Photographs by Robert Capa. Introduction by Jean Lacouture.
Thames & Hudson, 2009. 144 pp., 68 illustrations, 5x7½".
Robert Capa (1913–1954) gave the world some of the most moving and memorable images of war ever taken, and redefined journalism for ever. Through his photographs we see the suffering, confusion, boredom and courage of the soldiers and civilians affected by the five wars that he covered. Yet he was more than a war photographer: Capa’s portraits of politicians and artists are equally memorable. A participant, not an observer, Capa lived his life on the edge and died in action, killed by a landmine in Vietnam.
PHOTOFILE brings together the best work of the world’s greatest photographers, in an attractive format and at an easily affordable price. Handsome and collectable, the books are produced to the highest standards. Each volume contains some sixty full-page reproductions printed in superb duotone, together with a critical introduction and a full bibliography. The series has been awarded the first annual prize for distinguished photographic books by the International Center of Photography, New York.
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