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Alfred Eisenstaedt: Life and Legacy


San Diego Museum of Art’s upcoming exhibition Alfred Eisenstaedt: Life and Legacy, comprises a collection of candid photographs taken by “the father of photojournalism.” On view April 12 through July 14, 2019, Alfred Eisenstaedt: Life and Legacy will feature a variety of works from the photographer’s career with Life magazine, where he had more than 2,500 assignments and 90 cover photos featured, as well as many unpublished works. 

Known for his ability to bring out emotion and life, Eisenstaedt (1898-1995) captured some of the most memorable moments in world history including, the iconic Victory over Japan Day on Times Square, the famous photo of a sailor kissing a nurse in celebration of the end of World War II. Highly praised for his contribution and influence to the industry, the self-taught photographer is considered by many as the premier photojournalist of the 20th century. Among his works are also portraits of Marilyn Monroe, Ernest Hemingway, John Kennedy and many more.

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