Edith Shain, who claimed to be the nurse embraced by a jubilant World War II sailor in the famous Times Square photograph by Life photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt, has died. She was 91, according to several news organizations reporting her death.
Eisenstaedt's photo shows the sailor clutching the nurse as he kisses her, and captures the joy of the nation over the end of World War II. But the identities of the two subjects has always been in question because the subjects' faces are obscured, and Eisenstaedt never got their names. Several women claimed to be the nurse in the photograph years later when Life magazine tried to identify the subjects.
Shain said in interviews before her death that she had gone to Times Square to celebrate the victory over Japan on August 15, 1945 right after finishing her shift at a New York hospital. She didn't know the sailor who grabbed her and kissed her, but she told the AP in a 2008 interview that "I didn't mind because he was someone who had fought for me."
Eighteen photographers from around the world have been awarded the 2016 Magnum Foundation Emergency Fund, a grant that helps independent photographers produce in-depth and creative stories on underreported issues. Grantees were selected by an independent editorial committee from a pool of 140 photographers nominated by 26 international editors, curators, and educators. The grantees are: Poulomi Basu,... More ›
Photographer Edward Burtynsky announced this week that he will use a CAD 25,000 ($18,892) award he received to establish a photo book publishing grant for Canadian emerging photographers. The money will support one CAD 5,000 ($3,778) grant per year for the next five years. Burtynsky had received the cash prize from The Canada Council for... More ›
Jon Verney makes his multi-hued prints by using the sulfur-rich water and mud in hot springs and geysers to bleach and tone silver-based prints. Verney first tried the process at a hot spring in Italy, and has since traveled to hot springs in Iceland, Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming and the Salton Sea in southern... More ›