Life Photographers: What They Saw

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Little, Brown, 1998 - Photography - 456 pages
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Eisenstaedt and colleagues like Carl Mydans, Andreas Feininger, Cornell Capa, Gordon Parks, Dmitri Kessel, and thirty-eight other Life photographers interviewed here were practicing journalism in fact, but the results often turned out to be art. In one hundred hours of taped conversations, they confided their ambitions, anxieties, and accomplishments to their friend and peer John Loengard, Life's most distinguished contemporary photo essayist. These real-life stories of the adventures and mishaps of staff photographers - from World War II in Europe and the Pacific to the tumultuous events of the 1950s through the 197Os - delineate the golden era of photojournalism.

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About the author (1998)

John Loengard joined Life magazine's staff in 1961. Hailed by American Photographer as Life's most influential photographer during the 1960s and instrumental in its re-birth as a monthly in 1978, Loengard served as its picture editor until 1987. He has published several books of his photographs: Pictures Under Discussion, which won the 1987 Ansel Adams Award, Celebrating the Negative and Georgia O'Keeffe at Ghost Ranch. His photographs have appeared in Life, People, The Sunday Times (London) and Travel & Leisure magazines and are in the Eastman House, the Vassar College Art Gallery, The International Center of Photography, and the De Menil Foundation collections among others.

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