Robert Capa Centennial + Gerda Taro "Two Photographers"
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Capa and Taro’s photographic work was a joint enterprise, and it has been considered difficult to tell their work apart. Recent studies, however, have clearly distinguished the photographs taken by Taro. This exhibition will be the first opportunity in Japan to get an overall view of her work. It presents 83 prints that have been firmly identified as being by Taro as well as documentary materials, all provided by the International Center of Photography. This exhibition provides a good introduction to Taro’s activity during her short life and her ability and achievement as a photographer.
The Yokohama Museum of Art has acquired a collection of 194 Capa photographs, many of them donated by the photographer’s brother, Cornell Capa. It features his debut work, an image of Trotsky giving a speech in Copenhagen in 1932, and memorable war photographs such as the photo which well known as "The Falling Soldier" (1936) from the Spanish Civil War and documentation of the 1944 D-Day landings in World War Ⅱ. It also includes genre scenes taken on a trip to Japan during his later years and images captured in Indochina 1954 just before he was killed by an exploding landmine. The photographs are shown together with magazines and other media that spread his images throughout the world, providing an overview of Robert Capa’s life, work, and achievement as a photo journalist.
[Image: Gerda Taro, "Robert Capa, Segovia Front" (1937) Gealtin Silver Print Collection of ICP ⓒICP]