L’Americain: A Photojournalist’s Life
by John Launois (Author), Chris Pan Launois (Author)
During the 1950s, 60s and 70s, John Launois blossomed as one of the most resourceful, inventive, prolific and widely traveled photojournalists at work during that period. This is his story told in his own words: from his youth amid the poverty and terror of Nazi-occupied France during World War II when he dreamed of coming to America, to his years in America as a successful photographer and globetrotting adventurer. It was during this time that he recorded some of the most iconic images of the period—presidents, pop stars, civil and human rights activists, wars, riots, and natural disasters. Through it all, he mingled with the rich, powerful, and downtrodden alike, always marveling that he had come so far.
About the Authors:
John Launois was born in France in l928, survived the Nazi Occupation during World War II, and became an American citizen in l954. His photographs appeared both inside and on the covers of all the great magazines of the day: Fortune, Time, Life, Newsweek, Look, Rolling Stone and National Geographic, to name a few.
Chris Pan Launois, John Launois’ son and coauthor, is a writer, filmmaker, musician, composer, founder of the band Pan, and is a graduate of New York University Film School. He lives and works in New York City.
Publisher: Prospecta Press
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