Robert Capa

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Robert Capa, originally known as ‘Andre Friedmann’ was born within a Jewish family in Budapest on October 22,1913.

He grew up wanting to be a writer but changed directions along the way.

He was a Jewish combat photographer and a photojournalist who covered five different wars within his life-time:

  1. The Spanish Civil War
  2. The Second Sino-Japanese War
  3. World War II across Europe
  4. The 1948 Arab Israeli War
  5. The First Indochina War.

Throughout all of his work, he became known as “The Greatest War Photographer in the world”.

Capa was also one of the co founders of the Magnum Photography, along with David Seymour, Henri Cartier-Brasson, George Rodger and William Vandivert that started in 1947, in Paris. It’s an international cooperative owned by its photographer members with offices in New York, Paris, London and Tokyo.

Within his last coverage of the Indochina War, he stepped on a Landmine where he died at the age of 51 years old.

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