The D-Day Photographs of Robert Capa
September 4, 2006 9:28 AM   Subscribe

The D-Day Photographs of Robert Capa (via Plep)
posted by jack_mo (7 comments total)
slightly out of focus!

Capa is always a joy. and his brother is a hell of a photographer, too
posted by matteo at 9:40 AM on September 4, 2006

Nice pictures, I enjoyed them

posted by sawthesign at 9:49 AM on September 4, 2006

My beautiful France looked sordid and uninviting, and a German machine gun, spitting bullets around the barge, fully spoiled my return.
posted by jimmythefish at 10:28 AM on September 4, 2006

"All but eleven of Capa's negatives were spoiled by an overly eager darkroom worker in the London office of Time Inc. who turned up the heat in the drying cabinet too high. When LIFE published the photographs, a caption disingenously explained that the 'immense excitement of [the] moment made photographer Capa move his camera and blur [his] picture.'"

This kind of thing really pisses me off. Wasn't there a similar story about the only color footage from d-day being destroyed when someone dropped it overboard?
posted by bob sarabia at 10:54 AM on September 4, 2006

Robert Capa also took this famous photograph of a Loyalist militiaman at the moment of his death in the Spanish Civil War. (Despite accusations that the photo was staged, it's genuine.)

This is a nice remembrance of Capa on this year's D-Day anniversary. After D-Day he covered the Battle of the Bulge.
posted by kirkaracha at 11:11 AM on September 4, 2006

Tomorrow is the 70th anniversary of the Falling Soldier's death.
posted by MinPin at 11:19 AM on September 4, 2006

Robert Capa was a courageous man and a magnificent photographer. Like Cartier-Bresson he inspired countless post-war photographers both amateur and professional. I owe them both a great deal.
Good post - thank you...
posted by speug at 11:37 AM on September 4, 2006

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