The Press: Concealed Weapons

For photographers covering the Republican National Committee meeting in Chicago last week, the news was bad; from its meeting to consider disputed delegates, the committee had barred workers for "paraphernalia media" (GOPatter for radio and TV men and photographers). While everyone else was protesting, LIFE Photographer Francis Miller, 46, a veteran of 25 years as a newsman, went quietly to work to cover the meeting in his own way. Miller, who has often snapped pictures where photographers were banned, is an old hand at concealing the weapons of his trade. (Three years ago,...

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