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Robert Capa

War Photographer, Photojournalist

1913 - 1954 American,born Hungary

From 1936 onwards, Capa's coverage of the Spanish Civil War appeared regularly. His picture of a Loyalist soldier who had just been fatally wounded earned him his international reputation and became a powerful symbol of war. - Magnum Photos

At the end of the World War II , he was about to have a business-card printed with the title “Robert Capa, war photographer, unemployed.” -

Robert Capa gained great admiration because he could portray strong human emotion and reality in his war photographs. His work served as a manifesto against war, against injustice and against oppression. -

His brother wrote about him: “He lived a lot and suffered a lot during his short life. He was born poor and died poor. He bequeathed us the chronicle of his unique career along with the visual proof of his conviction: not only can mankind endure a lot but it is able to win every now and then.”

Robert Capa (born Endre Friedmann; October 22, 1913 – May 25, 1954) was a Hungarian war photographer and photo journalist, arguably the greatest combat and adventure photographer in history.

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