Robert capa

Hun­gar­ian 1913-1954

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Re­mem­bered as the great­est war pho­tog­ra­pher in his­tory, Robert Capa was known for his sig­na­ture ‘close-up’ style. Trav­el­ling all over the world, he pho­tographed era-defin­ing con­flicts in­clud­ing World War II, the Span­ish Civil War, the 1948 Arab-is­raeli War and the First In­dochina War. He risked his life many times, most dra­mat­i­cally as the only civil­ian pho­tog­ra­pher to land on Omaha Beach on D-day. He lost his part­ner and fel­low pho­to­jour­nal­ist Gerda Taro in 1937 while they were both cov­er­ing the Span­ish con­flict. He died in 1954 aged 40, af­ter step­ping on a land­mine in Viet­nam.

Capa gave his life for his war pho­tog­ra­phy

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