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Visual Stories: Behind the Lens with Vincent Laforet by Ibarionex Perello, Vincent Laforet

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Introduction

Workers repair the antenna atop the Empire State Building in 2001.

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I have been given a chance to witness and experience many different lives, occupations, and realities, thanks to the many generous people who’ve allowed me to document them with a camera.

I have hung from the needle of the Empire State Building, nearly 1,500 feet above New York City. I have witnessed the launch of the Second Gulf War from the deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier. I have seen people uprooted from their lives in Afghanistan, and witnessed Americans devastated by the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. ...

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