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