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Alfred Eisenstaedt

photojournalist

Alfred Eisenstaedt, German photojournalist. Work has covered outstanding events and persons throughout the world. A pioneer in introduction of candid camera technique into news reporting.

Background

Eisenstaedt, Alfred was born on December 6, 1898 in Dirschau, Germany. Son of Joseph and Regina (Schoen) Eisenstaedt. came to the United States, 1935.

Education

Graduate, Hohenzollern Gymnasium, Berlin.

Career

Staff photographer Life magazine 1936-1972, People magazine since 1972. Freelance work including advertising, promotion and giving lectures throughout United States of America. Photographer of the Year 1951, Culture.

Achievements

  • Work has covered outstanding events and persons throughout the world. A pioneer in introduction of candid camera technique into news reporting.

Works

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Music, hiking, greenhouse gardening.

Connections

Married Kathy Eisenstaedt (died in 1972).

father:
Joseph Eisenstaedt

mother:
Regina (Schoen) Eisenstaedt

spouse:
Alma Kathy Kaye