Shutter to Think

Friday, March 14, 2008


Robert Capa was the prototypical war photographer of the mass media age; a dashing, self-made innovator with an appetite for action and grace on the front lines. A trove of his photos, long thought lost, has recently been found and International Center for Photography director Buzz Hartshorn explains their significance.

Comments [2]

Allan Murphy from Tokyo

Interesting story on Capa but I think you omitted the big news of the lost negatives and the Mexican connection. Capa's famous photo of the soldier being shot was long thought to have been possibly staged, but the negatives show that it was real.

Mar. 18 2008 07:43 AM
Larry Baxter from Burlington, Vermont

In the interest of accuracy could you please have someone really research the responsibility for the injuries to the young Vietnamese girl you referred to as having been fire bombed by the US Air Force. I ralize that it is always easier to perpetuate an untruth, especially if that is actually your intention but it is my understanding that the bombing in question was actually done by the Vietnamese Air Force. That in no way diminishes the horror of the incident but it lays its responsibility on the actual parties who comitted the act. The continued effort by some in the media to hold US forces responsible for this very visible atrocity raises the old question about intent over accuracy.

Mar. 16 2008 11:01 AM

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