Robert Capa was born in October 22, 1913 in Budapest, Hungary. Capa was born as Andre Friedmann to jewish parents. Andre originally studied political science at the Deutsche Hochshule für Politik in Berlin. But due to the rise and spread of the Nazi regime, he moved to Paris in 1933. In Paris, Andre met journalist / photographer Gerda Taro. Working together they invented the 'famous' American photographer Robert Capa and began to sell photos under that print name. Andre met Pablo Picasso and Ernest Hemingway and became friends with photographers David 'Chim' Seymour and Henri Cartier-Bresson.
In 1936, Capa's coverage of the Spanish Civil War appeared everywhere and his picture of a loyalist soldier who had just been fatally wounded earned him his international reputation and became a powerful symbol of war.
A few years later in 1938, Gerda Taro was killed in Spain and Capa traveled to China then emigrated to New York a year later. He was then asked by Time Magazine to photograph the Second World War mainly covering Omaha beach on D-Day.
In 1947, Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, David Seymour, Gearoge Rodger, and William Vandivert created Magnum Photos.
From 1948-1950, Capa photographed the turmoil surrounding Israel's declaration of independence.
May 25th 1954, Capa was photographing the French war for Life Magazine in Thai-Binh Indochina, when he stepped on a landmine and was killed. The French army awarded him the Croix de Guerre.
The Robert Capa Gold Medal Award was established in 1955 to reward exceptional professional merit.
Robert Capa was known for more than just one photo. But his photo "Death of a Loyalist Soldier" or known as "The Falling Soldier", was a big photo that brought him a lot of attention. But he was known for more than just this photo.
From all of the research that I have have looked over and have seen of his, I am very fond of Robert Capa and his work. When i was researching him, i came across a quote of his that I really enjoyed, "If your photographs aren't good enough, you're not close enough". He had a very good work ethic and showed his passion of photography through his photos. He was a great photographer and had some very good photos.