Alfred Eisenstaedt

German-born American photographer and photojournalist

Alfred Eisenstaedt (6 December 1898[1] – 24 August 1995) was a German photographer and photojournalist. He is renowned for his candid photographs, frequently made using a 35mm Leica M3 rangefinder camera. He is best remembered for his photograph capturing the celebration of V-J Day in Times Square.[2]

Alfred Eisenstaedt
Eisenstaedt signing "VJ day" print on August 23, 1995 at his Menemsha cabin on Martha's Vineyard.jpg
Born6 December 1898
Died24 August 1995(1995-08-24) (aged 96)
Other namesEisenstaedt


  1. Zone, Ray (2007), Alfred Eisenstaedt Archived 28 June 2007 at WebCite
  2. "Alfred Eisenstaedt, Photographer of the Defining Moment, Is Dead at 96". New York Times. 1995-08-25. Retrieved 2008-09-23. Alfred Eisenstaedt, the German photographer whose pioneering images for Life magazine helped define American photojournalism, died on Wednesday while vacationing on Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts. He was 96 and lived in Manhattan.