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Cornell Capa © International Center of Photography
American, b. (Hungary) 1918
We all remember famous portraits such as the one of Marilyn Monroe on the set of the film The Misfits, the Hasidic teacher bending over three children who study the Torah, or John F. Kennedy at his first cabinet meeting, seen from the back, his hair's outline drawn like a Chinese shadow.
These were the work of Cornell Capa, born Cornell Friedmann at the end of World War I in a Jewish family from Budapest . In 1936 he moved to Paris where his brother Andre Friedmann (Robert Capa) was working as a photojournalist. As a teenager, Cornell had wanted to become a doctor...