Cornell Capa in 1980. Photo by Bill Jay (used with permission)
By Philip Gefter, The New York Times
Cornell Capa, who founded the International Center of Photography in New York after a long and distinguished career as a photojournalist, first on the staff of LIFE magazine and then as a member of Magnum Photos, died Friday at his home in Manhattan. He was 90.
His death, of natural causes, was announced by Phyllis Levine, communications director at the International Center of Photography in Manhattan.
In Mr. Capa’s nearly 30 years as a photojournalist, the professional code to which he steadfastly adhered is best summed up by the title of his 1968 book The Concerned Photographer. He used the phrase often to describe any photographer who was passionately dedicated to doing work that contributed to the understanding and well-being of humanity and who produced "images in which genuine human feeling predominates over commercial cynicism or disinterested formalism"...
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