Alfred Eisenstaedt (1898-1995), originally from West Prussia (Poland),was a German-born photographer. He studied at Berlin University from 1913 to 1916. He was a self-taught photographer and worked for the Berliner Tageblatt in 1927. In 1935, he moved to the United States, where he worked as a photojournalist for American publications, including Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, and LIFE.Throughout his 60-year career, he photographed celebrities, politicians, historical figures, and events, regularly employing a candid technique. His photographs have been on 92 covers of LIFE magazine and have been exhibited at numerous institutions, including The Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, and the Philadelphia College of Art.