Tony Vaccaro Exhibition starts in London this week. (1 reply and 1 comment)
Tony Vaccaro’s photographic exhibition in London begins this week.
At 95, he must the oldest person in the world still running a photographic business. He made his name in the 1940’s as a war photographer and travelled extensively throughout Europe with his Leica and Graphlex camera’s. He witnessed the horrors of war and total destruction but always managed to capture with his camera’s the human spirit and the optimism we humans cling onto in times of despair. He eventually made his way into fashion and celebrity photography where he established himself as one of the best in the business. If you have not seen his work then perhaps may I suggest you have a look at his pictures, most are on the internet and in his books but looking direct at the original prints in an exhibition with the man himself is a rare moment and definitely not to be missed.
Just a few of his thousands of photos.
The last photo is very important to Tony Vacarro and he cries every time he sees it.
As he made his way through death and destruction, he drove his jeep up a mountain and discovered children and their teacher dancing oblivious to the carnage down below. He reached for his Graphlex and took his one shot. Amazing story.