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  • Vincent Laforet
    who was born in 1975 began his photography career at the age of 15 He started as a photojournalist honing his abilities by landing internships with newspapers such as The Los Angeles Times and with Reuters By the time he was 25 he had established himself as the youngest staff photographer for The New York Times and by the time he left he had a Pulitzer for feature photography under his belt His images stir with life PDN wrote of him in a 2003 One to Watch profile Athletes are colorful heroes ripped from comic book pages while his wartime photographs successfully wander between the unimaginably large scale and the touchingly human In 2005 American Photo named him one of the 100 Most Influential People in Photography and his work has been recognized in the Communication Arts and PDN annuals and by the World Press Photo Awards the Pictures of the Year Competition the Overseas Press Club the National Headliners Awards and the Pro Football Hall of Fame And the accolades continue to come his way In June 2010 he was honored with a Gold Silver and a Bronze in the Titanium category at the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival for his work as the director on the groundbreaking Canon Beyond the Still competition which he spearheaded with Grey Advertising It s not just the laundry list of awards that sets Laforet apart though noted The FStop magazine in a 2010 interview with Vincent whose fine art prints have been exhibited worldwide and are part of numerous private collections It s his steady and unique growth as a photographer From shooting weddings as a teen to the NBA finals in college to his job at the Times and now his much publicized move to commercial photography and motion work it

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