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Cornell Capa Photographs

A collection of intelligent, compassionate, formally striking images from the legendary photographer Cornell Capa

Cornell Capa

Cornell Capa Robert F. Kennedy campaigning for the Senate. Elmira, New York, USA. 1964. Cornell Capa © International Center of Photography. © Cornell Capa © International Center of Photography | Magnum Photos
Cornell Capa US actors Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe on the set of The Misfits. USA. Nevada. 1960. Cornell Capa © International Center of Photography. © Cornell Capa © International Center of Photography | Magnum Photos
Cornell Capa American evangelist Billy Graham delivers a sermon at Madison Square Garden. New York City, USA. 1957. Cornell Capa © International Center of Photography. © Cornell Capa © International Center of Photography | Magnum Photos
Cornell Capa Rooster-crowing contest. Oklahoma, USA. 1947. Cornell Capa © International Center of Photography. © Cornell Capa © International Center of Photography | Magnum Photos
Cornell Capa Spectators at a space-age air show. Nevada, USA. 1959. Cornell Capa © International Center of Photography. © Cornell Capa © International Center of Photography | Magnum Photos
Cornell Capa A contestant at an archery match in the Forest of Arden. Warwickshire, England. 1950. Cornell Capa © International Center of Photography. © Cornell Capa © International Center of Photography | Magnum Photos
Cornell Capa Supporters of Adlai Stevenson. USA. 1956. Cornell Capa © International Center of Photography. © Cornell Capa © International Center of Photography | Magnum Photos
Cornell Capa Early morning cold baths at Winchester College. Winchester, England. 1951. Cornell Capa © International Center of Photography. © Cornell Capa © International Center of Photography | Magnum Photos
Cornell Capa The Bolshoi Ballet School. Moscow, Russia. 1958. Cornell Capa © International Center of Photography. © Cornell Capa © International Center of Photography | Magnum Photos
Cornell Capa The goose-stepping troops of Juan Perón's dictatorial regime. Buenos Aires, Argentina. 1955. Cornell Capa © International Center of Photography. © Cornell Capa © International Center of Photography | Magnum Photos
Cornell Capa Hebrew lesson. Brooklyn, New York City, USA. 1955. Cornell Capa © International Center of Photography. © Cornell Capa © International Center of Photography | Magnum Photos
Cornell Capa Woman on balcony. El Salvador. 1973. Cornell Capa © International Center of Photography. © Cornell Capa © International Center of Photography | Magnum Photos
Cornell Capa Some of the one thousand political dissidents who were arrested after the assassination of Nicaraguan dictator Anastasio Somoza. Managua, Nicaragua 1956. Cornell Capa © International Center of Phot (...)
Cornell Capa Russian Orthodox monks. Zagorsk, Russia. 1958. Cornell Capa © International Center of Photography. © Cornell Capa © International Center of Photography | Magnum Photos
Cornell Capa Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip during the Queen's visit to the United States. New York City, USA. 1957. Cornell Capa © International Center of Photography. © Cornell Capa © International Center of Photography | Magnum Photos

"Single photographs are not what I do best. My most effective work is groups of photographs which hang together and tell stories"

- Cornell Capa

When people refer to Cornell Capa they often think of him as the founder and director of the International Center of Photography, New York, and as the brother of Robert Capa, rather than as a photographer.

This cloth-bound book, filled with 27 of his most compassionate, striking images, promises to bring to light his work as a photographer.

He once told Camera magazine, “Single photographs are not what I do best. My most effective work is groups of photographs which hang together and tell stories.” The pictures included here sum up and transcend those stories while resonating with a universal human experience, they mark him as what he referred to as”a concerned photographer”.