Monroe Gallery of Photography
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ALFRED EISENSTAEDT


Children at a Puppet Theatre, Paris, 1963 Time Inc.
Children at a Puppet Theatre, Paris, 1963 Time Inc.

Santa Fe--Monroe Gallery of Photography, 112 Don Gaspar, is pleased to announce a major exhibition of classic and seldom-seen photographs by Alfred Eisenstaedt. The exhibition opens on Friday, April 29, and will continue through June 26.

The exhibition of more than 50 photographs features numerous classic images, several little-known gems, and never-before-exhibited photographs that are sure to surprise and intrigue. Renowned as the father of modern photojournalism, Alfred Eisenstaedt’s career as a preeminent photojournalist spanned eight decades. Born in West Prussia in 1898, "Eisie" began taking photographs in Germany in 1914. As a pioneer in his field, "Eisie" had few rules to follow. Diminutive in stature, he worked with minimal equipment and was known for an aggressive yet invisible style of working. Regarded as an innovator of available light photography, Eisenstaedt dispensed with flash photography early on in order to preserve the ambiance of natural lighting.

He photographed throughout Europe, Africa, and the Middle East until he came to LIFE magazine in 1936. As one of the four original staff photographers for LIFE, "Eisie" covered over 2,500 assignments and created 92 covers for the magazine. Acknowledged as one of the most published photojournalists in the world, he took photographs at the first meeting of Hitler and Mussolini, of Albert Einstein teaching at Princeton, Churchill’s campaign and re-election, children at a puppet theater in Paris, Marilyn Monroe at home, and hundreds of other significant people and events around the world. He was an editor’s dream, and his work had what became known as "Eisie’s eye". His pictures let people and events speak for themselves.



Drum Major and Children, University of Michigan, 1951

Drum Major and Children, University of Michigan, 1951

Little Boy selling Coca-Cola at Roadside, Atlanta. Georgia, 1936

Little Boy selling Coca-Cola at Roadside, Atlanta. Georgia, 1936

An American Block, Hamilton, Ohio, 1943

An American Block, Hamilton, Ohio, 1943



Girl in surf, Jones Beach, New York, 1951

Girl in surf, Jones Beach, New York, 1951

Boy with dried spaghetti, Naples, Italy, 1934

Boy with dried spaghetti, Naples, Italy, 1934

Enlarged negative strip of Children at a puppet theater, Paris, 1964

Enlarged negative strip of Children at a puppet theater, Paris, 1964



Art class in Volendam, Netherlands, 1932

Art class in Volendam, Netherlands, 1932

Night scene, River Arno, Florence, Italy, 1934

Night scene, River Arno, Florence, Italy, 1934

Gondolas, Venice, Italy, 1947

Gondolas, Venice, Italy, 1947



Tree lined road, Delft, Netherlands, 1971

Tree lined road, Delft, Netherlands, 1971

Counting Pearls in the Mikimoto Cultured Pearl Factory, Japan, 1946

Counting Pearls in the Mikimoto Cultured Pearl Factory, Japan, 1946

Destitute men being fed in the Notre Dame Cathedral, Rouen, France, 1931

Destitute men being fed in the Notre Dame Cathedral, Rouen, France, 1931



Small dog in woman’s purse, Paris, France

Small dog in woman’s purse, Paris, France

Toy Train Society, Berlin, Germany, 1931

Toy Train Society, Berlin, Germany, 1931

Ice Skating Waiter, St. Moritz, 1932

Ice Skating Waiter, St. Moritz, 1932



Waiters watching Sonya Henie skate, St. Moritz, 1932 ( Time Inc)

Waiters watching Sonya Henie skate, St. Moritz, 1932 ( Time Inc)

Truman Capote ice skating in Rockefeller Center, 1959

Truman Capote ice skating in Rockefeller Center, 1959

School of American Ballet, 1936

School of American Ballet, 1936



Opera de Paris Ballet School, 1930

Opera de Paris Ballet School, 1930

Lesson at La Scala's Ballet School, Milan, Italy, 1934

Lesson at La Scala's Ballet School, Milan, Italy, 1934

First Lesson at Treumpy Ballet School, Berlin - Time, Inc.

First Lesson at Treumpy Ballet School, Berlin - Time, Inc.



Premier at La Scala, Milan, 1933 (Life Magazine/Time Warner Inc.)

Premier at La Scala, Milan, 1933 (Life Magazine/Time Warner Inc.)

Central Park After A Snowstorm, New York, 1959

Central Park After A Snowstorm, New York, 1959

Trees in snow,St. Moritz, 1947

Trees in snow,St. Moritz, 1947



Evergreen Trees at -51 Degrees Mt. Tremblant, Canada, 1944

Evergreen Trees at -51 Degrees Mt. Tremblant, Canada, 1944

The First Meeting of Mussolini and Hitler,Venice, June 13,1934

The First Meeting of Mussolini and Hitler,Venice, June 13,1934

Dr. Joseph Goebbels, Geneva, September, 1933

Dr. Joseph Goebbels, Geneva, September, 1933



V-J Day in Times Square, New York, August 14, 1945 (Time Inc)

V-J Day in Times Square, New York, August 14, 1945 (Time Inc)

Winston Churchill, Liverpool, 1951

Winston Churchill, Liverpool, 1951

Mother and Child in Hiroshima, Four Months After the Atomic Bomb Dropped

Mother and Child in Hiroshima, Four Months After the Atomic Bomb Dropped



Albert Einstein, Princeton, New Jersey, 1947

Albert Einstein, Princeton, New Jersey, 1947

J. Robert Oppenheimer, Princeton, New Jersey, 1947

J. Robert Oppenheimer, Princeton, New Jersey, 1947

Ernest Hemingway, Cojmar Harbor, Cuba, 1952

Ernest Hemingway, Cojmar Harbor, Cuba, 1952



Harry S. Truman, Independence, Missouri, 1956

Harry S. Truman, Independence, Missouri, 1956

 President John F.Kennedy with his wife, Jacqueline, and Vice-President Lyndon B. Johnson at inaugural celebration, Mayflower Hotel, Washington, DC, 1961

President John F.Kennedy with his wife, Jacqueline, and Vice-President Lyndon B. Johnson at inaugural celebration, Mayflower Hotel, Washington, DC, 1961

Alfred Eisenstaedt ©Time Inc. President John F. Kennedy in the Oval Office, Washington, DC, 1961

Alfred Eisenstaedt ©Time Inc. President John F. Kennedy in the Oval Office, Washington, DC, 1961



President Bill Clinton, Martha’s Vineyard, 1993

President Bill Clinton, Martha’s Vineyard, 1993

	Marlene Dietrich, Foreign Press Ball, Berlin, Germany, 1929

Marlene Dietrich, Foreign Press Ball, Berlin, Germany, 1929

Marilyn Monroe, Hollywood, 1953

Marilyn Monroe, Hollywood, 1953



Marilyn Monroe, Hollywood, 1953

Marilyn Monroe, Hollywood, 1953

Nathan Milstein, Vladimir Horowitz, Gregor Piatigorsky, Berlin, Germany 1931  Time Inc

Nathan Milstein, Vladimir Horowitz, Gregor Piatigorsky, Berlin, Germany 1931 Time Inc

Leonard Bernstein conducting Mahler's Second Symphony, Carnegie Hall, New York, 1960

Leonard Bernstein conducting Mahler's Second Symphony, Carnegie Hall, New York, 1960



Russian Composer Igor Stravinsky

Russian Composer Igor Stravinsky

Robert Frost, Ripton, Vermont, 1955

Robert Frost, Ripton, Vermont, 1955

Immigrant Child waiting at Ellis Island, 1950

Immigrant Child waiting at Ellis Island, 1950



African American sharecropper saying his evening prayers as he kneels at bedside at home., 1936

African American sharecropper saying his evening prayers as he kneels at bedside at home., 1936

Abandoned boat, Menemsha Harbor, Martha’s Vineyard, 1960

Abandoned boat, Menemsha Harbor, Martha’s Vineyard, 1960



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