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Life was the name of two well-known magazines from the United States of America .
1883 to 1930s
The first Life Magazine was founded by John Ames Mitchell and Andrew Miller on January 4, 1883 , and published weekly by the Life Publishing Company of Manhattan , New York City . It was known for its cartoons , pin-up girls , humor, and theater and movie reviews .
In 1918 Charles Dana Gibson became president of the magazine.
1936 to 2000
The best-known Life Magazine is a photojournalism magazine that Henry Luce founded in New York in 1936 after he had acquired the naming rights to the previous LIFE Magazine . His trademark back then were new, large-format photo reports over several pages. Photographers who worked for Life Magazine included a. Margaret Bourke-White , Horace Bristol , Alfred Eisenstaedt , Andreas Feininger (1943–1962), Carl Mydans , David E. Scherman , W. Eugene Smith and Tony Vaccaro .
The first issue appeared on November 23, 1936 with a picture of Fort Peck Dam . Margaret Bourke-White was hired to photograph the cover story. The programmatic declaration of intent read:
“Seeing life, seeing the world, witnessing great events, seeing the faces of the poor and the behavior of the proud - machines, armies, crowds, shadows in the jungle and on the surface of the moon; see man's works, his paintings, buildings; Seeing things thousands of miles away, behind walls, indoors, dangerous to get at; Women who love men and multitudes of children; see and enjoy seeing; see and be amazed; see and be taught. "
Life was published weekly until 1972, appeared only irregularly between 1972 and 1978 and was restarted as a monthly magazine in October 1978. A weekly issue of Life in Time of War was published for a month during the Kuwait War .
In 2000 the magazine was discontinued.
In 2004, Life was published as a special edition six times a year, often with a paperback book called "Megazine" by Life .
The decline of the best-known American reportage magazine reflects the loss of importance of photo reportage in favor of current television reporting.
In 2004, Life was part of AOL Time Warner .
- The amazing life of Walter Mitty , a film about a man who works in the photo archive of the renowned Life magazine
- Robert Sullivan: The Great Life Photographers - The Photo Encyclopedia of the 20th Century . Schirmer / Mosel , 2004, ISBN 3-8296-0156-5 .
- Life magazine (English)
- Google Image Search in the Life photo archives (English)
- Spending on Google Books
- Peter-Michael Ziegler: Life in Pictures - Google shows 10 million "Life" photos. In: heise online . November 19, 2008 .
- LIFE Magazine 1883-1936: A Brief History of the First Life Magazine. In: 2Neat Magazines. Retrieved March 13, 2020 .