About the artist
From 1936 to 1939, Capa and his partner Gerda Taro, made several trips to Spain to capture the civil war, earning him recognition for his impactful photography, especially his iconic image, Death of a Loyalist Soldier (1936). By 1938, Picture Post already hailed him as "the greatest war photographer in the world".
When World War II broke out, Capa moved to the United States where he freelanced for publications such as LIFE and Time. Between 1941 and 1946, he worked as a war correspondent for LIFE and Collier's, documenting key Allied victories while accompanying the US Army.
Post-war, Capa, along with Henri Cartier-Bresson, Chim (David Seymour), and George Rodger, established Magnum, a cooperative photography agency serving global publications.
well known for his powerful photographs, Capa's work stood out due to his strong affinity towards people and his ability to immerse himself in the action. Utilizing the compact 35-millimeter camera, he revolutionised the field of photojournalism with his unique approach.
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