Robert Capa | the artist
The artist Robert Capa
Born Dec 3 1913, Budapest, Hungaria.
Died May 25 1954, Thai-Binh, Indo China.
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Robert Capa, whose images of the Spanish Civil War brought home the hideous suffering of that conflict and brought Capa international fame, is the 20th century’s most accomplished photographer of warfare.
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Capa’s images reveal his profound compassion and perceptiveness about our tenuous human state. As Cornell Capa (Robert’s younger brother and the Founding Director Emeritus of the International Center of Photography) writes in his eloquent remembrance: "He managed to travel all over the world, and to communicate his experience and feelings through a universal language: photography."
The Magnificent Eleven: The D-Day
Robert Capa was known to say, "If your pictures aren’t good enough, you aren’t close enough." On D-Day, he came close once again. With Capa standing in the very stern, his landing craft mistakenly came ashore at the section of Omaha Beach dubbed "Easy Red." Then the ramp went down…
American Troops Landing on D-Day, Omaha Beach, Normandy Coast
This is War
This Is War! Robert Capa at Work is a groundbreaking exhibition that reexamines Capa’s innovations as a photojournalist in the 1930s and 1940s…
<p>Pablo Picasso and Francoise<br />
Gilot, Golfe-Juan, France</p>