One of his most iconic and reproduced works is VJ Day, The Kiss(1945), which captured the image of a sailor embracing a nurse in a white dress as they celebrated the end of World War II, in New York’s Times Square. - artnet.com
Unlike many photojournalists in the postwar period, he was not associated with a particular kind of event or geographic area: he was a generalist. As such, he was a favorite among editors, not only for his quick eye, but also for his ability in making good photographs of any situation or event. - International Center of Photography
Alfred Eisenstaedt (December 6, 1898 – August 23, 1995) was a German-born American photographer and photojournalist. He began his career in pre-World War II Germany, and after moving to the U.S., achieved prominence as a staff photographer for Life Magazine which featured more than 90 of his pictures on its covers with over 2,500 photo stories published.
I don't like to work with assistants. I'm already one too many; the camera alone would be enough.
When I have a camera in my hand, I know no fear.
Never boss people around. It's more important to click with people than to click the shutter.
The reason for my success in photographing, people just say I don't push people around. I treat people like I like to be treated, with gentleness.