The Legendary Tony Vaccaro

Discover the story of 97 years old Tony Vaccaro as he shares the story personal stories behind his photographs, including The Returning soldier, taken in 1947 after the war. Learn about his thoughts about war, borders and more.

This article compiles interviews made in his studio in Long Island City. Tony is an American photographer who is best known for his photos taken in Europe during 1944 and 1945, and in Germany immediately following World War II. Later, he became a fashion and lifestyle photographer for U.S. magazines.