Born 1922 as Michelantonio Celestino Onofrio Vaccaro in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, American photographer Tony Vaccaro 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.
Fashion photography by Tony Vaccaro in the 1950s and 1960s
Although some 4,000 of his photographs were lost in an accident in 1947, photographs from his extensive wartime archive were published in 2001 in his book, Entering Germany: Photographs 1944-1949 and 2002 in the book Shots of War.
In 1994, Vaccaro was awarded the French Légion d’honneur at the celebrations marking the fiftieth anniversary of the Normandy landings. A museum named after Tony Vaccaro was inaugurated in Bonefro on August 24, 2014.
These stunning photos are part of his work that Tony Vaccaro took portraits of classic beauties in the 1950s and 1960s.
Model in bathing suit, rooftop pool at Hotel Caribe Hilton, photo by Tony Vaccaro, Puerto Rico, 1951
Mary Jane Russell, photo by Tony Vaccaro, New York City, 1951
Mary Jane Russell, photo by Tony Vaccaro, New York City, Flair magazine, 1951
Carmen Dell’ Orefice, photo by Tony Vaccaro, Puerto Rico, October 1951
Maria Reachi wearing cut-out paper lashes, photo by Tony Vaccaro, Good Housekeeping, 1952