April 23, 2014   Photography > Alfred Eisenstaedt > Biography
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Long acclaimed as the father of modern photojournalism, Alfred Eisenstaedt has chronicled the last century with more published photographs than any other photographer in history.

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Notable Awards: National Medal of the Arts, International Understanding Award for Outstanding Achievement, Photographic Society of America Achievement Award, Photographer of the Year, Encyclopaedia Britannica

Achievements: Time magazine heralded Eisenstaedt's "V-J Day, Times Square, 1945" as one of the ten greatest images in the history of photojournalism. Previous exhibitions include Moma, the Whitney Museum of American Art and the International Center of Photography.

 


Children at Puppet Theatre
Paris, France 1963
by Alfred Eisenstaedt

Alfred Eisenstaedt (1898 - 1995)

An American Block
by Alfred Eisenstaedt

Ice Skating Waiter
St. Moritz 1932
by Alfred Eisenstaedt

VJ Day, The Kiss
New York, New York 1945
by Alfred Eisenstaedt

Eisenstaedt became known to millions worldwide through his work for LIFE Magazine, which he joined as one of the first four staff photographers in 1935 (when it was still Project X). His 86 covers and over 2500 assignments for LIFE have portrayed the earth-shaking events and influential people of the twentieth century, from the dignity of royalty to the elegance of movie stars, from the passion of scholars to the determination of diplomats.

John F. Kennedy, Albert Einstein, Marilyn Monroe, and Winston Churchill are just a few of the luminaries captured forever through Eisenstaedt's unfailing ability to seize the fleeting essence of the moment.

Eisenstaedt has received numerous awards for his work including the National Medal of the Arts; the International Understanding Award for Outstanding Achievement, the Photographic Society of America Achievement Award; and Photographer of the Year, Encyclopaedia Britannica. Time magazine heralded Eisenstaedt's V-J Day, Times Square,1945 as one of the ten greatest images in the history of photojournalism. The artist has also authored many books, including:

  • Eisenstaedt's Album, People
  • The Eye of Eisenstaedt
  • Witness To Our Time
  • Eisenstaedt's Guide to Photography
  • Eisenstaedt's Martha's Vineyard
  • Eisenstaedt: Remembrances
  • Prestigious museums and galleries have exhibited Eisenstaedt's photographs, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the International Center of Photography (a retrospective), the Philadelphia College of Art, among others. Eisenstaedt's photographs are in the permanent collections of the Royal Photographic Society, London; the International Center of Photography, New York; the George Eastman House, Rochester; and the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa.

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