10 Photographers Who Captured the Soul of New York City
Printed on 16 x 20 inch paper. Eisenstaedt did several assignments on Saint-Moritz over the years. One of his best known images, Ice Skating Waiter at the Grand Hotel, was taken in 1932. In the background of this image are the mountains bordering the Upper Engadine Valley. When asked what he remembered about taking this photograph, Eisenstaedt replied: "I used a Rolleiflex, and…I was careful not to step where my footprints would show." Print Date 1985c.
Signature: Signed in the margin on the recto of the print.
Remembrances, p. 49 (Little Brown).
Claiming, “it’s more important to click with people than to click the shutter,” Alfred Eisenstaedt defined the practice of photojournalism as one of its pioneering practitioners, from the years leading up to World War II to the closing decade of the 20th century. He took his first photograph at 29, one of more than a million he would take over the course of his career. In 1935, he emigrated to New York and was hired by LIFE Magazine as one of its first staff photographers. Using a 35mm camera, Eisenstaedt captured world leaders, celebrities, artists, and everyday people and scenes with decision and tenderness. Among his most iconic images is VJ Day in Times Square (1945), the passionate kiss known worldwide between a sailor and a woman, who arches back, surrendering to his embrace in the heart of Times Square.
American, 1898-1995, Tczew, Poland