Vincent Laforet is a New York-based commercial and editorial photographer who is regularly commissioned to work on a variety of fine art, advertising, corporate, and editorial projects. His approach to aerial photography has been singled out as one of the most unique and interpretive among photographers today.
Laforet's work has been published in most major publications around the world, and he has been sent on assignment by Vanity Fair, the New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, Sports Illustrated, Time, Newsweek, and Life magazine. In 2006, Laforet became the New York Times's first national contract photographer.
Laforet's fine art prints are exhibited in galleries internationally, including in the International Center of Photography in New York City and Visa Pour L'Image in Perpignan, France, and are part of numerous private collections.
He was recognized as one of the "100 Most Influential People in Photography" by American Photo magazine in 2005 and was named one of the "30 photographers to watch under 30" by PDN in 2002. He and four other photographers were awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Feature Photography for their post-9/11 coverage overseas in 2002. His work has been recognized in the Communication Arts annual, the PDN photo annual, the SPD Magazine Cover of the Year, 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. Laforet is also a Canon Explorer of Light and Canon Printmaster and serves as consultant to companies such as Apple, Bogen, Lexar, and X-Rite. He and his work have been profiled on CNN and Good Morning America.
Laforet has been invited as a keynote speaker by a variety of organizations and universities from around the world. He has served as an adjunct professor at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and at the International Center of Photography.
He is represented by the Stockland Martel Agency. He resides in Manhattan with his wife, Amber, and son Noah.