Foreword by Sir Harold Evans
Jean-Pierre Laffont is the ultimate expression of American freedom—freedom in his unimpeded documentation of society's ills and the impassioned descent of an American people exercising freedom of their own. In no other country could Laffont have accessed such a wide range of controversial subject matters. For a photojournalist, America was and continues to be a Photographer's Paradise. Laffont traveled all fifty of the United States to document America's broad diversity. Laffont brings a perspective both foreign and familiar to the incredible freedoms Americans enjoy and may take for granted. Jean-Pierre currently resides in New York City with his wife Eliane.
Featuring an insightful foreword by Sir Harold Matthew Evans is a British-born journalist and bestselling author who was editor of The Sunday Times from 1967 to 1981. Since 1984 he has lived in the United States, where, in 1986 he founded Conde Nast Traveler and was later appointed president and publisher of Random House Publishing trade group (1990 to 1997) and editorial director and vice chairman of US News and World Report, the New York Daily News, and The Atlantic Monthly (1997 to January 2000), from which he resigned to concentrate on his notable book writing efforts. Evans's best-known book, The American Century, won critical acclaim when it was published in 1998. He was knighted for services to journalism in 2004, and in 2011 was appointed editor-at-large of the Reuters news agency. Sir Harold became an American citizen in 1993 and lives in New York with his wife Tina Brown and their two children.
392 pages;10 x 13.5"; hardcover,
359 black and white and 4/c photographs