Alfred Eisenstaedt, Detail of a contact sheet with photographs of Times Square, New York City, August 1945. Gelatin silver print. LIFE Picture Collection. ©1945 The Picture Collection Inc. All rights reserved.


Thursday, September 24, 2020 @ 5:30 pm

Join us for a live webinar roundtable with contributors to the publication Life Magazine and the Power of Photography as they discuss some of the magazine’s most recognizable, beloved, and controversial pictures based on new archival research. These scholars will consider how and why such images—including Alfred Eisenstaedt's VJ Day in Times Square and film stills of JFK's assassination—gained iconic status after first appearing in Life magazine.

Participants include: Sharon Corwin (Terra Foundation), Robert Hariman (Northwestern University), Jason Hill (University of Delaware), John Louis Lucaites (Indiana University emeritus), Paul Roth (Ryerson Image Center), and Catherine Zuromskis (Rochester Institute of Technology).

Moderated by Katherine A. Bussard, the Peter C. Bunnell Curator of Photography.

Free registration for Panel Discussion: Behind the Iconic Images in Life Magazine via Zoom here.  (when prompted, click to sign in as “attendee”)

This event will include live closed captions in both English and Spanish. English captions are available directly in the Zoom toolbar, by clicking the "CC" icon. To access Spanish-language captioning, open Streamtext, where you can select “Spanish” to see the live captioning.

Para acceder a los subtítulos en varios idiomas, ingrese al seminario web de Zoom durante un evento en vivo, luego abra un navegador web separado para visitar esta página donde puede seleccionar" español "o el idioma de su elección.

LATE THURSDAYS! This event is part of the Museum’s Late Thursdays programming, made possible in part by Heather and Paul G. Haaga Jr., Class of 1970.

Spanish-language live closed-captioning for this program is made possible by the Rapid Response Magic Project of the Princeton University Humanities Council.