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Alfred Eisenstaedt

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Valerie Sigl

on 10 May 2010

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Double click anywhere & add an idea Marilyn Monroe Bio Alfred Eisenstaedt was born to a Jewish Family in West Prussia, Imperial Germany. His family later moved to Berlin, where he served in the German Army. After he was woundeed he began taking freelance picture, and he soon found he was able to build a career around photography. Later he moved to the US to escape the pressure that HItler Was placing on Jews in Europe . Once there he continued to take pictures and eventually secured a position with life magazines. He continued taking pictures until his death in 1995. His final pictures featured the Clinton family, in Martha's Vineyard. Hiter and Mussolini This photo captures the meeting of the two dictators in Venice on June 13, 1934. Several months before Hitler became Fuhrer, the photo shows their difference in power, and at the time Mussolini did not think much of Hitler. This photo depicts sharecropper Lonnie Fair and his family praying before dinner. The use of black and white shows the humble nature of the life of a sharecropping family. The lighting angle gives an undertone of spiritualty, emphasizing the relgious nature of this picture. It offers a glimpse into the daily life of an American family. This picture of Marilyn Monroe accomplishes the simple mission of showcasing a famous and attractive woman, and making her look her best. The color keeps it simple and clean and the lighting is cast directly on her to exentuate her features. This photo shows the entire nursing staff of Roosevelt City Hospital wrapped around one of the building's staircases. His editor requested that he avoid photographing any blood. In response he made use of the environment and had the staff pose in the staircase and photographed them from below, creating a pleasing visual effect. By rotating the angle of his camera he shows the archetecture of the stair case and the lines capture attention. This taken after the bombing of Hiroshima in 1946. It epitomizes the suffering brought on by civilian warfare. It targeted anyone and everyone, illustrarted by the subjects of the photo, a mother and her young child. The Kiss This photo, Eisenstaedt's most famous, captures the feelings of elation on V-J Day as it was announced that the war was officially over. It captures the jubilation of the entire crowd but focuses on one act in particular, the central point point of the kiss, to personify the feelings of the entire nation. Alfred Eisenstaedt
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