Robert Capa (1913-1954) - Refugiados en Italia, 1944. Segunda guerra mundial.

Robert Capa (1913-1954) - Refugiados en Italia, 1944. Segunda guerra mundial.
Gelatin-silver print - Artist's stamp - 1944

Refugees in Italy, 1944.

17 x 21 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 combat and adventure photographer ever. [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 him to move to Paris, where he met and began 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, most dramatically as the only civilian photographer who landed in Omaha Beach on D-Day. He documented the course of World War II in London, North Africa, Italy, and the liberation of Paris. His friends and colleagues included Ernest Hemingway, Irwin Shaw, John Steinbeck, and director John Huston.

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

Lot details
Robert Capa (1913-1954)
Title of artwork
Refugiados en Italia, 1944. Segunda guerra mundial.
Gelatin-silver print
Artist's stamp
Date of print
Very fine
Vintage print
Image size
17×21 cm
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