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May 14, 1993 - Image 75

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1993-05-14

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Alfred Eisenstaedt in the Life Gallery of Photography, 1992.


Alfred Eisenstaedt's famous photographs for Life magazine
will be featured at Circle Gallery.


Photos by Mr. Eisenstaedt, Life magazine,
©Time Warner Inc.
Photo of Mr. Eisenstaedt,
©Maryann Kornely/Life magazine.

hen Alfred Eisenstaedt
photographed Adolph
Hitler in 1933, he knew
the political climate was
very bad, but he had no
inkling how terrible it
would become.
Mr. Eisenstaedt had
not experienced any per-
sonal anti-Semitism in
his German homeland.
He was on assignment
for Associated Press and
Hitler had no conversa-
tions with either him or
the other two photogra-
phers in Venice who
were photographing
Hitler's first meeting

with Mussolini.
The anti-Semitism
exploded after Mr.
Eisenstaedt left the
country for the United-
States, where he estab-
lished his reputation as
the father of modern
Since that early expe-
rience in his career, Mr.
Eisenstaedt has taken
about a million pictures,
including 2,500 assign-
ments and 86 covers for
Life magazine. He will
open an exhibition fea-
turing a sampling of
those photos, which will

be shown May 19-
June 13 at the
Circle Gallery in
Troy's Somerset
"I picked the pic-
tures thinking in
terms of hanging
pictures and what
looks pretty good," Paris puppet theater, 1963.
he said. He recently
returned from South
Eisenstaedt, who spends
Africa where he opened
weekdays at his office in
four similar exhibitions.
New York's Time and
"I don't photograph
Life Building preparing
much lately because I
for his shows. "But my
will be 95 years old in
brain is 30 years old!"
December, and I have
arthritis," said Mr.

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