Alfred Eisenstaedt

Dec 6, 1898 - Aug 23, 1995

Alfred Eisenstaedt 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.
Among his most famous cover photographs was V-J Day in Times Square, taken during the V-J Day celebration in New York City, showing "an exuberant American sailor kissing a nurse in a dancelike dip [that] summed up the euphoria many Americans felt as the war came to a close." Eisenstaedt was "renowned for his ability to capture memorable images of important people in the news, including statesmen, movie stars and artists" and for his candid photographs, taken with a small 35mm Leica camera and typically with only natural lighting.
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“I don't like to work with assistants. I'm already one too many; the camera alone would be enough.”

Alfred Eisenstaedt
Dec 6, 1898 - Aug 23, 1995
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