Alfred Eisenstaedt
Alfred Eisenstaedt

Alfred Eisenstaedt (1898–1995) was a German-American photographer and photojournalist. He is renowned for his candid photographs, frequently made using various models of a 35mm Leica rangefinder camera.  He is best known for his photograph capturing the celebration of V-J Day, Times Square,1945.  Over the years he photographed over 2500 assignments (86 covers) for LIFE of current events and influential people of the twentieth century, from John F. Kennedy, Albert Einstein, Marilyn Monroe, and Winston Churchill to name a few.

His work has been included in  exhibitions at 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.  He 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.