The Atlanta Constitution from Atlanta, Georgia on September 30, 1973 · 163
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: 2-F Atlanta Journal ami CONSTITUTION SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1973 'FATHER OF PHOTOJOURNALISM' Alfred By IRVING DESFOR NEW YORK (AP) - Alfred Eisenstaedt, 75, who wears the title of "Father of photojournalism" on small, narrow but firm and still active shoulders, once again shares with readers a host of photographic memories from his vast album of experiences. His sixth and newest book is on PEOPLE" a restrospec-tive display of personalities distilled from a half century of picturing perhaps more distinguished people than any other living photographer. "PEOPLE" (a Studio Book from Viking Press, N.Y., $17.95). is a large-size effort which comes in a large-as-Life (magazine) volume, beautifully printed in gravure. In it, the parade of world-famous per- sonalities and some photogenic unknowns emerged from a treasure trove of print ' and film file boxes accumulated by Eisenstaedt during al- l most 50 years of professional ; global assignments. In the late 1920s, he pioneered in a new mode of candid photography which was born in his native Germany. Using a new-type camera with a f-1.8 lens (incredibly fast then), he was able to make indoor pictures by available light and without flash. He relied on a tripod for exposures of perhaps 'i or ',4 second to capture people at a peak of action without blurs. At the time, glass plates were in use. They were expensive, heavy and involved a cumbersome procedure so only a bare minimum of pictures were taken. To make every one count, therefore, Eisenstaedt learned early to be extremely careful with his focusing, his estimate of the light and exposure required and with selecting the precise story-telling instant to shoot because there were no duplicates or extras to fall back on. Good organization is the secret of a neat, comfortable home. The handsome piece of furniture shown by actress Karen Houston can be the answer , to many problems when there is no room left for storage. The mobile rack holds 11 or more pair of trousers, women's slacks or skirts, and can be kept in Royal Weddings, Stamps Go Hand in Hand By SYD KRONISH NEW YORK (AP) - Royal weddings are always cause for international celebration and, simultaneously, cause for the issuance of postage stamps honoring the big event. The upcoming marital merriment whetting the philatelic appetite of millions is the joining of Britain's HRH Princess Anne to commoner Capt. Mark Phillips on Nov. 14. The British Post Office, as is customary on such occasions, will issue a set of two stamps on that date. Many of the countries in the Commonwealth will also release adhesives comemo-rating the wedding to be held in London's Westminster Abbey. One of the first to announce its designs is the Channel island of Jersey. The photographs used in the main design were approved by Queen Elizabeth. Phillips is shown in the patrol jacket of his regiment, the Queen's Dragoon Guards. The five-color stamps of Jersey will come in two values, 3 pence and 20 pence. Several stamp albums will be published to accommodate the various stamps. Stanley Gibbons of London is planning one similar to its successful book for the Royal Silver Wedding is-.MitHl November 1972. While the British are planning lor their his-Inrical event, the U.S. is making a bifj effort to hail the 200th anniversary of the American Revolution in 1976, which the English maybe would rather forget. jl Eisensiaedt's New Photo v Zfe tf NOVEL FISH PICTURE CAPTURED BY VETERAN LENSMAN ALFRED EISENSTAEDT This Is Sample of 'People Pictures' in Photographer's New Book Candid reportage became international conferences at ing that the end of Europe, as the vogue and Eisenstaedt the Hague, the League of Na- my generation had known it, joined The Associated Press in tions and at Lausanne. He was at hand." Berlin in 1929 with assign- recorded the first meeting be- When Mussolini laid claim ments throughout Europe. In tween Hitler and Mussolini in to Ethiopia, Eisenstaedt went the next few years he focused Venice in 1934 and he recalls, there in 1935 for AP to docu- on important dignitaries at ". . . one could not help sens- ment the country, the people ftps WEEKEND WORKSHOP a closet where it fits under hanging coats in ordinarily wasted space. The project can be built in one evening by tracing the pattern parts, sawing out and assembling. To obtain pattern 460, send $1 to Steve Ellingson, Journal-Constitution Pattern Dept., Box 2383, Van Nuys, Calif. 91409. i - 7 J r f .Another in the. Collector Series of the American Revolution Bicentennial Covers by the International Stamp Collectors Society will feature three covers honoring Francis Scott Key, the composer of the "Star Spangled Banner." Each of the covers carries two stamps the Key stamp of 1948 and the Key Credo stamp issued in 1960. In full color, each of the Star Spangled Banner covers is illustrated with a reproduction of an appropriate painting of that period and an excerpt from the national anthem. The complete set of three covers is available for $3.50 from: Bicentennial Collection, International Stamp Collectors Society, P.O. Box 48806, Los Angeles, Calif. 90048. ABOUT STAMPS Two stamps commemorating athletic events have been issued by The Netherlands. One stamp marks the 75th anniversary of the Royal Netherlands Hockey Assn., and also the world championship hockey games at Amstelveen. The design depicts an action scene during a game. The other stamp is for the world championship modern rhythmical gymnastics competitions in Rotterdam. Shown is a woman practicing this form of gymnastics. Sponsor of the international event is the Royal Netherlands Gymnastics Federation. Speaking of sports, the Republic of Indone- Public Broadcasting 25 in Continued From Front as "Sesame Street" and "The Electric Company," which teach skills to preschool and primary age children. In a typical week, there are more than 250,000 usages of educational television in elementary classrooms in the two school systems and the number grows each year. In the afternoon and evening, Channel 30 has joined the rapidly expanding ranks of educational, or public television, stations offering a full range of local and national programs. A member of the Public Broadcasting Service the system which joins together more than 230 public TV stations WETV brings programs like "Masterpiece Theatre," "The French Chef with Julia Child, "Washington Week in Review," "Black Journal," and many others designed to entertain and enrich the lives of viewers. In all, more than 40 million people watch public television each week, and WETV is developing its own audience research program to respond to the needs and interests of the Atlanta area audience. Channel 30 already offers the only regular local programs especially designed for senior citizens and Spanish- Book and Emperor Haile Selassie. His skillful reportage brought him an international reputation and, as the political climate in Germany became ominous, he left for America' late that year. The timing was just right. A new picture magazine was being born and when Life made its debut in 1936, Eisenstaedt was chosen as one of the four staff photographers.' He remained on its staff throughout its 36-year existence, covering thousands of assignments all over the world with the focus usually on outstanding figures in nations, politics, the arts, sciences, stage, screen, sports, business, education and communi- cations media. However, he never lost the gentle touch of dealing with people everywhere and this is what one notices in studying "PEOPLE." One of his greatest assets in getting these pictures, says Eisie (as he is affectionately known), is his instinctive liking for people. That feeling is so tangible, it can almost be felt and is usually returned by the subject. Eisie puts it this way: "In photography, it is not so much clicking the shutter that counts, as clicking with the subject." Photographing with the heart as well as the mind is another Eisenstaedt credo. He recalls that in covering the farewells of soldiers being sent overseas, he found the scenes so personally emotional as the soldiers kissed their wives and sweethearts goodbye that "... I had to wipe the mist from my viewfinder." People look at his pictures and inevitably ask what type of camera, film or exposure was used. "They're asking the wrong questions," Eisie says. "They should ask, 'How do you see as a photographer? How do you think good pictures?' "There are many cameras that will take equally good pictures but it's a secondary factor. It's the eyes, mind and reflexes that make a good photographer." speaking Atlantans; "Other Peoples, Other Viewpoints," the only weekly interview series focusing on Atlanta's .growing role in international affairs; and "Cinema Showcase," a series featuring outstanding film actors, producers and directors which has been chosen for airing on the 80-station Southern regional network. THIS IS in addition to regular coverage of meetings of the Atlanta Board of Aldermen and the Board of Education. But what about the future? Richard B. Holcomb, recently named general manager of WABE-FM and WETV, points to many signs of growth and improvement in the stations' service to Atlanta. INDEX sia has issued three stamps honoring its eigntn National Sports Week, according to the World Wide Philatelic Agency. Depicted are karate, hurdle racing and chess. Colored stripes appear on From the mail bag . . . To Lillian S. Witt of Allentown, Pa., the canceled stamps you de-. scribe are not valuable but may be of interest to youngsters in your neighborhood starting a collection ... To Carolyn Dobbs of Downieville, Calif., tell your students that canceled U.S. commemoratives are okay to fill a beginner's stamp album but if they are seriously interested in the hobby they should obtain mint (uncanceled) commemoratives as they are issued . . . To Mrs. C. Noel Apple of Bowling Green, Ohio, the new edition of the Minkus U.S. Stamp Album in paperback can be obtained directly from Minkus Publications, 116 W. 32nd St., New York, N.Y. 10001. The Republic of Tunisia has issued a single stamp in honor of "Stamp Day" in that country. The design features PTT headquarters wrapped in symbolic coils of communication wire, reports the World Wide Philatelic Agency. Also released by Tunisia is a stamp in tribute to the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem. Built over the rock from which Mohammed is said to have ascended to heaven, the mosque is a prime reason the city remains sacred to all three faiths. ' CARVED WOOD FIGURES FROM GERMANY REFLECT ART OF PAST CENTURY Such Objects Satisfying to Collect Some Rare, Reasonable Wood Carvings as Art Best in Recent Centuries By JOHN MEBANE Wood carvings of one type or another date back to ancient times, but the 18th and 19th centuries saw them flourish as a type of folk art in this country and abroad. Many early signs' and signboards, such as those that once identified the country's taverns, inns and other types of business constitute fine examples of the carver's art. Among the finest examples of the carver's art are ship figureheads and ornaments, many life-size and larger, and these figureheads not only were the pride and joy of many a shipmaster but were Art and Music 6, 7F Bridge Column 3F Camera Column 2F Camping Column 22F Garden News 18, 19F Jumble 4F Landscape Design 19F Mother Earth News 18F Pet Column 4F Stamp Column 2F Radio-TV 20.21F Theaters 8-12F Travel, Resorts 14-17F Weekend Workshop 2F WABE, currently a 10,000 watt monaural station, will add 275,000 potential new listeners and a stereo sound when a new transmitter is installed in late fall, boosting the power to 30,000 watts. (This improvement was made possible by a grant from GCC Communications, Inc., owners of WGKA and WZGC radio stations in Atlanta.) Two new announcers have been added to the staff, so that public radio is now "live" at least half of the time in the afternoon and evening. As time and staff allow, WABE-FM is beginning to take its microphones to major musical events, speeches and other activities of interest. Two new series featuring leading musicians in the schools ft j ; U , J '; associated with the ship's for- tunes. Early American merchant and Navy vessels not only were graced by fascinating figureheads but often boasted elaborate carvings of their sterns and quarter galleries. In her pioneering study, TREASURE AT HOME "American Folk Art in Wood, Metal and Stone," Jean Lip-man mentions William Rush, Laban S. Beecher and John H. Bellamy as among the outstanding American ship figurehead carvers. The art of carving also is re- October and in Atlanta's churches also are in the works. This major new thrust has been aided greatly by the formation of "Friends of WABE," a new organization of community volunteers working in all areas of station activity. TO KEEP pace, in September the WETV staff offered comprehensive coverage of Atlanta municipal elections. More than 100 candidates were interviewed by panels of journalists, political scientists and citizens during the 14-program series, "It's Your Vote!" On Oct. 20, Channel 30 begins the first Saturday programming in its history, including all of the four award-winning children's programs on public television: "Sesame Street," "The Electric Company," "Zoom" and "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood." By January, Channel 30 and WABE-FM should be moving toward becoming a "broad-' .casting magazine of the air" in education, the arts and public affairs in the Atlanta metropolitan area. "Eventually we want to reach all viewers and listeners," Holcomb says, "but unlike commercial broadcasters we work actively to serve the many special audiences which make up a community as large as Atlanta." Holcomb says he expects WABE and WETV to keep their close ties to the schools of Atlanta and Fulton County' and to provide even greater instructional program service. ML ! h our kitchen planning service. That's free. rMtnp .S!iiMnini C titer ' M.ihlelon .1114-9.1 1-40WI t ,(vt t otre',1 Avenue I Poml ..' '!M KITCHEN Kilchnu & 1 fleeted generously in many, early weather vanes of wood, this material subsequently giving way to copper and sheet iron.' Weather vanes ; were fashioned in the shape of ! gamecocks, Indians, are now ; avidly sought and fetch high prices on the collectors' market, and many fine ones are housed in museums. Wood-carvers made whirligigs (wooden figures with jointed arms that whirled around); so-called cigar store figures (predominantly, in America, Indians) that once identified the tobacconist's shop; decoys, some of which are still being made by skilled artisans; carousel horses and other animals that are now beginning to be offered in larger quantities and whose prices are ascending, and scores of toys from hobby horses to Punch and Judy figures. Amateur wood whittlers were found on almost every street corner in the latter part of the 19th century. Wood carving has been practiced (and is still being practiced) over a large part of the world. So-called "primitive" carvings from Africa and other countries are now being examined anew, and our experts at last are beginning to doubt the applicability of the term "primitive." Small wood carvings of fig ures dating from the early, middle and late 19th century can be particularly satisfying to collect, not only because they are not yet rare but also because some can be acquired at quite reasonable prices. In this category are some fine Oriental wood carvings ranging from six to 15 or 20 inches high, many of them reflecting quite skilled work. Some of these have been converted to . lamps and will be found in several antique shops. Illustrated" with this column today is a pair of German-carved wooden figures of exquisite quality. These date around 1820 and stand about 12 inches high. They were picked up in an antiques shop on the outskirts of London a few years ago at a price that probably could not be duplicated now in view of the almost fantastic increase in antiques prices abroad within the past two or three years. I Remodeling your kitchen? :; The only thing less $ f expensive cabinets is Pe.ichirre lnilusln.il QouM, Ch,inblt(' 404-4!).b5fl!i Memorial Drive. Slnne Mounl.nn 404 40(l-0S;Ml PLANNERS F.icloiy Cfiitlol i I

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