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Robert Capa © International Center of Photography Pablo Picasso and Françoise Gilot. In the background the painter's nephew Javier Vilato. Golfe-Juan, France. August 1948. © Robert Capa © International Center of Photography | Magnum Photos
Robert Capa © International Center of Photography Death of a loyalist militiaman. Córdoba front, Spain. Early September, 1936. © Robert Capa © International Center of Photography | Magnum Photos
Robert Capa © International Center of Photography Children playing in the snow. Hankou, China. March, 1938. © Robert Capa © International Center of Photography | Magnum Photos
Robert Capa © International Center of Photography People on street lined with ruined buildings. Berlin, Germany. August, 1945. © Robert Capa © International Center of Photography | Magnum Photos
Robert Capa © International Center of Photography Motorcyclists and woman walking on the road from Nam Dinh to Thai Binh. Indochina, Vietnam. May, 1954. © Robert Capa © International Center of Photography | Magnum Photos
Robert Capa © International Center of Photography US troops assault Omaha Beach during the D-Day landings. Normandy, France. June 6th, 1944. © Robert Capa © International Center of Photography | Magnum Photos
Robert Capa © International Center of Photography Ingrid Bergman in a dramatic scene from "Arch of Triumph". Hollywood, USA. July-October, 1946. © Robert Capa © International Center of Photography | Magnum Photos
Collection Capa Robert Capa photographed by Ruth Orkin. Paris, France. 1951. © Collection Capa | Magnum Photos

This Retrospective of Robert Capa, curated by Chiara Casarin, director of the Basque Museums, and Denis Curti, artistic director of the Casa dei Tre Oci in Venice, presents 97 black and white photographs, which the photographer and co-founder of Magnum Photos, took between 1936 and 1954, the year of his death in Indochina. By removing the barriers between photographer and subject, Robert Capa’s works show the misery, the chaos, and the cruelty of the war.

John Steinbeck once wrote that his friend Robert Capa knew that “you cannot photograph war, because it is largely an emotion.” However, continued Steinbeck, “he did photograph that emotion by shooting beside it. He could show the horror of a whole people in the face of a child.”