Thursday, April 30, 2009

Lost and found.



70 years ago a Robert Capa lost of a cache of negatives that came to be called "The Mexican Suitcase." These were recently found--and found to be in "remarkably good condition." You can read the story and see a dozen or so photos here. It's worth the trip. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/30/arts/design/30capa.html?ref=arts

5 comments:

Teenie said...

You do know how to find the gems, Geo.

I took a History of War Correspondence course eons ago, and it was amazing to see what journalists and photographers did to get their stories told.

Ironically, our class book was called "The First Casualty of War." Turns out it was truth.

Tore Claesson said...

I read about this recently.
It's an amazing collection of history.

geo said...

And art.

Kelly said...

Ah, thanks, George. That's a neat article, and the photos are so poignant. Loved it.

Regards,

Kelly

Tore Claesson said...

yes, it's artful photography. Which is what makes it so powerful. Art has often all through history depicted the reality in ways that made us understand what was real. There's "art for art's sake". Which I admit to admire. Especially as a contrast to all bullcrap in our industry. And there's art as a magnifying glass, and amplifier, an interpreter, an eye-opener. You're right, George, as you so often are. Love your blog.