"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.