It was unexpected call from the Managing Editor of LIFE magazine requesting I drop by their offices in midtown. Sitting with 3 editors in a meeting room surrounded by famous LIFE covers from over the decades, they told me that they want to feature NYChildren on the cover. 13 million were printed for 23 million readers in the United States. The boy on the cover from the NYChildren project is Basim from Iraq. In Arabic Basim means ‘smile’– which we did.