honored for outstanding design by the Society for Publication Designers for their work on the Weekend Edition’s Pursuits Section.
Born in Newark, N.J., and reared on Staten Island, N.Y., Perry graduated from New York University with a degree in Cinema Studies. He has served on the board as Co-President of the American Society of Picture Professionals and on the Local Area Board for Pacifica Radio Network’s WBAI in New York. In additional to his work with the Journal, he is now developing media projects for the web and starting a community charity promoting civic education and public access media.
He is an active member of the Masonic Lodge, Joseph Warren-Gothic #934, in New York City.