A Letter From The Publisher, Mar. 25, 1974

The assigning and culling of the photographs for each issue of TIME—a task that sometimes requires the clairvoyance of a fortune-teller and the shrewdness of a sleuth— is carried out by ten picture researchers under the direction of Picture Editor John Durniak and Assistant Picture Editor Michele Stephenson. In the course of an average week, between 10,000 and 15,000 separate pictures, most of them tiny prints on contact sheets, will be inspected by the staff before a selection of the best of them are blown up to 8-in. by 10-in. size; from that group the final 75 or so black...

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