Robert Capa by Richard Whelan
Photographs (Aperture Monograph)

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In an almost novelistic fashion, the pictures--presented chronologically--tell as much about the photographer as they do about the times Capa was chronicling. --Margarett Loke, ARTnews
"His coverage of the Spanish civil war established Capa's reputation as a peerless battlefield photojournalist... But he was also a man who loved making pictures of beautiful women, famous men and grand parties. Often overlooked when discussing the Capa legacy, those too, were his life's work. Both Capas--the raconteur of high society and the fearless witness to war--are evident in Robert Capa: Photographs. The two sides of Capa's work may seem irreconcilable, but they're not. He was recording one world. His own."
--Allison Adato, Life Magazine

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Robert Capa was born 1913 in Budapest. Driven from Hungary by political oppression, Capa was first recognized for photographing the Spanish Civil War. In 1938 he was in China recording the Japanese invasion; and during World War II he was in London, North Africa, and Italy, and then in France covering D-Day on Omaha Beach, the liberation of Paris, and the Battle of the Bulge. When the new nation of Israel was founded in 1948, he was there. Away from the battle site, Capa was surrounded throughout his life by such luminaries as Ernest Hemingway, Gary Cooper, Ingrid Bergman, and Pablo Picasso. In 1954, on assignment for Life magazine, Capa went to Vietnam, where he was killed by stepping on a land mine.
Published June 15, 2005 by Aperture. 192 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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The life of the man who, in the course of covering five wars, was for nearly two decades the world's most famous war photographer.

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Whelan ( Robert Capa ), who sorted through some 70,000 negatives to select the 130 duotone images included here, found that children constitute a major theme in the war photographs of Robert Capa (1913-1954), known for his contributions to Life magazine.

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40 Photos round out this portrait of war photographer Capa, from his famous shots of the Spanish Civil War until his death in Vietnam in 1954.

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More than 160black-and-white duotone photographs vividly testify to the remarkable talent ofRobert Capa (1913-54), one of the century's most distinguished photographers.Born in Hungary, but driven from that country by political oppression, Capa hasbeen called "The Greatest War Photographer in the...

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