Biography: Alfred Eisenstaedt was born to a Jewish family in Dirschau, West Prussia, in what was then part of Imperial Germany, in 1898. He died in 1995 in Martha's Vinyard, Massachussets. Alfred Eisenstaedt was wounded while serving in the German army during WWI. Following the war, he worked as a freelance photographer in Berlin. Subjects he photographed included Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, and Joseph Goebbels.
To escape oppression, in 1935, he emigrated to the United States, where he became a photographer for Life magazine from 1936 to 1972. Other famous documentary and journalistic photographers include Dorothea Lange, Robert and Cornell Capa, Walker Evans, and Margaret Bourke-White.
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