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The Iconic V-J Day in Times Square by Alfred Eisenstaedt | 1945

The Iconic V-J Day in Times Square by Alfred Eisenstaedt | 1945
The Iconic V-J Day in Times Square by Alfred Eisenstaedt | 1945

“People tell me that when I’m in heaven, they will remember this picture.”

ALFRED EISENSTAEDT

Alfred Eisenstaedt’s mission through this photograph was to “to find and catch the storytelling moment.” In this post-WWII photograph in Times Square, he did just that.

His famous photograph of the soldier and dental nurse has become one of the most iconic images of the 20th century, signifying the joyous end to years of war.

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