Artist: ROBERT CAPAPrint Title: France, 1939Medium: Sheet-fed GravurePrinting Date: 1968Printing Location: HollandImage Size: 6.75 x 4.75 inches
Robert Capa(1913-1954)was a Hungarian war photographer and photo journalist, arguably the greatest combat and adventure photographer in history. During his career he risked his life numerous times, most dramatically as the only civilian photographer landing on Omaha Beach on D-Day. In 1947, for his work recording World War II in pictures, U.S. general Dwight D. Eisenhower awarded him the Medal of Freedom. That same year, Capa co-founded Magnum Photos in Paris. The organization was the first cooperative agency for worldwide freelance photographers. Hungary has issued a stamp and a gold coin in his honor.In the early 1950s, Capa traveled to Japan for an exhibition associated with Magnum Photos. While there, Life magazine asked him to go on assignment to Southeast Asia, where the French had been fighting for eight years in the First Indochina War, and was killed when he stepped on a land mine.
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