Alfred Eisenstaedt

po_eisenstaedt-alfred25Alfred Eisenstaedt (December 6, 1898 – August 23, 1995) was a German photographer and photojournalist.

Eisenstaedt achieved prominence as a staff photographer for Life Magazine, which featured more than 90 of his pictures on its covers, including a photograph from the V-J Day celebration in New York City of “an exuberant American sailor kissing a nurse in a dance-like 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, frequently made using a 35mm Leica camera.

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