Carl Mydans (1907-2004) was an American photojournalist who covered major news events in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Born and raised in Boston, he studied at the Boston University School of Journalism in 1930. He began his career in photojournalism in 1931 and later joined the photographic staff of the Farm Security Administration.In 1936, he joined LIFE magazine, where he remained a staff photographer until 1972.During those years, he covered major worldwide news events, including World War II. After the closing of LIFE, he continued his photojournalist work with assignments from Time, Fortune and Smithsonian Magazine, among others. In 1951, he was received the US Camera Gold Achievement Award.