Item description for Robert Capa At Work: This is War by Robert Capa & Richard Whelan...
At the heart of the great Magnum photographer Robert Capa's life's work are his photojournalistic images of war. This collection examines in detail six of the most important moments he covered as a young man: the falling soldier (a single image from the Spanish Civil War made in 1936), Chinese resistance to the Japanese invasion (1938), the end of the Spanish Civil War in Catalonia (November 1938-January 1939), D-Day (1944), the U.S. paratroop invasion of Germany (March, 1945), and the liberation of Leipzig (April, 1945). In connection with the last of those stories, This Is War considers why Capa (1913-1954) did not photograph the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps. One chapter is devoted to each piece of reportage, with extensive historical and biographical text from Richard Whelan, Capa's biographer, and a major essay from Whelan about Capa and the rise of the picture press in Europe and America. Each section is copiously illustrated with largely unseen original materials including vintage prints, contact sheets, caption sheets, letters and magazine layouts, and full of revelations not just about Capa, but about the changing ways his images were reaching ever larger audiences.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.25" Width: 10.25" Height: 11.25" Weight: 4.56 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2007
ISBN 3865215335 ISBN13 9783865215338
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More About Robert Capa & Richard Whelan
Robert Capa was born in Budapest in 1913. At twenty-two he traveled to Spain to photograph the Spanish Civil War and soon established a reputation as one of the greatest war photojournalists in history. On May 25, 1954, in French Indochina, Capa was the first American photographer to die in what would become the Vietnam War. Cornell Capa is Robert Capa's younger brother. A distinguished photojournalist, he founded the International Center of Photography in New York City in 1974.
Robert Capa lived in Budapest. Robert Capa was born in 1913 and died in 1954.