10 Facts about Robert Capa

Post On: August 16, 2017
In: Art

I will show you the interesting information about a photojournalist and photographer on Hungarian war on Facts about Robert Capa. Some people argued that he should be called as the greatest adventure and war photographer.  He was born on 22nd October 1913 and died on 25th May 1954. He decided to relocate to Berlin when he was a teen due to the political repression in Hungary. Let us find out the life of Capa by reading the below post:

Facts about Robert Capa 1: living in Berlin

He attended college when settling in Berlin. He had to live in Paris because of the rise of Hitler. In the new city, he took a job as a photojournalist and altered his name.

Facts about Robert Capa 2: the war

Capa was known as a combat photojournalist for he covered five wars. First, he took pictures in the Spanish Civil War. Next, he captured the moment in the Second Sino-Japanese War. Then he went across Europe to take pictures of the Second World War. Other wars that he covered were the Arab-Israeli War in 1948 and First Indochina War. His pictures were published in the notable newspaper and magazines.

Facts about Robert Capa

Facts about Robert Capa

Facts about Robert Capa 3: the risk

Capa had to face the high risk due to his job. During the D-Day, he was the only photojournalist who landed on Omaha Beach.

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Facts about Robert Capa 4: the Second World War

Capa also focused on the Second World War where he captured the pictures by traveling to Paris, Italy, North Africa and London.

Robert Capa

Robert Capa

Facts about Robert Capa 5: the notable friends

The notable friends of Capa included Ernest Hemingway, John Steinbeck, Irwin Shaw and John Huston.


Facts about Robert Capa 6: the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Capa earned a Medal of Freedom from U.S. general Dwight D. Eisenhower due to his pictures of the Second World War in 1947.

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Facts about Robert Capa 7: an organization

He co-founded an organization for the global freelance photographers in Paris. It was called Magnum Photos.

Facts about Robert Capa 8: honor

He was honored in Hungary when the country released a gold coin and a stamp of Capa.

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Facts about Robert Capa 9: working in Spain

He collaborated with Gerda Taro and David Seymour when capturing the pictures of Spanish Civil War in 1936 until 1939.

Capa Facts

Capa Facts

Facts about Robert Capa 10: “The Falling Soldier”

One of his famous works was “The Falling Soldier”, taken during the Spanish Civil War.

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