Thursday, April 30, 2009

Robert Capa: Inside The Mexican Suitcase

© Tony Cenicola/New York Times

A wonderful article in The New York Times about Robert Capa's (and others) lost film from The Spanish Civil War, around 4,300 frames to be exact. They arrived mysteriously in cardboard boxes at The International Center of Photography last year.
Click HERE for a slideshow

Although the "Fallen Soldier" controversy hasn't been put to rest, the mere appearance of these negatives 70 years after they were taken is a testament to documentary photography and its ability to out live time. Click HERE for Richard Whelan's essay "Proving That Robert Capa's 'Fallen Soldier' Is Authentic," published in Aperture Magazine No. 166, Spring 2002.

Discovered in The Mexican Suitcase:

© Robert Capa/ICP

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