David Douglas Duncan (b. 1916) is an American photojournalist known for his combat photographs of the Korean war. Born in Kansas City, Missouri, he graduated from the University of Miami in Florida and later worked as a freelance photographer. He served with the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II and photographed aviation activities in the Pacific. In 1946, he became a staff photographer for LIFE magazine and covered the Korean War in 1950. He resigned from LIFE in 1956 and resumed his freelance work. His meeting with Pablo Picasso in1956 resulted in a lasting interest in the artist and his work. His photographic essays of the artist include The Private World of Pablo Picasso (1958), among others.