Apollo XI launch, Cape Kennedy, FL, July 16th, 1969
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Born in 1935, Jean-Pierre Laffont studied photography at Arts et Métiers in Vevey, Switzerland before immigrating to the United States in 1965 where he began his career as a photojournalist. After joining the Gamma agency, he started to cover political and social movements such as the riots against the war in Vietnam or the Civil Rights Movement.
His images have appeared in such major international magazines as TIME, Newsweek, The New York Times, Paris Match, Figaro, and Stern, among several others.