Vincent Laforet is a Pulitzer Prize–winning photographer, director and three-time winner at the 2010 Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival. He has worked for all major international publications including Vanity Fair, The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, Sports Illustrated, Time, Newsweek, and Life. He is also known for his tilt-shift, aerial and sports photography and for his expertise in the field of HD DSLR cameras.
From his website:
“Vincent, 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.