From the Publisher
The Great LIFE Photographers is the most comprehensive
anthology of LIFE photography ever published, featuring the best
work of every staff photographer who worked for the famous
magazine, and that of a handful of others who shot for LIFE. It was
always the photographers who made LIFE great, and this is the most
vivid and exciting portrait of those men and women that has ever
The book offers more than 100 portfolios including those of Alfred
Eisenstaedt, Margaret Bourke-White, Carl Mydans, Gordon Parks, W.
Eugene Smith, Robert Capa, Ralph Morse, Nina Leen, Harry Benson,
Philippe Halsman, and Joe McNally, whose work for LIFE in the
aftermath of September 11 was in the finest tradition of the
magazine. Each portfolio includes a short biography, offering an
intimate look at the people behind the lens.
Here are the defining moments of the 20th century, including
MacArthur wading ashore by Mydans, Capa''s D-Day landing at Omaha
Beach and, of course, Eisenstaedt''s sailor kissing the nurse. Here
are the first pictures taken from inside the womb and the first
taken from outer space. Here are powerful scenes from Tiananmen
Square and from the American South during the Civil Rights
movement. LIFE helped make icons of Sophia Loren and Marilyn
Monroe, the Beatles and Michael Jackson, and those indelible
photographs are here too.
This attractive new paperback edition is an affordable way to own
some of the most memorable photographs ever made, stunningly
reproduced in black and white and full color.
About the Author
LIFE magazine was founded by Henry Luce in 1936 and chronicled
every aspect of the human condition through the end of the 20th
Gordon Parks (1912-2006) was one of the early Life photographers
and among the most esteemed photographers of our time. He was also
an acclaimed poet, filmmaker and composer who published several
books with Bulfinch, including the acclaimed Half Past Autumn
John Loengard is a veteran LIFE photographer and a chronicler of
LIFE''s illustrious history. He received the Henry Luce Lifetime
Achievement Award for 2004 from Time, Inc.
About the Book
The most comprehensive anthology of "LIFE" photography ever published, features more than 100 portfolios including those of Alfred Eisenstaedt, Margaret Bourke-White, Carl Mydans, Gordon Parks, W. Eugene Smith, Robert Capa, Ralph Morse, Nina Leen, Harry Benson, Philippe Halsman, and Joe McNally.
Format: Trade Paperback
Published: June 12, 2012
Publisher: Little, Brown And Company
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0316097934
ISBN - 13: 9780316097932