THIS IS WAR! ROBERT CAPA AT WORK17. Oct - 25. Jan 09 / ended Barbican Centre
Advance online tickets £6. At Box Office: £8/ £6 concessions
Robert Capa (1913–1954) is one of the leading photographers of the twentieth century and defined how modern warfare was photographed.
This exhibition, which includes over 150 images, some never-before-seen photographs and newly discovered documents, illuminates Capa’s working process and features many of the photographs that have become iconic images of war.
The exhibition features six of his most important war stories; The Falling Soldier and The Battle of Rio Segre, both capturing the Spanish Civil War; the Sino-Japanese War; American troops landing in Normandy on D-Day; and the liberation of Leipzig, including images of the last man shot in World War II.
In 1936, just a month into the Republican struggle against General Franco’s fascist army, Capa made the most famous image of the Spanish Civil War, Death of a Loyalist Militiaman, now generally known as The Falling Soldier. It was to become the ultimate symbol of the Spanish Loyalist fight and has been dogged by controversy ever since.
For the first time, this exhibition reveals all the known images taken by Capa on that day, including newly discovered negatives which re-surfaced in 2007. These images may shed new light onto the ongoing debate about whether Capa fabricated the most famous war photograph of all time.
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by angelo 23.11.08 19:50
I've particularly enjoyed the piece of Omer Fast, "The Casting".
Watch it on both sides of the screens.