Three War Photographers, and a Suitcase
January 19, 2011 9:25 AM   Subscribe

Images of War. Three friends: Robert Capa, Gerda Taro and David Seymour (known as Chim) set out to document wartime Spain. Each photographer found their own vision, relationship with war, and eventual wartime deaths (Taro near Madrid in 1937; Capa, the first photojournalist killed in Indochina 1954, and Seymour to sniper fire in Egypt in 1956). Capa and Taro’s work from the Civil War assumed lost during the Nazi Invasion of Paris appeared in a Mexican Suitcase in 2007 bringing with it a mysterious tale (Previous Metas). For extra galleries click

Robert Capo: ( ICP, NYTimes, PBS, Time)
Gerda Taro (NYTimes, ICP, Gallery
David Seymour (ICP Corcoran, Chim Archive, de Young Exhibit)
posted by stratastar (5 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
posted by HumanComplex at 9:43 AM on January 19, 2011

One More! Photos from Contact Sheet
posted by stratastar at 9:46 AM on January 19, 2011

Amazing. It's like a Graham Greene story. I hope they find the evidence if falling soldier was staged or not.
posted by stbalbach at 10:47 AM on January 19, 2011

Super duper collection of links, Stratastar. Thanks!
posted by pjaust at 1:12 PM on January 19, 2011

I saw the ICP exhibit when I was in NYC at the beginning of December, and it's as fascinating as it looks online.

(I'm also glad to see for the sake of people that may visit as a result of seeing this post that they're opening some more interesting exhibits downstairs tomorrow---the Cuban exhibit they had down there in the fall was terribly dull.)
posted by waterunderground at 9:45 PM on January 19, 2011

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