With 54 Time magazine covers to his credit, photojournalist Dirck Halstead has enjoyed a front row seat to the great events of the last half of the twentieth century. Dirck started the UPI photo bureau in Saigon in 1965, photographed the first U.S. Marines as they landed on China Beach, then ten years later captured the exodus of Americans during the fall of Saigon. Dirck covered the inaugural of John F. Kennedy as the 31st president of the United States and went on to document all the following presidents through the Clinton administration. His iconic photograph of Clinton embracing a then-unknown intern, Monica Lewinsky became the "smoking gun" image that was published all over the world.

Halstead claims that Washington, DC is "Hollywood without the talent." Between assignments at the White House for Time magazine, Dirck built a reputation as one of the film industry's top "special" photographers, producing scores of posters for major motion pictures.

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