Tuesday, August 18, 2009

New Doubts Raised Over Famous War Photo

Robert Capa/Magnum Photos

Another Photography scandal!

First Annie Leibovitz
Then Edgar Martins
Now Robert Capa?

Please read article by Larry Rohter for the NY Times

Published: August 17, 2009
After nearly three-quarters of a century Robert Capa’s “Falling Soldier” picture from the Spanish Civil War remains one of the most famous images of combat ever. It is also one of the most debated, with a long string of critics claiming that the photo, of a soldier seemingly at the moment of death, was faked. Now, a new book by a Spanish researcher asserts that the picture could not have been made where, when or how Capa’s admirers and heirs have claimed.

Read more here:www.nytimes.com/2009/08/18/arts/design/18capa.html?_r=1&th&emc=th

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