During a long and distinguished career as a photographer, Cornell Capa spent two decades covering social justice and politics for Life Magazine until 1967, exploring these themes across the U.S and beyond. Capa joined Magnum, which his brother Robert Capa founded, in 1954. He travelled to the Soviet Union in 1958, creating a series of photographs that provide a snapshot of life in Soviet Russia, ranging from the Bolshoi Ballet Academy to Russian Orthodox monks.

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