Check out the current issue of the Houston Center for Photography's Spot Magazine for an interview with WW. This question was one of our favorites:
JL: What was the first photograph you ever saw?
WW: That one's locked in the past. I grew up during WWII -- my father was a POW actually. I didn't see him until 1945 after he was liberated... So it was probably a family picture of my father in the Air Force. I remember seeing one picture that I'm still pretty attached to, of my father reading to me and my two really pretty cousins when I was around five or four -- it's a classic staged photograph. We weren't from a family who had cameras, so we'd have to arrange for pictures. Some families in the 40s and 50s grew up with cameras. We weren't one of them.