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.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

i read about it saturday. amazing. and how neatly his film rolls where stored.