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Alfred Eisenstaedt

Photographer. Photojournalist

1898 - 1995 Dirschau, Polen
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  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.

 

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Unforgettable Eisenstaedt: 22 Amazing Photos by a Master
Alfred Eisenstaedt (1898–1995), the man behind some of the most memorable pictures of the 20th century, was a professional photographer for almost 70 years.
Not Just Another Vacationer With a Camera
In many ways, Alfred Eisenstaedt was the most quintessential of summer visitors. The first time he laid eyes on the Gay Head Cliffs, he said, he was reduced to tears. For 50 years, he came back every August, took a cottage at the Menemsha Inn, and wandered around up-Island adding photographs of Martha’s Vineyard to a body of work that reached to the farthest corners of the world.
Personal collection of world-renowned photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt to be auctioned off in Colches
A collection of unique prints by a world-famous photographer who pictured some of the biggest political figures of the 20th Century will go under the hammer at a Colchester auction house this week.
Books
Witness to Our Time http://a.co/ceLfjI1
Eisenstaedt: Remembrances http://a.co/aZ4f8g2
Eisenstaedt's Guide to Photography: A Studio Book http://a.co/eUsgBNC
Eisenstaedt on Eisenstaedt: A Self-Portrait http://a.co/eBScQrw
Eisenstaedt: Martha's Vineyard http://a.co/bO4GyHK