Robert Capa


c_blog_kapaCapa helped to establish Magnum Photos, was friends with Steinbeck and had an affair with Ingrid Bergman.

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Frank Capa (born Endre Friedmann in 1913) was known as the 'Greatest War-Photographer in the World" when he died in 1954. As a teen, he planned a career as a reporter. Journalism, he thought, would enable him to combine his loves of politics and literature. In the spring of 1936, he adopted the name Robert Capa, the name of an alter ego, the imaginary character of a glamorous American photographer.
He photographed five wars from '36 to '54. The first was the Spanish Civil War.

Capa's (1913-1954) photographs have become icons of the horrors and futility of war.
Capa risked his life to capture these images, going ashore in Normandy with the first wave of troops to hit Omaha Beach on D-Day, parachuting into Germany with American troops in 1945 and accompanying French soldiers on a mission in Vietnam, where he was killed when he stepped on a land mine.


Posted by: History | 03/11/2009

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