Alfred Eisenstaedt began working in his native country, Germany, before fleeing the Nazi regime and settling in the United States, in 1935. He began working for Life magazine from its debut, in 1936, (until the publication ceased being printed weekly in 1972) and produced more than 2500 pictures stories and 90 covers that combined the freshness and tenderness of his personal work alongside a very American precision. Capturing workers, children or dancers, the German photographer yet excelled in celebrity portraiture from an intimidating glaring Joseph Goebbels (‘the eyes of hate’) to a sensual Sophia Loren while he depicted memorable moments. Still his most famous photograph is not of a star but the symbol of America’s celebration of the end of World War II. On the 14th August 1945, Alfred Eisenstaedt immortalized an exuberant American sailor kissing passionately a nurse in Times Square - so iconic that artist Vik Muniz produced a drawing of the photograph entirely from memory. A jubilant image, some contemporary women yet accused it of consecrating sexual assault - the sailor was drunk and didn’t know the nurse whom he had just vigorously grabbed - thus destroying its glamorous identity. Gladly the protagonist restored the picture’s aura by admitting she had been annoyed by the gesture but not offended and had even remained in contact with the sailor her entire life: it doesn’t take much to change the entire meaning of visual material.