Today, at the age of 70, Halstead is taking it a little bit easier. Rather than globetrotting to shoot wars and riots, he's off giving video journalism workshops and running the webzine Digital Journalist. But the memories of this living history are no less vivid. As he writes in the preface, "One of the best-kept secrets in journalism is that photographers can be terrific storytellers. They recall memories in colorful, visual terms, and their sense of timing can be unerring. However, you rarely hear them regaling guests at a cocktail party or dinner. The stories are so big, and based on such important events and people, that even talking about them would be in bad taste. But late at night, in a dark bar in a place like Bangkok, Paris, Calcutta, or New York, among their own kind and usually encouraged by a few drinks, the stories start to flow and they are wonderful."