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Photographs by Robert Capa

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11 3/ 8 x 9 1/2 inches 192 pages, 167 images 978-0-89381-675-9

Robert Capa: Photographs is a major retrospective of one of the century’s greatest photographers.  Drawing upon hundreds of previously unseen images, this collection reveals Capa as one of the great poets of the camera.  In these photographs, we see the world through the eyes of a driven humanist who was also a documentarian of the highest caliber.  While previous volumes on Capa have focused on his role as a war photographer, Robert Capa: Photographs shows us the remarkable range of his work: the sufferings as well as the tenderness, humor, and wonder of his subjects.


The extraordinary book includes poignant comments by Capa’s close friend Henri Cartier-Bresson and by Cornell Capa (Robert’s younger brother and the Founding Director of the International Center of Photography), as well as a historical essay by Robert Capa biographer Richard Whelan.  The dramatic collection of images in Robert Capa: Photographs shows that he captured—through the events of history—the very heart of humanity.


Born in 1913 in Budapest and subsequently driven from Hungary by political oppression, ROBERT 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, 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 front lines, Capa was surrounded throughout his life by such luminaries as Ernest Hemingway, Gary Cooper, Ingrid Bergman, and Pablo Picasso, whose portraits are included here.  In 1954, on assignment for Life magazine, Capa went to Vietnam, where he was killed by stepping on a land mine.  

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