The frenetic enchantment of New York City

For half a century, French photojournalist Jean-Pierre Laffont has diligently documented his beloved adopted city

Crowds pack into St. Patrick's Cathedral for Pope John II's first visit to New York in 1979.
(Image credit: From New York City Up and Down, by Jean-Pierre Laffont copyright 2017.)
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Lauren Hansen

Lauren Hansen produces The Week’s podcasts and videos and edits the photo blog, Captured. She also manages the production of the magazine's iPad app. A graduate of Kenyon College and Northwestern University, she previously worked at the BBC and Frontline. She knows a thing or two about pretty pictures and cute puppies, both of which she tweets about @mylaurenhansen.