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LIFE: Defining Photography


A photo-journalistic triumph, LIFE was a stunning affirmation of the humanist notion that the camera’s proper function is to persuade and inform. During the magazine’s golden years its photographers were the elite of their craft and enjoyed worldwide esteem. Published weekly from 1936 to 1972, the work of the photographers of LIFE magazine came to define the medium of photojournalism, and their photographs recorded history and informed us all for most of the 20th Century.

Title: Navy CPO Graham Jackson Playing
Artist: Ed Clark
Title: Japanese Surrender on Board the U.S.S. Missouri in Tokyo Bay, September 2, 1945 (Life Magazine/Time Warner Inc.)
Artist: Carl Mydans
Title: V-J Day in Times Square, New York, August 14, 1945 (Time Inc)
Artist: Alfred Eisenstaedt

Title: Little Boy selling Coca-Cola at Roadside, Atlanta. Georgia, 1936
Artist: Alfred Eisenstaedt
Title: Fog Coming in, Swansea, Wales, 1954
Artist: Carl Mydans
Title: Landscape, Wales (Time, Inc.)
Artist: Carl Mydans

Title: Boy Sitting on a Bed in Oil Boom Town of Freer, Texas, 1937 (Life Magazine/Time Warner Inc.)
Artist: Carl Mydans
Title: Roustabouts in Freer, Texas, take time off from their job, 1937 (Life Magazine/Time Warner Inc.)
Artist: Carl Mydans
Title: You Have Seen Their Faces: Little boy and hound dog, 1936
Artist: Margaret Bourke-White

Title: Statue of Liberty, New York Harbor, 1952
Margaret Bourke-White
Title: Navy helicopter or Pattern Made by Helicopter Wing Lights, Anacostia, MD, 1949
Artist: Andreas Feininger
Title: Coney Island, NY, July 4, 1949
Artist: Andreas Feininger

Title: Winston Churchill, Liverpool, 1951
Artist: Alfred Eisenstaedt
Title: Albert Einstein, Princeton, New Jersey, 1947
Artist: Alfred Eisenstaedt
Title: Gandhi walking with close advisors and family members, India, 1946
Artist: Margaret Bourke-White

Title: At the time of the Louisville Flood, Louisville, Kentucky, 1937
Artist: Margaret Bourke-White
Title: Demonstrators in a Works Progress Administration (WPA) Strike, 1937 (Time Inc.)
Artist: Carl Mydans
Title: Cesar Chavez, California, 1974
Artist: Bill Eppridge

Title: Jonas Salk in his lab, 1963
Artist: Bill Eppridge
Title: 1968 Olympics Black Power salute, by John Dominis, Time Inc
Artist: John Dominis
Title: Black Muslim leader Malcolm X photographing Cassius Clay, Miami, 1964
Artist: Bob Gomel

Title: John Lennon on the train from New York to Washington for the Beatles' concert at Washington Coliseum, Feb. 11, 1964
Artist: Bill Eppridge
Title: The Beatles, Miami, 1964
Artist: Bob Gomel
Title: Marilyn Monroe Singing
Artist: Bill Ray

Title: Frank Sinatra yanks tablecloth, Miami, 1965
Artist: John Dominis
Title: Frank Sinatra and Jackie Gleason, 1965
Artist: John Dominis
Title: Steve McQueen at home with pistol
Artist: John Dominis

Title: Steve McQeen and his wife, Neile Adams, in sulphur bath, Big Sur, California, 1963
Artist: John Dominis
Title: Hells Angels, Los Angeles, 1965
Artist: Bill Ray
Title: Mickey Mantle Having A Bad Day At Yankee Stadium, New York, 1965
Artist: John Dominis

Title: Alfred Eisenstaedt ©Time Inc. President John F. Kennedy in the Oval Office, Washington, DC, 1961
Artist: Alfred Eisenstaedt
Title: On the 6:25 from Grand Central to Stamford, CT, November 22, 1963
Artist: Carl Mydans
Title: Bobby Kennedy campaigns in IN during May of 1968, with various aides and friends: former prizefighter Tony Zale and (right of Kennedy) N.F.L. stars Lamar Lundy, Rosey Grier, and Deacon Jones
Artist: Bill Eppridge

Title: Mrs. Chaney and young Ben, James Chaney funeral, Meridian, Mississippi, 1964
Artist: Bill Eppridge
Title: A group of illegal Mexican immigrants sprawled on floor of border patrol jail cell await deportation back to their homeland during "Operation Wetback", 1955
Artist: Loomis Dean
Title: Actors Danny Kaye, June Havoc and Humphrey Bogart, with wife, actress Lauren Bacall sitting beside him, listening intently a hearing regarding communists in the film industry, 1947
Artist: Martha Holmes

Title: Children at a Puppet Theatre, Paris, 1963 Time Inc.
Artist: Alfred Eisenstaedt
Title: A Child Protects Her Brother from a Stranger with a Camera, Tsingtao, China (Time Inc.)
Artist: Carl Mydans
Title: The Paradise Cortina, Italy, 1947
Artist: Tony Vaccaro

Title: Jackson Pollock painting in his studio, Springs, New York, 1949 ? Time Inc
Artist: Martha Holmes
Title: Georgia O’Keeffe and shadow, Abiquiu, New Mexico, 1960
Artist: Tony Vaccaro
Title: American Expressionists
Artist: LIFE Magazine Photographers

Title: Joe Munroe; Twenty-two exuberant St. Mary's College students folded and stacked inside an on campus phone booth in an attempt to set a record for phone booth cramming, Moraga, California, March 26, 1959
Artist: LIFE Magazine Photographers
Title: Southern Pacific Steam Engine, Donner Pass, California, 1949 by John Dominis - Time Inc
Artist: LIFE Magazine Photographers
Title: Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly backstage at the 28th Annual Academy Awards, March 21, 1956. (Audrey Hepburn presented the Best Picture
Artist: LIFE Magazine Photographers


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