In an almost novelistic fashion, the pictures--presented chronologically--tell as much about the photographer as they do about the times Capa was chronicling. --Margarett Loke, ARTnews
"His coverage of the Spanish civil war established Capa's reputation as a peerless battlefield photojournalist... But he was also a man who loved making pictures of beautiful women, famous men and grand parties. Often overlooked when discussing the Capa legacy, those too, were his life's work. Both Capas--the raconteur of high society and the fearless witness to war--are evident in Robert Capa: Photographs. The two sides of Capa's work may seem irreconcilable, but they're not. He was recording one world. His own."
--Allison Adato, Life Magazine
Robert Capa was born in 1913 in Budapest. Driven from Hungary by political oppression, Capa was first recognized for photographing the Spanish Civil War. In 1938 he was in China recording the Japanese invasion; and during World War II he was in London, North Africa, and Italy, and then in France covering D-Day on Omaha Beach, the liberation of Paris, and the Battle of the Bulge. When the new nation of Israel was founded in 1948, he was there. Away from the battle site, Capa was surrounded throughout his life by such luminaries as Ernest Hemingway, Gary Cooper, Ingrid Bergman, and Pablo Picasso. In 1954, on assignment for life magazine, Capa went to Vietnam, and was killed by stepping on a land mine. Henri Cartier-Bresson began his career in photography in 1930. A pioneer of the documentary photography genre, he was one the founders, along with Robert Capa, of the pho- tography agency Magnum. He is considered one of the major artists of the twentieth century, and his work has appeared in hundreds of publications, museums, and galleries around the world. Cornell Capa was Robert Capa's younger brother and the Founding Director Emeritus of the International Center of Photography Richard Whelan was a noted cultural historian, scholar, and one of the great photography writers of the 20th Century. Mr. Whelan was the author of several biographical books including: Robert Capa: A Biography; Robert Capa: The Definitive Collection; Robert Capa at Work: This is War!; and Alfred Stieglitz: A Biography. With author Evan Cornog he wrote Hats In The Ring: An Illustrated History of American Presidential Campaigns.