Edited by Gerald Boerner
Our country has a great tradition of journalism, which was extended to photojournalism in the 20th century. This tradition found its pinnacle in the National Georgraphic and Life Magazines. These two magazines addressed the needs of different audiences.
Life magazine allowed for the publication of images of the best professional photographers of the day. These included Margaret Bourk-White (cover image of the first issues in 1936), Robert Capa (with his iconic images of the D-Day landings in Normandy), Alfred Eisenstaedt (iconic image of the sailor kissing the girl in Times Square on V-J Day), as well as numerous photographers with the Farm Security Administration (Gordon Prrks, Dorothea Lang). These photographers helped define the medium.
In addition, Life published serialized version of several famous authors. Included in this number was Ernest Hemingway who first presented his Old Man and the Sea. So Life became not only an outlet for photography, but also of literature.
So let’s proceed with our examination of this iconic publication that so many of us remember as our first exposure to the world… GLB
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Quotations Related to MAGAZINE
“I find it exhausting to administer a magazine without an office or paid staff.”
— John Barton
“Far more thought and care go into the composition of any prominent ad in a newspaper or magazine than go into the writing of their features and editorials.”
— Marshall McLuhan
“I can write for any magazine now, in any voice. I can do it in two hours, I could do it in my sleep, it’s like writing a grocery list.”
— Ann Patchett