Robert Capa was born in Budapest in 1913. At twenty-two he traveled to Spain to photograph the Spanish Civil War and soon established a reputation as one of the greatest war photojournalists in history. On May 25, 1954, in French Indochina, Capa was the first American photographer to die in what would become the Vietnam War. Cornell Capa is Robert Capa's younger brother. A distinguished photojournalist, he founded the International Center of Photography in New York City in 1974.
Renowned photograher Capa first published this memoir in 1947, recalling his time covering World War II between 1942 and 1945. His firsthand reminiscences are buttressed with his signature photographs. Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
"A powerful story nimbly told. For devotees of fine photography or
accounts of World War II, the Modern Library 's reprinting is a
-- Tampa Tribune and Times
"Capa's work is itself the picture of a great heart and an overwhelming compassion. . . . He could photograph motion and gaiety and heartbreak. He could photograph thought. He captured a world."
-- John Steinbeck
"Above all--and this is what shows in his pictures--Capa, who
spent so much energy on inventions for his own person, has deep,
human sympathy for men and women trapped in reality."
-- John Hersey