Born OTD in 1913, Hungarian-born American war photographer and photojournalist, Robert Capa. Capa fled political repression in Hungary when he was a teenager, moving to Berlin, where he enrolled in college. He witnessed the rise of Hitler, which led him to move to Paris, where he met & began to work with Gerta Pohorylle. Together they worked under the alias Robert Capa and became photojournalists. Though she contributed to much of the early work, she quickly created her own alias ‘Gerda Taro’ & they began to publish their work separately. He subsequently covered five wars: the Spanish Civil War, the Second Sino-Japanese War, World War II across Europe, the 1948 Arab–Israeli War, & the First Indochina War, with his photos published in major magazines & newspapers

Robert Capa : A Graphic Biography – Florent Silloray available in store and online.

Born OTD in 1913, Hungarian war photographer & photojournalist, Robert Capa. ‘Robert Capa: A Graphic Biography’ is a brilliant portrayal of the career of the great war photographer who, at the time of his death in 1954, had only one wish: to be an unemployed war photographer. ‘It is not always easy’ he said, ‘to stand aside and be unable to do anything except record the suffering.

Born in 1913 to a Jewish family in Budapest, Endre Friedmann left home at 18 for Germany where he studied … More