Track A, History of Street Photographers, Part 5

Read Part 4 or view Index to start at the beginning. Part 5 – Eisenstaedt to Weegee  Alfred Eisenstaedt (Germany, USA) 1898 – 1995 Alfred Eisenstaedt was a German-born American photojournalist and one of the twentieth century’s most prolific photographers. Born in Dirschau, West Prussia, by age 14 Eisenstaedt had taken up photography via his…

Influences: Weegee

Weegee (12 June 12 1899 – 26 December 26 1968) was born Ascher (Usher) Fellig in what is now Zolochiv, Ukraine. He spent his career as a photographer and a photojournalist, famously working in New York’s Lower East Side in Manhattan during the 1920s and 1930s. His style was stark and raw black and white,…