Robert Capa's Work

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Robert Capa Robert Capa’s legacy is largely defined by war photography. He participated in many tragic wars in his time. The Spanish Civil War, the Second Sino-Japanese War, World War II, the1948 Arab-Israeli War and the First Indochina War. He was born in the capital of Hungary, in Budapest. In 1931, he was arrested because of his political activity, than he left the country and learned photo-journalism in Berlin. He moved back to Hungary when Hitler got the power above Germany. He was a Jew, and when the situation became hopeless for them in the East he moved to France. He fell in love with Gerda Taro and she told him that he would get more money with a good American name. So he changed his name from Endre Friedmann to Robert Capa. He and Gerda were sent to Spain by the VU Magazine to capture the Civil War. Capa took the picture here, what made him famous: “The full title of the photograph is Loyalist Militiaman at the Moment of Death, Cerro Muriano, September 5, 1936.” ( “The Falling Soldier” picture is a great quality photo, although it was taken 75 years ago. A bullet hits the soldier’s head and the camera captured the moment when the soldier’s weapon almost touching the ground and his knees are bended. His arm blends into the background by separating his white shirt from his black weapon and shadow. There is one thing what makes distraction, that the strong point of interest, the soldier, is on the left side of the picture. The photo is cutted in half, the soldier on the left and the mountains on the right. It would be better with the soldier in the middle. Capa got many offension because of this picture. Many people attacked him with the reality of his picture, they claimed that the soldier posed for him. But all of these were false claims. In 1954, he
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