Francis Hodgson

Constant is the Eye

Eisenstaedt and Company: An Exhibition of the Photographs of Alfred Eisenstaedt

Lyttleton Foyer of the National Theatre Until 22 March, 1986 order from our bookshop

Alfred Eisenstaedt not get his photograph on to the cover of the first issue of Life. That distinction went to Margaret Bourke-White. The cover of the second issue was by Eisenstaedt, however, and nearly a hundred since. By his own reckoning he has been on 2,500 assignments for Life, a huge total even if spread over a long association.

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