Barbara Villet is an author and journalist who was a photo editor at Life and collaborated on many of Mr. Villet's projects. Grey Villet (1927-2000) was a celebrated, award-winning photojournalist for Life magazine. Throughout his career, he shot for publications in his native South Africa, England and the United States, covering breaking news, sports, presidential politics and entertainment, and documenting the midcentury conflicts of the American South, Cuba and the Middle East. One of photojournalism's most distinguished practitioners, Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Crowley of the New York Times credits the influence of a Grey Villet Life essay with his decision, at age nine, to become a photographer.
" Their case, Loving v Virginia, reached the Supreme Court. As they awaited a verdict, the Lovings let Life magazine photographer Grey Villet into their home for two weeks; he captured the drama of an ordinary couple's forbidden love." * The Times Magazine *