LIFE photographer George Lacks in official war correspondent's uniform ~ No. 2 (circa 1945; actual size 7.6 x 9.4 in. (19.2 x 24.0 cm.)). Photograph by Bill O'Meara. This photo is from my personal collection. Note that the lighting is not directed in George's face, as in the previous photo. Note also the cropping closer to the face, so that the loose jacket button and worn buttonhole on left side are no longer visible. Photo lightly retouched to remove scratches and white spots, and desaturated to remove color artifacts.