Robert Capa story in English

Robert Capa story in English

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EN – Robert Capa (born Endre Friedmann; October 22, 1913 – May 25, 1954) was a Hungarian war photographer, photojournalist and also the companion and professional partner of photographer Gerda Taró. Considered the father of photojournalism, was the greatest war photographer of all time and with his photos told the two decades that have marked the history of Europe and the whole world. He chose the pseudonym Robert Capa (inspired by the famous American director Frank Capra) to to break into the field of photography. There could very soon. In his early twenties took part in the Spanish Civil War (1936-39), creating one of the most iconic shots of the twentieth century: “The militiaman shot dead.” Hence he was at the forefront of every major conflict since World War II (1941-1945) to the First Indochina War (1954). In 1947, Capa co-founded Magnum Photos in Paris with David “Chim” Seymour, Henri Cartier-Bresson, George Rodger and William Vandivert. The organization was the first cooperative agency for worldwide freelance photographers. still one of the most famous in the world. He died in May 1954, during the First Indochina War, while visiting pre-war friends in Japan he was called to replace another photographer on a LIFE assignment in Indochina. Capa took the assignment, and was killed after putting his foot on a mine while he was about to take a picture, the first American correspondent to die in Indochina. Of photography, Capa said, “If your pictures aren`t good enough, you aren’t close enough.”

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