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Robert Capa

Hungarian photographer

Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
Robert Capa is considered one of the premiere war photographers of the 20th century. Born Andrei Friedman, he emigrated to Paris in 1933, and then went to Spain to cover the Spanish Civil War. His image "Death of Spanish Loyalist," which shows a soldier falling at the moment of being struck by a bullet, made his reputation. Working freelance and on assignment, he traveled to China, Italy, Germany, France, and Israel, where he took numerous photographs of World War II combat for Life magazine. He was fatally injured in Vietnam in 1954.

Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500063842.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.

Objects related to Robert Capa:

Robert Capa Espagne Republicaine, Battle of Rio Serge, Spanish Civil War, 1938 Gelatin silver print
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