An exhibition at the Barbican Centre in London, “This is War! Robert Capa at Work,” marks the first time that all the images taken by Capa on September 5, 1936, the date of the famed image, will be collectively displayed. A recent audit of all the negatives held by the International Center of Photography in New York has unearthed previously unknown film taken by both Capa and his lover Gerda Taro on that day. The new pictures, some of which include the immortalized soldier, Frederico Borrell Garcia, 24, have led the curators to believe that Capa's "Falling Soldier" is authentic, but that the death occurred during an exercise rather than during combat.
“Looking at the photos it is clear that it is not the heat of battle," said Cynthia Young, the curator of the show. “It is likely the soldiers were carrying out an exercise either for Capa or themselves.”
“This is War! Robert Capa at Work” runs at the Barbican from October 17 through January 25, 2009.