Happy 96th Birthday, John G. Morris

Dec 7, 2012
John G. Morris celebrated his 96th birthday in London at the Frontline Club with a private screening of the new film, "Get The Picture," followed by a party and birthday cake. Photograph © 2012 by Barbara Doux
John G. Morris celebrated his 96th birthday in London at the Frontline Club with a private screening of the new film, "Get The Picture," followed by a party and birthday cake. Photograph © 2012 by Barbara Doux

The man who was Robert Capa's picture editor on D-Day, who was Magnum Photo's first executive director at the invitation of his friend Henri Cartier-Bresson, who has been the picture editor of The New York Times, the Washington Post, Life magazine, and National Geographic, who wrote the iconic book "Get The Picture: A Personal History Of Photojournalism," today turned 96 years old in "retirement."

To say that Morris is a living legend is an understatement. Living in Paris, he's celebrating his birthday today in London at the Frontline Club where tonight there's a private screening of a new film about his life. The Cathy Pearson film, called "Get The Picture," will be shown soon at film festivals. To learn more about the movie, see this preview from the filmmaker.