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Alfred Eisenstaedt, ‘VJ Day in Times Square’, 1945, Contessa Gallery
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VJ Day in Times Square, 1945

Silver Gelatin Print
20 × 16 in
50.8 × 40.6 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Cleveland, Palm Beach
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About the work
Contessa Gallery
Cleveland, Palm Beach

Among the first to use a 35mm camera, Eisenstaedt took candid photographs with available light and …

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Alfred Eisenstaedt
American, 1898–1995
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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.

Alfred Eisenstaedt, ‘VJ Day in Times Square’, 1945, Contessa Gallery
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About the work
Contessa Gallery
Cleveland, Palm Beach

Among the first to use a 35mm camera, Eisenstaedt took candid photographs with available light and helped to define the art of photojournalism. His pictures let people and events speak for themselves. His job was to find and catch the storytelling moment.

Medium
Photography
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Not signed
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Included
Alfred Eisenstaedt
American, 1898–1995
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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.

VJ Day in Times Square, 1945

Silver Gelatin Print
20 × 16 in
50.8 × 40.6 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
Contact For Price
Location
Cleveland, Palm Beach
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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