Saturday, January 26, 2008

Robert Capa Negatives Found

Robert Capa's negatives from the Spanish Civil War have turned up, according to an article in tomorrow's New York Times.

The Capa Cache

"The discovery has sent shock waves through the photography world, not least because it is hoped that the negatives could settle once and for all a question that has dogged Capa’s legacy: whether what may be his most famous picture — and one of the most famous war photographs of all time — was staged. Known as “The Falling Soldier,” it shows a Spanish Republican militiaman reeling backward at what appears to be the instant a bullet strikes his chest or head on a hillside near C√≥rdoba in 1936."

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