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Jump to navigationJump to searchJohn Launois (born Jean René Launois; November 23, 1928 – May 5, 2002) was a top international photojournalist. His work appeared in Life magazine, the Saturday Evening PostNational GeographicFortuneTimeNewsweekLookRolling StoneParis Match, London’s Sunday Times, and many other American, European, and Asian publications.[1][failed verification]
Born Jean René Launois in Marly-le-Roi, France to Marguerite and Paul Launois, he was the oldest of six children and grew up during the Nazi occupation. During his youth, he found work in Paris as a photographer’s assistant until he was drafted into the French army. After being discharged, he earned enough money to travel to America in order to pursue his dream of becoming a photojournalist. He served two years as a military photographer in the U.S. Army and became an American citizen in 1954.
Represented by the Black Star photo agency in New York, Launois recorded some of the most iconic images of the 1950s, 60s and 70s, including life behind the Iron Curtain for Life magazine, the discovery of a modern day Stone Age tribe for National Geographichuman rights activist Malcolm X in Cairo, Egypt during his final pilgrimage, as well as the rise of rock stars such as the Beatles and Bob Dylan for the Saturday Evening Post, among others.[2]
His life and work are the subject of the book “L’Americain: A Photojournalist’s Life.”
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John Launois (Jean René Launois; November 23, 1928 – May 5, 2002) was a top international photojournalist. His work appeared in Life magazine, the Saturday Evening Post, National Geographic, Fortune, Time, Newsweek, Look, Rolling Stone, Paris Match, London’s Sunday Times, and many other American, European, and Asian publications. Born Jean…

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The collection of photographs by John Launois includes original negatives, transparencies, photographic prints and digital scans. To view gallery of some of his work, please visit www.JohnLaunois.com/gallery.  

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