In December 1938 the prestigious British magazine Picture Post published eleven pages of images of the Spanish Civil War by twenty-fiveyear-old Robert Capa and proclaimed him “The Greatest War Photographer in the World...
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|Artist||Robert Capa (1913-1954)|
|Number of pages||144|
|Language||French / English / iItalian|
|Dimensions||280 x 230|
Even fifty-eight years after his death, many people feel that Capa’s extraordinarily powerful and moving coverage of five wars still entitles him to that claim. But Capa cannot be categorized simply as a war photographer, for many of his images capture, with warmth and wit, the joys of peace.
Some of his photographs manifest a lyricism as tender as that in the work of his friend André Kertész, and others are of moments as decisively constellated as those captured by Henri Cartier-Bresson, another friend.