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Visual Stories: Behind the Lens with Vincent Laforet by Ibarionex Perello, Vincent Laforet

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Chapter 1. The Value of an Image

Helicopter rescue following Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

ISO 800 f/6.3 1/2000 300mm

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I was scheduled to cover the U.S. Open in 2005 when I got a call from the New York Times asking if I wanted to cover a hurricane.

I’d covered a few hurricanes before, but they were never really a big deal. They were, frankly, kind of fun and involved driving around in 100-mile-per-hour winds, photographing people being stupid. I accepted the new assignment and caught the last flight from Newark, New Jersey, to Houston, Texas, where I met the reporter, Ralph Blumenthal. This was the night before Hurricane Katrina hit.

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