Aidan Sullivan started his career as a photographer for a local newspaper in the UK. He went on to freelance as a news photographer in Fleet St. covering events and conflicts around the globe from Afghanistan to Northern Ireland.

Sullivan joined The Sunday Times of London as deputy picture editor; soon becoming the youngest picture editor in Fleet Street where he spent seven years and subsequently joined the Sunday Times Magazine as Director of Photography and Assistant Editor responsible for all photography at the magazine for eight years.

In 2005 he moved to New York and became Vice President of Photo Assignment for Getty Images, managing editorial and commercial assignments and in 2009 created the new Reportage division which attracted a number of internationally renowned award winning photojournalists and is now considered one of the leading sources of documentary photography.