Robert Capa

Something recently reminded me about Robert Capa, so I decided to dig out  some of my old books and have a look back through them. Capa was one of the leading photojournalists during the Second World War, travelling all over Europe to document the war from the perspectives of the men and women most involved in it. Many of Capa’s photographs are widely regarded as the finest examples of war photography ever committed to film. Alongside his photography, Capa also wrote a memoir of his experiences during the Second World War, entitled ‘Slightly Out of Focus’ which offers interesting account of the war from someone present on the front line of the conflict, without them actually being involved in the fight. I’ve posted a small selection of my favourite Robert Capa photographs below, but they really do not do justice to the full back catalogue of his work.

Capa died on the 25th May 1954 after stepping on a land mine during what would become the Vietnam War. He was the first American reporter to die in the conflict.

Capa in New York, 1937


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