Robert Capa (1913-1954) / Magnum Agency. - Café in Paris, France, 1950s.

Robert Capa (1913-1954) / Magnum Agency. - Café in Paris, France, 1950s.
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Photo in Cofee in Paris, France, 1950s.

18 x 24 cm. /approx.

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Robert Capa (born Endre Ernő Friedmann; [1] October 22, 1913 - May 25, 1954) was a Hungarian-American war photographer and photojournalist, as well as the partner and professional partner of photographer Gerda Taro. Some consider him the best adventure and combat photographer in history. [2]

Capa fled political repression in Hungary as a teenager and moved to Berlin, where he enrolled in university. He witnessed the rise of Hitler, which led to moving to Paris, where he met and started working with Gerta Pohorylle. Together they worked under the alias of Robert Capa and became photojournalists. Although he contributed to much of the early work, he quickly created his own alias 'Gerda Taro' and quickly published his work separately. He subsequently covered five wars: the Spanish Civil War, the Second Sino-Japanese War, the Second World War across Europe, the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, and the First Indochina War, with his photos published in major magazines and newspapers. [3]

During his career he has come into his life at times, more dramatically as the sole civilian photographer landing on Omaha Beach on D-Day. He documented the course of World War II in London, North Africa, Italy and the liberation from Paris. His friends and colleagues included Ernest Hemingway, Irwin Shaw, John Steinbeck, and director John Huston.

In 1947, for his work recording World War II footage, American General Dwight D. Eisenhower awarded Capa the Medal of Freedom. That same year Capa co-founded Magnum Photos in Paris. The organization was the first cooperative agency for independent photographers worldwide. Hungary has issued a seal and a gold coin in his honor.

Robert Capa (1913-1954) / Magnum Agency.
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Café in Paris, France, 1950s.
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18×24 cm
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