OUT100: Chris Geidner, Sewell Chan, Masha Gessen & Josh Barro

OUT100: Chris Geidner, Sewell Chan, Masha Gessen & Josh Barro

Photography by JUCO | Retouching by Anna Glen at Wet Noodle

The Moment: January 23, 1940: The first operational break in the Enigma code by the team led by Alan Turing

“At a time when public debate often feels coarse and degraded, I’ve been gratified by the huge appetite that exists for the thoughtful essays we publish in our opinion pages,” says Sewell Chan (far left), deputy editor of the Op-Ed and Sunday Review sections of The New York Times. Journalist and author Masha Gessen (far right), who has been reporting on Russia’s extreme human rights abuses, co-edited the book Gay Propaganda: Russian Love Stories, and wrote this year’s Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot. Both Chris Geidner (center, seated), BuzzFeed’s legal editor, and Josh Barro (center, standing), who is a contributor at MSNBC and a domestic correspondent at the Times, help readers understand what’s really important in complicated news stories—from marriage equality and unemployment issues to HIV prevention.

Photographed at the Stanford White Studio at the Chatwal Hotel, New York on September 17, 2014

Styling by Michael Cook. Groomer: Angela DiCarlo. Jacket and Vest by Burberry Brit (Chan). Jacket, Cardigan, and Shirt by Perry Ellis (Geidner). Jacket and shirt by Perry Ellis (Barro)

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