Sunday, January 27, 2008
A Hungarian found.
Born Endre Friedman, the world's most famous photo-journalist, reinvented himself at the age of 25 as Robert Capa. He took the pictures reprinted here and in so doing practically invented photo-journalism--at least war photo-journalism.
Capa had always assumed that hundreds and hundreds of his negatives were lost to the Nazis. Capa died, killed by a mine explosion during the early days of Viet Nam. Recently a trove of his unprocessed negatives were discovered. They are being developed and archived now.
Vita brevis. Ars longa.
You can read about it all here.http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/27/arts/design/27kenn.html?ref=arts
Posted by george tannenbaum at 9:36 PM