Famous Photographers - Part 8 - Alfred Eisenstaedt. His photos graced many covers of that magazine, including one of America's most iconic photos, the one of the sailor kissing the nurse in Times Square at the ending of WWII. His photography was eclectic, ranging from portraits to photojournalism to everyday life. He lived in Germany before the war, and took photos of Nazis when working for an American publisher, but, as a Jew, wisely decided to leave Germany before the war. Although I've seen a photo of him brandishing a Rollieflex, his chosen camera to use was a 35mm Leica rangefinder camera the type seen in his photo above , and having used a borrowed one in Spain and Morocco myself, I can agree with his preference for using the Cadillac of cameras the Rolls Royce of Cameras is the Hasselblad but it's much heftier to carry around.
Please join StudyMode to read the full document. Explain whether or not this quote is a true assesment of Alfred. King Alfred the Great was not only a great warrior, but more importantly a nation builder. I think this quote is a true assesment of Alfred and I will explain why in the pages that follow. Alfred was born into a royal family in in Wantage now in Oxfordshire. Alfred was the fourth child and it was therefore unlikely he would ever be considered as a king for the nation.
Alfred Eisenstaedt was born into an affluent family on December 6th, , in West Prussia. His father, who owned a department store, retired in and in doing so moved the family to Berlin. Eisenstaedt was given his first camera aged thirteen, and was soon inseparable from it. However, in , with the outbreak of the war, his newfound passion for photography was interrupted when he was recruited into the German army.
Alfred Eisenstaedt December 6, — August 23, was a German-born American photographer and photojournalist. He began his career in Germany prior to World War II but achieved prominence as a staff photographer for Life magazine after moving to the U. Life featured more than 90 of his pictures on its covers, and more than 2, of his photo stories were 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 American sailor kissing a nurse in a "dancelike dip" which "summed up the euphoria many Americans felt as the war came to a close", in the words of his obituary. Eisenstaedt was fascinated by photography from his youth and began taking pictures at age 11 when he was given his first camera, an Eastman Kodak Folding Camera  with roll film.