Publishes his first book, This Is War!.
Meets a young Japanese photographer, Jun Miki, who introduces him to Nikon lenses. Working in Tokyo when the war in Korea breaks out. From July, 1950, to January, 1951, covers the Korean War.
Meets Pablo Picasso on February 8th. Quits Life magazine. Goes to work for Collier's but Collier's folds that same year.
Takes his first trip to Russia with John Gunther and wife. Sells Life his story on the Kremlin, and sells his story on Moscow to the Saturday Evening Post.
Spends all of 1957 photographing Pablo Picasso, at work and at play, in his home La Californie. In 1958, he publishes The Private World of Pablo Picasso. Takes two more trips to Moscow to finish shooting the treasures of the Kremlin. "The Private World of Pablo Picasso," at The Nelson Gallery and Atkins Museum, runs November 2nd to the 30th.
Receives the Citation of Excellence from the Overseas Press Club of America for Best Photographic Reporting (Still) from Abroad.