Capa in Color

One of the world’s most famous photojournalists, Robert Capa founded the Magnum photo agency and made his name with hard-hitting black and white images featuring subjects as diverse as D-Day and Pablo Picasso.

However, Capa had a hidden side. It turns out he was also a dab hand at color photography as well. ICP blows the lid off his secret talent with the ‘Capa in Color’ exhibition.

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Shots of Second World War soldiers and Arab horsemen mingle with images of Ava Gardener and Swiss skiers.

It all feels incredibly glamorous until the inclusion of a few color images from his assignment to Indochina, later to be known as Vietnam. Like Larry Burrows after him, he became a victim of this tragic land by stepping on a landmine.

A short but action packed life ended that day but the images most certainly live on in glorious Kodachrome.

If you’re lucky enough to live in New York, I suggest you pop along to Sixth Avenue and check it out.

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Capa Tunisia

USA. Sun Valley, Idaho. October 1941.  Ernest Hemingway with his son, Gregory.

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Wonderful Colour Photographs of World War II by Robert Capa (3)

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