Tony Vaccaro (b. 1922) discovered photography as a high school student in New Rochelle, New York. With the outbreak of WWII, Tony joined the US Army and was assigned to the 83rd Infantry Division. After landing on the beach at Normandy, his division fought their way to Berlin, then on to Italy. With a sharp eye for composition, gesture and the decisive moment, Vaccaro surreptitiously captured over 8,000 photographs during the war on a smuggled Argus C3 camera. Crouching in foxholes on moonless nights, he developed the film in helmets and hung the negatives to dry on tree branches. His iconic—and unauthorized—representations led the BBC to describe Vaccaro as the war’s greatest combat photographer. The Italian press simply dubbed him, ‘Il Maestro’.