The French Trotting Horse That Ate Artichokes

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JAMIN (August 1959)     Once again, my boss Paul Slade was off shooting a story in Hollywood or somewhere glamorous and I was asked by Stephane Grueff to accompany Match reporter Philippe de Bausset to Roosevelt Raceway in Westbury, Long Island to photograph a French  wonder, a trotting horse named … Read More

Fidel Comes to New York

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FIDEL CASTRO (April 1959)      Three and a half months after he removed dictator Batista from power in Havana, revolutionary Fidel Castro, the Presidente of Cuba, and his band of romantic, world-wide heroes, came to New York on an unofficial visit. It was, April 1959, and it signaled the … Read More

The Early Years – Part 2

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THE EARLY YEARS – PART TWO (1955-1957) My career as a photojournalist was going nowhere and living at home,  with my family, in The Bronx was beginning to wear upon me. Not only didn’t they have faith in my abilities to succeed as a magazine photographer they were able to … Read More

The Early Years – Part 1

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THE EARLY YEARS (1955-1957) When I told my mother that I had decided to become a photographer the first question she asked me was “Yes, but what are you really going to do to earn a living?” And Dad followed up with: “You should take teaching. A teacher will always … Read More