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Tuesday, 22 October 2013

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Can't understand why there's never been a major Hollywood extravaganza on this guy. Everything's already there in no short order: mystery, looks, drama, sex, romance, war- the whole nine yards and then some...

Not that they would get any of it right.

There is a recent movie "Hemingway and Gellhorn" that has battle scenes from the war correspondent days that has action scenes that freeze frame in Capa photos. very interesting footage and effects. BTW Nicole Kidmen as Gellhorn wasn't bad either !

Makes sense on how the picture was made and how the soldier lost his life. Finding it on the auction site may open up other suspicions. But, its timing is as incredible as the image itself.

Just now I have in my hands the book with the others more relevant 936 setup including the last one he did. Just saying...

"the grand old dean of combat photographers"

I don't know that old is the right word, he didn't make it to his 41st birthday.

Wonderful. A treasure. Thank you.

I went to a Capa exhibition, circa 2000, at the Worcester Art Museum in Massachusetts. What stood out for me, aside from the photographs themselves, was a sense that this hallowed photographer was just a photographer, sort of the same as me.

The prints were very modest in size, mostly 8x10s, and of course black and white. Whomever had printed the pictures didn’t seem to be a more proficient printer than myself, but the artistry of Mr. Capa seemed to be in a different league altogether, yet I realized that Robert Capa put his pants on one leg at a time., and the difference between a photographer and a great photographer was largely a question of circumstance, of being in the right place at the right time, and having the courage to be there.

R.Capa can be seen (a heard) here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkDpxuKXFpQ&feature=youtu.be&t=59m50s true, for a couple of seconds. I recommend the documentary ;-)

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