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The younger brother of Robert Capa, one of the agency’s co-founders, Cornell’s contribution to photojournalism was notably distinct from that of his sibling. Where Robert was foremost a war photographer, Cornell – founder of the International Center of Photography in New York City – was a self-proclaimed photographer of peace, his work dealing primarily with themes of social justice and politics. His coverage for Life magazine of John F. Kennedy’s successful presidential run in 1960 is notable for being both a documentation of an important event in American history and an intimate portrait of the country’s youngest ever elected President’s rise to power.

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