A Letter From The Publisher: Aug. 15, 1983

Every doting parent has experienced the special challenges of photographing a baby. Baby isn't very helpful. But when such a photograph is needed for the cover of TIME, the challenges grow exponentially. First, the professional photographer, unlike the parent, has to find a baby. This week's cover photographer, Gordon Munro, consulted Marge McDermott, a New York City talent agent for the carriage set, and told her exactly what he wanted: "A baby who seems to be almost newborn but is also beginning to look like everybody's idea of a baby. And I want...

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