V-J Day in Times Square by Alfred Eisenstaedt - Story Behind the Photograph

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V-J Day in Times Square by Alfred Eisenstaedt - Story Behind the Photograph

It was Tuesday noon August 14, 1945 when Radio Tokyo broadcasted a statement by Emperor Hirohito. The Second World War ended four years after the United States entered the war. President Harry S. Truman just announced the end of the war. The day was called the “Victory over Japan Day.” Times Square was crowded with people celebrating. But how many frames does it take to take an iconic photograph? Ten, twenty, a hundred? And you definitely need a big, expensive camera with a super fast lens for that. Well, Alfred Eisenstaedt had a different idea.



Today "All About Street Photography" is going to share with you the story of one of the most famous and most reproduced pictures of the 20th century: They are going to talk about the story behind the picture, the composition as well as the controversy surrounding the photograph. So let’s check out the V-J Day in Times Square.

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