The Ludwig Galerie Saarlouis presents – from August 30th to November 29th, 2020 – the exhibition “Robert Capa and his work on the Saar”.
The retrospective, comprising around 100 works, shows a selection of Capa’s photographs of war as well as many portraits including those of his friends and fellow artists such as Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso.
But the heart of the exhibition is a photographic report on what is currently the Saar. Sent by the French magazine “VU“, Capa (then working under the name André Friedmann) went to Saarland with their correspondent Gorta to capture the atmosphere shortly before the Saar vote on January 13, 1935.
The report was published in two parts, on November 7 and 21, 1934 in the magazine “VU” (issues 347 and 349) over a total of 6 pages with some 20 photos. Four of the negatives of the photos taken in the Saarland are in the archives of Magnum Photos.
For the first time, four photographs of this report are shown together with the two magazine articles that were published in November 1934.