From The Publisher: Jan. 4, 1993

There is something about Presidents and other indigenous people that fascinates William Coupon. The photographer for our Man of the Year cover has spent years traveling the globe capturing images of world leaders, celebrities and members of vanishing primitive tribes. His style is well suited to such serious subject matter -- intimate pictures using textured backgrounds that give his work a painterly quality reminiscent of Rembrandt's emotional canvases of the kings and prophets of the Bible. "The format is respectful," says Coupon. "Therefore what you have is a more revealing portrait of a person."

Coupon's ability to work fast was ideal...

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