Vanguard Culture: “The Living Images of Alfred Eisenstaedt” by Lucas Justinien Perez

April 5, 2019

Trailblazing father of candid photojournalism, Alfred Eisenstaedt (1898-1995) said he preferred carrying his small leica camera at stomach level as he snapped some of the most recognizable images of the 20th century–discretely. Working with almost no equipment, he sat stony face and unassuming as he captured moments like “V-J Day in Times Square” (Life, 1945); the famous photo of a jubilantly flirty sailor kissing a semi-compliant nurse.

A large collection of works by the prolific photographer is held at the San Diego Museum of Art (SDMA) where an exhibition highlighting his long career at Life Magazine will be on display from April 12-July 14, 2019. Alfred Eisenstaedt: Life and Legacy opens concurrently with the museum’s blockbuster Art Alive 2019 event that attracts thousands of guests each year with innovative floral interpretations of important art from the museum’s permanent collections. read more

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