Robert Capa

Soldiers Reading, 1936

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Details

Gelatin silver print on archival museum mat, and black wood frame
11.0 x 14.0 in (27.9 x 35.6 cm)
With blind stamp

Location

This work ships from New York, NY, US.


Description

Loyalist soldiers reading behind the Republican lines in Madrid (November/December 1936).


About Robert Capa

Hungarian photojournalist, 1913-1954Philippe Halsman (Latvian, 1906-1979) began his photographic career in Paris. In 1934, Halsman opened a portrait studio in Montparnasse using an innovative twin-lens reflex camera that he designed. Many notable artists and writers including Marc Chagall, Andre Gide, Le Corbusier and Andre Malraux were photographed in this studio. Halsman arrived in the United States in 1940, which lead to a career spanning 30 years reporting for nearly every major American magazine. In 1945, as the first president of the American Society of Magazine Photographers, Halsman fought to protect photographers’ creative and professional rights. In 1941 he formed a relationship with Salvador Dali which lasted nearly four decades resulting in “photographs of ideas.” From 1971 to 1976, Halsman ran a seminar at the New School entitled “Psychological Portraiture.”