He did not believe that a photographer’s creativity ended with the click of the shutter; in his darkroom, he combined elements of multiple pictures to create something new.
He sought to depict his community “from the inside out” and to challenge negative images of Puerto Ricans in New York.
The paper won six Pulitzer Prizes for photography during her tenure as its director of photography and a member of the newsroom’s top management.
As national security adviser, he pleaded guilty in an illegal scheme to aid Nicaraguan rebels in the 1980s. Guilt-ridden, he attempted suicide.