VIDEO: Robert Capa in Color at the International Center of Photography
Wartime photographer Robert Capa covered five wars, and captured some of the most iconic wartime photos ever published. His most famous series is called, "The Magnificent Eleven," a group of 11 photos from D-Day, when Capa joined American and allied troops storming Normandy's Omaha Beach in 1944. The black and white photos were published in Life Magazine and gave the world new insight into the reality of war.
Capa was known primarily for his black and white photos. But he started using color film in 1941 and pursued it aggressively after the war until his death in 1954. A new exhibition "Capa in Color" at the International Center of Photography of his restored post-war color photographs is the most comprehensive look at his color work. The exhibition is a departure from the shots for which he is best known, showing a diverse portfolio of photos from life at a Swiss ski resort, a rare shot of Pablo Picasso and his son, to Ernest Hemingway with his son.
Curator Cynthia Young says until now, Capa's color photographs remained in the photography center's archives because the technology had not yet been developed to help restore the faded photos.
"Capa In Color" is at the International Center of Photography in New York through May 4.
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