Alberto Giacometti, Ata Kando, Re Soupault, Robert Capa, Emile Muller, Bernard Matussiere … It is with this word so just that one day, Henri Cartier-Bresson saluted in writing the work of memory of the latter: “to Bernard, another « habité » of the rue Froidevaux and in memory of Capa. Best regards, Henri. ” Why ? The 37 is an island in the middle of an ocean of creation. Located in the heart of Montparnasse, the artistic village of the XIVth arrondissement developed around the Great War, before and after, thanks to the painters of the prestigious “School of Paris” with its residents of the Ruche (a little further, street of Danzig in the fifteenth century); School that attracted like flies the students of the Académie de la Grande Chaumière from all over the world to join “The City of Light” (so called since the 17th century, because of its public lighting … not its intellectuals!). It is these artists who have become tenants in the workshops of this neighborhood of choice, who will attract writers, sculptors, engravers, models, milliners, architects, composers, musicians, singers, filmmakers, publishers, poets, journalists … and photographers under the auspices Art Deco (International Exhibition of Paris of 1925). At this golden age of artists, everyone was crowded at night on the terraces of the big breweries on the boulevard du Montparnasse – the authentic phalansteries and “distilleries of the spirit” of this village, from the Dome to the Select, from the Coupole to the Rotonde through La Closerie des Lilas.
Capa only shot 11 frames of the landing while staying at the most only 30 minutes on the beach. Coleman’s conclusion is that he must have panicked under the heavy deadly fire and quickly took shelter in a barge returning to England
[First published April 2006] - Robert Capa, Loyalist Militiaman at the Moment of Death, Cerro Muriano, September 5, 1936 One of the fundamental problems of photography not necessarily encountered by any other type of artist is the problem of access:...
“If your pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough,” Robert Capa famously said. But was he right? To celebrate the 100th birthday of Robert Capa and the upcoming show “Capa in Color” at the International Center of Photography, Magnum Photos has
Every day, we will post a Robert Capa image, a renowned photographer’s visual “response,” and then give the floor to you. Contribute your visual response(s) by uploading an image of yours on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter and tagging it #GetCloser100.
They were thought to be lost forever. After an incredible journey, 4500 negatives from the legendary photojournalist Robert Capa and his friends Gerda Taro and David ‘Chim’ Seymour, resurfaced in New York in 2008
he will always remain the sole reason as to why I became a photographer.
For this reason it was only natural for me to attempt this humble pilgrimage to the final day of his life. I have often looked at the map of Vietnam staring at the small province of Thai Binh and wondered, where? Where did he die?
What is it with Hungary? As the Royal Academy’s forthcoming exhibition will show, this small European country punched well above its weight in the photography world in the middle of the last century, giving us people such as Robert Capa, László Moholy-Nagy, André Kertész, Brassaï and Martin Munkácsi.
Why now after all these years like Deep Throat have I decided to reveal this information you ask? Well if you must know I narrowly avoided a head on crash returning from an assignment in Burma. Deep Mott got to thinking and I realized any day could be my last. So the hell with it, it’s time to let the cat out of the bag and in turn show you what goes in the bag when the cat isn’t in there
In “Images of War, Finally Unpacked,” Holland Cotter reviews an exhibition called “The Mexican Suitcase” at the International Center of Photography in New York, which documents wartime life in Spain between 1936 and 1939 through the eyes of three photographers — Robert Capa, Gerda Taro and David Seymour (Chim) — in images no one seems to have seen for more than a half century.
The tale begins in Paris in 1935, according to Variety, and will be a "snapshot of a torrid two-year romance with Gerda Taro during the Spanish Civil War." According to Fortes' novel, Taro and Capa, both refugees fleeing the Nazis, had the shared intention when they met of becoming photographers and that the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War a year later gave them their big opportunity.