25 May 2014

Remembering Capa

"For me, Capa wore the dazzling matador's costume, but he never went in for the kill; a great player, he fought generously for himself and for others in a whirlwind. Destiny was determined that he should be struck down at the height of his glory."—Henri Cartier-Bresson

Sixty years ago today on May 25, 1954,the dashing war photographer Robert Capa lost his life when he stepped on a landmine while covering the First Indochina War for Life Magazine in Thai-Binh, Indochina. He was only 40 years old. Rest in peace, Capa.


  1. He was an extraordinary character...I've just discovered him and his work. I fell in love with him at first sight. :) this is my post to remember this sad day: http://firstimpressions86.blogspot.com/2014/05/a-gambler.html

  2. Nice post. And yes, he was quite the character. I simply adore him and refer to him as my history crush.



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