John Launois


John Launois

John Launois

John Launois was a Black Star photojournalist whose work appeared in the Saturday Evening Post, Life, National Geographic and other major magazines.  He died of heart failure in 2002.

Launois grew up in France during the Nazi occupation before moving to the United States, where he served two years as a military photographer in the U.S. Army.  He later captured many of the 1960s most iconic images,  covering, in the words of the International Herald Tribune, “wars, revolutions, the Beatles, environmental pollution, and the Soviet Union and Malcolm X’s final pilgrimage to Cairo.”

He is the author of L’AMERICAIN: A Memoir.