A Snap Change

The Post has announced that its photo editor, Michel duCille, is stepping down to become the paper’s senior photographer–getting him out behind a desk and back on the streets.

The 1986 Pulitzer winner says he’s pleased to trade the stress of editing for the freedom of the camera: “Seventeen years of giving up your first love is really going beyond the call of duty…. I really love to come in and do a daily assignment or two and then go home and cook.”

In his memo to the Post staff announcing the change, the paper’s director of photography, Joe Elbert, said Keith Jenkins will be the “perfect successor.” Jenkins, who’s currently the picture editor of The Washington Post Magazine, formerly worked as the first director of photography for washingtonpost.com and as photo director for America Online.

The personnel change will happen June 1.