Alfred Eisenstaedt

Photographer, Visual Artist

1898 – 1995

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Who was Alfred Eisenstaedt?

Alfred Eisenstaedt was a German photographer and photojournalist. He 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 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, frequently made using a 35mm Leica camera.

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Born
Dec 6, 1898
Tczew
Also known as
  • 阿尔弗雷德·艾森士塔特
  • Эйзенштадт, Альфред
Religion
  • Judaism
Ethnicity
  • Jewish people
  • Germans
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Humboldt University of Berlin
Died
Aug 23, 1995
Oak Bluffs

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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