It all started in an elevator. It was the summer of 2003, in the former building of the International Center of Photography, a beautiful space on the corner of 94th street and 5th Avenue on New York’s “Museum Mile.” I had just finished teaching a class on photo books. It was in the elevator that I met Richard Whelan, Robert Capa’s biographer. We had run into each other a few times but that was our first real conversation, between the first and second floors.
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