photographed him kissing Greta Zimmer Friedman, a dental assistant in a nurse's uniform, on August 14, 1945.
's photo was first published in Life magazine and became one of the most famous photographs of the 20th century.
Continuing on view here through March 18: Alfred Eisenstaedt
: Defining Moments, presenting a selection of the longtime Life magazine photographer's work.
's photograph of an American sailor kissing a woman in Times Square, US, at the end of the Second World War.
Friedman was the Austrian-born American who was photographed being grabbed and kissed by a stranger--a Navy sailor--on VJ Day 1945 by Life photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt
. Widely misattributed as being a photograph of a nurse, she was actually a dental assistant with a similar uniform.
Pousttchi's small selection of artworks from the Phillips's permanent collection included a constellation of black-and-white photographs from the 1930s and '40s by a diverse cohort of international avant-garde photographers such as Berenice Abbott and Alfred Eisenstaedt
. But it was Pousttchi's positioning of one of Russian Constructivist Naum Gabo's delicate sculptures, Linear Structure in Space No.
The photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt
is called VJ Day in Times Square, but is known to most simply as The Kiss.
A 25-foot sculpture depicting Alfred Eisenstaedt
's photograph of a sailor kissing a white-uniformed nurse towered over the commemoration of the end of the war, when Japan's surrender to Allied forces was announced.
Amid the celebration in New York's Times Square, Alfred Eisenstaedt
captured one of the iconic images of the 20th century when he shot four photographs in quick succession of a sailor kissing a woman in white.
Unfortunately, for a tutorial text, many pages crowd too many examples into small space, as with the five photographs on pages 140141, a five-piece spread on Alfred Eisenstaedt
on pages 238-239, and four photos on pages 186-187.
Famed photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt
, here on assignment in India, was one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century.
With the exception of a few Life photographers, such as Margaret Bourke-White, Hansel Mieth, Otto Hagel, and Alfred Eisenstaedt
, Quirke pays little attention to individual artistic style, which may disappoint photography historians preferring a more art-historical perspective.