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CAPA, Robert: Socialist Stronghold - Hemsworth in the Division of Yorkshire


A vintage gelatin silver print, various label stamps and markings to verso including press captions and Illustrated Magazine date usage stamp 27 October 1951; 19.5 x 25cm. Robert Capa born Endre Friedmann (October 22, 1913 – May 25, 1954) was a Hungarian war photographer and photojournalist. Arguably the greatest war photographer in history. Capa fled political repression in Hungary when he was a teenager, moving to Berlin. where he witnessed the rise of Hitler, which led him to move to Paris. He subsequently covered five wars: the Spanish Civil War, the Second Sino-Japanese War, World War II across Europe, the 1948 Arab–Israeli War, and the First Indochina War, with his photos published in major magazines and newspapers. During his career he risked his life numerous times, most dramatically as the only civilian photographer landing on Omaha Beach on D-Day. He documented the course of World War II in London, North Africa, Italy, and the liberation of Paris. His friends and colleagues included Ernest Hemingway, Irwin Shaw, John Steinbeck and director John Huston. Small crease to lower left corner and long horizontal crease near lower margin.