The Great LIFE Photographers
The best work of every LIFE magazine staff photographer, as well as that of a handful of others closely affiliated with the magazine, is on display in this book. Here are portfolios by over 100 great photographers, including Alfred Eisenstaedt, Margaret Bourke-White, Carl Mydans, Gordon Parks, W. Eugene Smith, Robert Capa, Ralph Morse, Nina Leen, Harry Benson, Philippe Halsman, and, most recently, Joe McNally's memorable work for LIFE in the aftermath of September 11.
Here are Capa’s pictures from the D-Day landing, Mydans’s of MacArthur striding ashore, Bourke-White’s evidence of the Holocaust, David Douglas Duncan’s Korea, Larry Burrows’s Vietnam, Ralph Morse’s chronicle of the Mercury 7 astronauts. Here are intimate, defining – and revealing – portraits of celebrities, from Sophia Loren and Marilyn Monroe to the Beatles and Michael Jackson.
Short biographical profiles, along with portraits of all the photographers, accompany the portfolios making the book an indispensable reference.