Jean-Pierre Laffont is an Algeria-born French photographer who grew up in Casablanca, Morocco. He attended the School of Graphic Art in Vevey, Switzerland, where he graduated with a Master’s in Photography. Jean-Pierre was a founding member of the Gamma USA and Sygma Photo News agencies. For more than five decades, Laffont travelled the globe, covering his time’s news, people, and social and economic issues. His photos were published in the world’s leading news magazines, including Le Figaro, London Sunday Times, Newsweek, Paris Match, Stern, and Time.
Laffont was named one of the one hundred most influential people in photography. Laffont has received numerous awards from the Overseas Press Club of America’s Madeline Dane Ross Award, the World Press Photo General Picture Award, the University of Missouri’s World Understanding Award and the First Prize from the New York Newspaper Guild.