Spiro Agnew by Alfred Eisenstaedt

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My personal favourite LIFE cover by Alfred "Eisie" Eisenstaedt.

 

Alfred Eisenstaedt (December 6, 1898-August 24, 1995).

 

Photo courtesy of LIFE magazine.

 

In 1935, a 37-year-old Alfred Eisenstaedt emigrated to the United States--narrowly escaping the Holocaust in Europe--and landed a job as one of the first staff photographers at LIFE magazine.

He would become one of the most important photographers in America--indeed, the father of photojournalism.

Eisie--as his friends called him--applied a simple credo to taking pictures: "It's more important to click with people than to click the shutter."

 

The links below will tell you a little more about the great man Eisenstaedt, and his love of Rolleiflex and Leica cameras;

 

www.cartage.org.lb/en/themes/arts/photography/fieldskinds...

 

www.digitaljournalist.org/issue9911/icon01.htm

 

 

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