BEHIND THE FEATURE
What didn't fit in the front-page article? What was it like to be there, to be them? From the journalists themselves, here are the stories behind our favorite stories.
"Every trip we take unfolds a myriad stories all at once, and after we get back home, we tell only a few of them, even to ourselves."
"To secure a spot on the Gitmo press tour where he met Ted Conover, René Clement had to sign a 13-page contract of conduct. "Most of it," the Dutch photojournalist says, "was about what you cannot photograph."
"I didn’t get to see Camp X-Ray on my first trip to Guantánamo—in 2003, for The New York Times Magazine. The original detention facility for prisoners of the war on terror, it was used for only a few months, until something larger and sturdier was ready. But on my second visit, in 2014 for Vanity Fair, the military placed the abandoned prison on the itinerary for the morning of my third and final day.