Jean-Pierre’s work will be on view at the Photobiennale-2016 from February 16th to March 17th in Moscow, Russia. The images are from his book Photographer’s Paradise: Turbulent America (Glitterati).
Read what publications are saying about Jean-Pierre Laffont’s work:
- Sud Ouest, Elle, Chasseur d’Images, RÉPONSES PHOTO, Stylist, FranceFineArt.com, FearOfMissingOut.OverBlog.com
- LIBÉRATION, TÉLÉRAMA SORTIR, L’INSTANT.PARIS-MATCH.COM, POLKA MAGAZINE.COM, O MAGAZINE.FR
- TÉLÉMATIN, FAUBOURG SIMONE, POLKA MAGAZINE, LA VIE, VICE.COM, ACTUPHOTO.COM, SORTIR À PARIS.COM
- L’EXPRESS STYLES, AESTHETICA, A-L-ŒIL.INFO, PARIS-NEWYORK.TV
- À NOUS PARIS, DIRECT MATIN, L’ŒIL DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE.COM, LIAISONS SOCIALES MAGAZINE
- Sud Ouest
Photojournalist: a word that evokes adventure. Sparked by the desire to be a witness to his time, Jean-Pierre Laffont embarked on discovering the world in absolute freedom. To cover the news, to tell stories, that is what he wanted to do. For a photojournalist, America was, and continues to be, a Photographer’s Paradise.
“How much is it for a photo of the Berlin Wall coming down?” Jean-François Leroy asked earlier this year. “Just 88 euro cents.”
Converting this into U.S. dollars gives a total of $1.20. As a result, questions are being asked as to why purchasing a part of history is less than buying a cup of coffee.
Leroy concludes that, “if 25 years of archives are not worth more than 200 euros a month, then the prospects for professional photography are grim indeed.”
“Free, passionate, curious, constantly seeking stories and running after images, Jean-Pierre photographed everything: crises, tragedies, daily news… Hollywood stars and even European celebrities visiting the US” – Eliane Laffont