July 21st, 1969, that was the day I met Hubert, friend of Jean-Pierre and founder of the Gamma agency. Hubert had come to see his mother who lived in Connecticut and at the same time wanted to talk with Jean Pierre about the representation of Gamma in the United States. I had been living with Jean-Pierre for a few years and his work fascinated me. It was with him that I discovered my passion for photography and the life of a press photographer, exciting and romantic in my eyes. Hubert and Jean-Pierre both decided that opening a Gamma office in the United States was the only solution, I listened to them discussing with a distracted ear because it was the day Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon. Historic day when my life changed. Hubert looked at me attentively and said to me “Why not you?… I don’t know anything about it I answered … You will learn he told me,” I liked this attitude of risk taking and since learning was the only thing that interested me, I immediately accepted...
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