Robert Capa Retrospective at Bassano del Grappa
Chiara Casarin and Denis Curti present a selection of Robert Capa's iconic works
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.”