Famous Photographer - Robert Capa - Robert Capa 1913-1954
Robert Capa Photographs that Changed the World
Robert Capa profound photojournalist covered five different wars
Robert Capa (1913-1954) Born Endre Friedmann of Jewish parents in
Budapest, Austria-Hungary in 1913, Capa left the country in 1932 after being arrested because of his political
views. Capa wanted to be a writer however, he found work as a photography in Berlin. 1933, he moved from Germany to France because of the rise
of Nazism, but found it difficult to find work there as a freelance journalist. He adopted the name "Robert Capa"
around this time because he felt that it would be recognizable and American-sounding since it was similar to that of film director Frank Capra.
(In fact, "cápa" is a Hungarian word meaning 'shark')
Robert Capa the profound photojournalist
covered 5 wars. The Spanish Civil War, Second Sino-Japanese War, World War II, 1948 Arab-Israeli War and the First Indochina War. Capa
documented World War II in London, North Africa, Italy, Normandy on Omaha Beach and the liberation of Paris.
To Robert Capa, technical camera techniques were secondary to catching a dramatic moment. His action photographs, such as those taken during the 1944 Normandy invasion, portray the violence of war with unique impact.
In 1947, Capa co-founded prestigious Magnum Photos with,
among others, the French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson. The organization was the first cooperative agency for worldwide freelance photographers.
Robert Capa, "Falling Soldier" image during the Spanish civil war has since become his signature photograph of the Loyalist Militiaman at the Moment of Death. It is held in very high esteem for his very graphic and
personal display of the other war against fascism.
These photographs reflect the conditions of modern day
concerns: the social science and political impact of magazine covers.
Photos that at once comment on current events and corporate responsibility
that is presented as "news of the day". However, "the most
Famous" not only reflect social events but illustrated
conflicts around the world