© Claire Yaffa, undated, Portrait of Alfred Eisenstaedt

"I began the Master Series of Photographers when I became a photographer, 45 years ago.  The early series included Gene Smith, Barbara Morgan, Lisette Model, Andres Kertez and Alfred Eisenstadt, who couldn’t have been nicer. After Eisenstadt died, I returned to his office and it was just as he had left it, but he was no longer there. His presence remained for me in the boxes of photographs and photographs on the walls and the photograph I had because he allowed me to take his portrait."

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