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Happy Fourth of July!!!!!! Photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt

Let’s have some fun by looking at images that are part of American culture. Its a very famous work by renown photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt. To refresh your memory the image I am talking about is below, a sailor and a nurse celebrating the end of the World War II in 1945.


Alfred Eisenstaedt was also well known for his images of celebrities. Below are some more examples of his style. He often used a 35 mm Leica camera.

Alfred Eisenstaedt was born in West Prussia in the year 1898. This area is currently now the country of Poland.  For his collegiate studies the artist attended Berlin University. Eisenstaedt also participated in World War I immediately after college.

After war he made his living by working in the garment industry selling belts and buttons.

Got his first camera at the age of 14 years old.

In 1927 sold his photographs to Der Weltspiegal. Whilst working for the Berliner Tageblatt he mastered working with smaller formats.

1935 Eisenstaedt relocates to the United States. Whilst in States he worked for LIFE, Vogue, and Harper’s Bazaar.

His works have graced the cover of Life 92 times and worked for the magazine until 1972.

Eisenstaedt passed away in 1995 at the age of 96 years old.

Below a great montage of work by Alfred Eisenstaedt.

Another short collection of works with the VJ Day photograph at the beginning.


price range information: Most works priced between $2,000 and $40,000. Higher priced works include multi panel works such as the children watching a puppet theater. Eisenstaedt was a tremendously skilled photographer who was among the greatest at capturing emotion in a very natural and without having people pose for him on purpose.

Happy Fourth! I will try to do another posting today provided my computer holds up!