AP: This is the type of photojournalism that used to define magazines.
RS: The pictures in the book are obviously important, but they don't live on their own. The essays don't live on their own. The statistics don't live on their own. But when you weave them together you get something really powerful. Doing these books is like putting together a jigsaw puzzle, and you've got all the pieces but you've lost the box the pieces came in, so you don't really know what the picture is that you're supposed to be making. So you put it all together and say, "I hate that," and you throw it out and then start over. We had a wonderful designer, Brad Zucroff, who had the unenviable task of taking these 25,000 pictures and trying to figure out how to put them together. He was helped by photo editors like Karen Mullarkey, Eliane Laffont, and Michele Stephenson.