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Robert Capa




This exhibition is the first time that Robert Capa’s work has been shown in its entirety. More than half of the 170 photographs on display are previously unknown. Images of war and peace, characterized by heroism and compassion, but also by humour, reinforce Robert Capa’s reputation as a master of photojournalism.
The exhibition sheds new light on many of his well-known images by showing them in the context of the stories for which they were originally taken, allowing viewers to decipher their full meanings for the first time.
Alongside the photographs from five wars – the Spanish Civil War, the Japanese invasion of China, the Second World War, Israel’s War of Independence and the French Indochina War – are photographs of children from Paris in the 1930s, a compilation of works that Robert Capa did for LIFE magazine in the late 1930s and early 1940s, images of elegant life in Paris in the early 1950s and (among others) portraits of Gary Cooper, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Robeson, Pablo Picasso and Ernest Hemingway.
from: FOTOHOF Info, issue 4/1986

In Kooperation mit Kulturamt der Stadt Salzburg