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Most famous for his remarkable coverage of five wars, Robert Capa once said, ‘the war photographer’s most fervent wish is for unemployment’. Born to Jewish parents in Budapest in 1913, he studied political science at the Deutsche Hochschule für Politik in Berlin before being driven out of the country by the threat of a Nazi regime. Over the course of a career shaped predominantly by war, he also photographed many famous faces and events. Future generations of photojournalists would be influenced by his maxim, “if your pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough.” Pictured here, crowds fill the Champs-Élysées on the 26th August 1944 to celebrate the liberation of Paris.

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