Alfred Eisenstaedt

Photographien 1927-1980
January 12 2001 until March 11 2001

Life magazine, founded in the 1930s, successfully adopted the European style of photojournalism and became the most important magazineof its type. Alfred Eisenstaedt became its first full-time photographer 1936. Decades of photojournalism work followed, during which he recorded international events, personal encounters and cultural happenings. Alongside his feature articles, documentary work and photo-essays, he made innumerable portraits of prominent people including John F. Kennedy, Winston Churchill and Albert Einstein. When taking pictures, Eisenstaedt would act like a normal visitor who just happened to have a Leica, three different lenses and a small tripod with him, and never stayed anywhere to work for longer than 28 minutes.