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Past Exhibition

Robert Capa Retrospective in Shenzhen

Seminal photographs from Robert Capa’s career go on show in Shenzhen, China

Robert Capa

Robert Capa © International Center of Photography Children playing in the snow. Hankou, China. March 1938. © Robert Capa © International Center of Photography | Magnum Photos

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.”

Robert Capa © International Center of Photography Boy soldier. Hankou, China. March 1938. © Robert Capa © International Center of Photography | Magnum Photos
Robert Capa © International Center of Photography US troops assault Omaha Beach during the D-Day landings (first assault). Normandy, France. June 6th, 1944. © Robert Capa © International Center of Photography | Magnum Photos
Robert Capa © International Center of Photography Training Nationalist Chinese soldiers. China. 1938. © Robert Capa © International Center of Photography | Magnum Photos

A career spanning-exhibition in Shenzhen University Art Museum shows a selection of Robert Capa’s photographs about World War II as well as many portraits including those of his friends and contemporaries, such as Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso.

Supported by Daken Art.

Robert Capa © International Center of Photography Henri Matisse in his studio. Nice, France. August 1949. © Robert Capa © International Center of Photography | Magnum Photos