Monday, November 19, 2007

Robert Capa at ICP

This is Robert Capa:


Unidentified Photographer
[Robert Capa holding his 35mm Contax on a Japanese tank captured at the Battle of Tai’erzhuang, Xuzhou front, China], April 1938
Gelatin silver print
© Cornell Capa
International Center of Photography



Wasn't he a handsome twenty-something? He covered not just the Sino-Japanese War, and the Spanish Civil War, but also the Normandy beach landings, and the Allies' entry into Leipzig. Right place, right time to take a shot. Even to change cameras when shooting the picture of the American soldier downed by a German sniper.



Robert Capa
[American soldier killed by German snipers, Leipzig, Germany], April 18, 1945
Gelatin silver print
© Cornell Capa
International Center of Photography



What was Robert Capa thinking as he changed his cameras? What is the best format for this godsend?

1 comment:

Didi Menendez said...

Hello --

Nice to meet you.

d.