Monday, November 27, 2006

Alfred Eisenstadt

A few days ago, I came across a website containing the Life Magazine covers of Alfred Eisenstadt, who has been called both a "20th-century master of the candid photograph" and "the father of photojournalism." Eisenstadt's covers from the 1930's in particular are so striking, many sharing a strong sense of repetition, and a militaristic- yet always dynamic- sense of order. I have included some of my favourites here.

Eisenstadt is best known for his photograph of a kiss between a nurse and a soldier on V-J Day.

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