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Robert Capa

Death of a Loyalist Soldier, 1936-probably printed in the 1930s or early 1940s

Gelatin silver print with applied pigment
10 3/5 × 13 3/10 in
27 × 33.7 cm
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The Enduring Image: Photographs from the Dr. Saul Unter Collection

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The Enduring Image: Photographs from the Dr. Saul Unter Collection

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Robert Capa’s Death of a Loyalist Soldier, the photographer’s most famous image and an instantly recognizable classic, brought a new immediacy to photojournalism. Capa’s photograph, which captures the last second of a soldier’s life …

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Robert Capa
Hungarian, 1913–1954
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An unparalleled war photographer of the 20th century, Robert Capa chronicled the Spanish Civil War and cemented the visuals of WWII into the collective memory with his visceral images of the D-Day landings on Omaha Beach. His most famous photograph, Death of a Loyalist Militiaman (1936), depicts a Spanish soldier on the Córdoba front in mid-collapse from a fatal gunshot. During peaceful interludes, Capa produced portraits of leading cultural figures, including Pablo Picasso and John Steinbeck. A co-founder of Magnum Photos along with Henri Cartier-Bresson and others, Capa died when he stepped on a landmine while on assignment for Time-Life in French Indochina. He would inspire future generations of war photographers with his rule, “if your pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough.”

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The Enduring Image: Photographs from the Dr. Saul Unter Collection

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Robert Capa’s …

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The Enduring Image: Photographs from the Dr. Saul Unter Collection

From the Catalogue:
Robert Capa’s Death of a Loyalist Soldier, the photographer’s most famous image and an instantly recognizable classic, brought a new immediacy to photojournalism. Capa’s photograph, which captures the last second of a soldier’s life …

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Signature
Life Photo by Robert Capa' credit stamp, extensively annotated with publication usage information in unidentified hands in ink, crayon and … Read more
Robert Capa
Hungarian, 1913–1954
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An unparalleled war photographer of the 20th century, Robert Capa chronicled the Spanish Civil War and cemented the visuals of WWII into the collective memory with his visceral images of the D-Day landings on Omaha Beach. His most famous photograph, Death of a Loyalist Militiaman (1936), depicts a Spanish soldier on the Córdoba front in mid-collapse from a fatal gunshot. During peaceful interludes, Capa produced portraits of leading cultural figures, including Pablo Picasso and John Steinbeck. A co-founder of Magnum Photos along with Henri Cartier-Bresson and others, Capa died when he stepped on a landmine while on assignment for Time-Life in French Indochina. He would inspire future generations of war photographers with his rule, “if your pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough.”

Robert Capa

Death of a Loyalist Soldier, 1936-probably printed in the 1930s or early 1940s

Gelatin silver print with applied pigment
10 3/5 × 13 3/10 in
27 × 33.7 cm
Bidding closed
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